Month: May 2015

A Tangle of Plots

“And although they were three very different people, Cady couldn’t help thinking that when they were woven together, they fit exactly right, like the three strands of hair that Cady’s birth mother had once tied up so intricately.”… Read More


I had my very own You’ve Got Mail moment this weekend. Not the my-online-lover-turned-out-to-be-Tom-Hanks-and-we-lived-happily-ever-after kind of moment. (I don’t know that my version of “happily ever after” ever included Tom Hanks.) Remember that scene when Kathleen is in… Read More

An Amendment

Also Titled… “Further Thoughts on the Princesses of Westfalin and Their Trilogy” Remember that time when I reviewed Jessica Day George’s Princess of the Silver Wood? Funny thing: Jessica Day George herself actually responded to it on Twitter…. Read More

Grace Among the Daffodils

Hello, friends! Since last weekend marked the one-year-anniversary of my graduation from college (Crazy!!), I’ve decided to share one of the best things that I wrote during school. Or maybe it’s just my favorite. Whatever. Hope you enjoy… Read More

Salted Peanuts in The Big Easy

Ruta Sepetys may be best known for Between Shades of Grey (a story about art and refugees, not bondage and sex), but her more recent Out of the Easy is worth just as much attention. Set in the year 1950, in… Read More

May the 4th Be With You

When I was twelve, my father realized that I had never seen the Star Wars movies. “That is positively un-American!” he exclaimed. “This has to be fixed!” He went to Blockbuster (because Blockbuster was still a thing back… Read More

Spinning a Story

I bought Spin (by Darcie J. Gudger) because of an Amazon ad on my Facebook. The girl on the cover looked just like me, and she was spinning a blue flag. All I needed to know was that this was a… Read More