Camp NaNoWriMo 2018 \\ My goal, playlist and plans for April


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So Camp NaNoWriMo is coming in April, and I think I might actually participate this year. Generally speaking, I prefer November NaNo, but I have a certain idea I’ve been really into writing lately, so I’m giving it a go!

So here’s my writing goals, my playlist and a rough idea of my story.

Let’s talk about that:

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Pink Cloud Candles \\ the story behind Megan, her candle shop, this community and why you should think before you type


Hello Book Ravens,

If you’ve been on bookstagram in the past few months, you probably know the basics of this situation. If not, let me explain and fill you in.

A bit of a disclaimer first: I was not personally involved, and so I cannot speak from experience, and also this isn’t exactly an uplifting story. In fact, I almost don’t know how to write this.

So let’s talk about that.

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Talking About Your Own Books Online \\ Writing Discussion


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So Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up in April, and I plan to participate. 

NaNoWriMo always gets me excited because everyone talks about it, and I love hearing about others stories! Fantasy, contemporary, magical realism, unknown, etc. I always get so excited about other writers!

But I also feel kind of cut off from it, because I don’t talk about my writing. Not that I don’t want to! I do love talking about it! I’m just a bit paranoid.

So let’s talk about that.

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Book Documentaries I Want to be Made \\ Netflix Where Art Thou?


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Ever since watching CNN’s documentary on the Kennedy’s (which I highly recommend, BTW) I’ve been on a big documentary kick. Netflix obviously has tons, CNN has a few, and I think Hulu might have one or two.

And while I can find shows for food, lifestyle, travel, history, cultural people, nature…I don’t see any of books.

And that got me thinking: Netflix should make documentaries for the bibliophiles of the world. And I have a few ideas.

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Homeschoolers \\ Tackling Tropes


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I’ve been meaning to talk about tropes more, as it’s one of the topics I get most annoyed passionate about.

Why is today the day to start? Well, I’m in a particularly salty mood and I have no idea why. So why not go on a bit of a rant?

I am a homeschooler, and the homeschoolers in YA… are not great. It’s one of my most hated tropes right now,

So let me explain why – and I’ll even give you some tips for writing homeschooled characters!

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Popular Authors That I Have Never Read \\ AKA the shameful side of my TBR


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It’s not unknown that I’m not very good at keeping up with new releases. I read rather slowly, and because I’m trying to read all the cool new books coming out* I tend to forget about older, popular releases.

So I figured I’d make a list – because maybe some of these books are horrible and I dodged a bullet…or maybe I’ve totally missed out on the best book ever.**

*why are there so many?

**unlikely, but you never know

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The Upside of Unrequited \\ Spoiler-Free Review


The Upside of Unrequited Title: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Hardcover (Owlcrate edition)

Spoiler Review: GoodReads

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

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Down the TBR Hole #5 \\ (51-61)


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Originally I had planned to talk about Black Panther – and why I’m obsessed with it – but then Thursday came…and for whatever reason, I really didn’t feel like writing it. 

So that’s turned into the plan for next week, and instead, I’ll do another Down the TBR Hole.

Previously on Down the TBR Hole…

This tag was created by Lost in a Story – basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.

So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.

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