Category: Let’s Discuss

Does Your Right to Free Speech Extend to My Blog? Let’s Discuss.

Does Your Right to Free Speech Extend to My Blog? Let’s Discuss.

Okay, so Shannon and I have run into a little situation lately with our link-ups, and and now it’s turned into a full-on mess that’s made me start questioning some things. So I thought I’d write something here, both to address the situation and to get my fellow bloggers’ honest opinions about what it means to host a link-up on my blog. Do I give up some level of control by doing so? Do I […]

Posted May 5, 2022 in Let's Discuss / 61 Comments
My New 2022 Writing Method

My New 2022 Writing Method

I’ve mentioned my newest WIP a few times now, but I haven’t given many details about the methods behind my writing. Writing verse novels is an intensive process. You have to analyze each and every word and weigh its value within the piece. The low wordcount for verse novels can be both liberating and limiting. But I read a writing craft book this week called Writing Right by James R. Matheson, and this book radically […]

Posted April 1, 2022 in April Fools, Let's Discuss / 19 Comments
2022 YA & MG Verse Novels: A Complete List & Ten I’ve Been Looking Forward To

2022 YA & MG Verse Novels: A Complete List & Ten I’ve Been Looking Forward To

I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday Post in a while, but I thought I’d jump in with a list this week, even though I’m not doing the official list. (It’s a step in the right direction, right?) Anyway, I’ve been reading lots of verse novels lately since I’ve also been writing in verse. And I wanted a running list of verse novels releasing in 2022, but I couldn’t find one. So I created a […]

Posted March 29, 2022 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments
Do You “See” a Book as You Read? Let’s Discuss!

Do You “See” a Book as You Read? Let’s Discuss!

A couple of weeks ago, I was away from home for a few days while at my son’s State meet for Special Olympics snowshoeing (you can see a video of him here if you’re curious what that is). On the second morning, I found myself missing snuggles from my pup, Digit. He tends to be very needy in the mornings, which means that he gives me very forceful snuggles, hoping I’ll play with him in […]

Posted February 16, 2022 in Let's Discuss / 25 Comments
Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, and I was inspired by a post over at Read All the Things to share my Top Ten Covers of 2021 I chose my favorite covers from 2021 releases I’ve read. Not only were these fabulous stories, but just look at the gorgeousness!! As you can see from these faves, I tend to gravitate toward illustrated covers, and […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 43 Comments
Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I’m a little late for Halloween, but this tag seemed so fun that I decided to do it anyway! I found this over at Twirling Book Princess. I actually haven’t even read that full post yet because (after reading the mechanics of the tag) it seemed like reading the post would spoil it for me. So I’m going to head over there and read Mehsi’s post as soon as I’m finished writing this.  🙂 The […]

Posted November 9, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 19 Comments
The Personal Library Book Tag

The Personal Library Book Tag

I found this fun tag the other day over at a GREAT read and decided to join in. The tag was created by the blogger over at 24hryabookblog and the image above was borrowed from them as well! (If you want to join in on the tag, make sure to link back to that original post.)   HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE THE BOOKS ON YOUR SHELVES? My “system” is somewhat haphazard. I have one YA […]

Posted October 19, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 30 Comments
It’s Time for the Cybils Awards: I’m a Round 1 Poetry Judge!

It’s Time for the Cybils Awards: I’m a Round 1 Poetry Judge!

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a judge for the Cybils Awards again this year! This time, I’ll be a Round 1 judge for the Poetry category, which includes poetry collections and verse novels for all ages, from little kid to YA. If you’ve been hanging around my blog for long, you know that I’m working diligently on a draft of my own verse novel, so I’m excited to be diving deep […]

Posted September 23, 2021 in Cybils, Let's Discuss / 9 Comments
The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!

The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!

I’ve mentioned on the blog before that even though I read a lot of big books when I was younger (I’m looking at you, Wheel of Time Series), I’ve become averse to them in more recent years. There’s something about the sheer pressure of knowing that you have over 1000 books waiting for you on your TBR that makes reading a super long tome feel more stressful than enjoyable.  The last year or two hasn’t […]

Posted June 24, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 22 Comments
How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to create some book page art for my mom’s room (the one at our house, since she basically lives with us half the time). I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was and how fantastic it turned out, and I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you. I hope this inspires you to add a little bookish art to your life! Step […]