Book Thoughts: The 100 Series

  Diving into The 100 series by Kass Morgan was a weird adventure. I’ve watched the CW show for three years, so I’ve had plenty of time to form strong opinions about the characters and story progression, as well as what the writers are doing well and what they’re doing really poorly. I recently started writing about it…

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This Is Not Writing: The Meta Cottage Podcast

  In general, I feel that I express myself best in writing. That may be because I’ve always had a passion for reading, or because I watched too much “Gilmore Girls” as a kid, or because I took all my aspirations of becoming a writer and funneled them into a journalism degree in college. Whatever…

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Book goals: #ReadWomen2017

For the last two years, I’ve read a pretty pitiful number of books: 32 in 2015 and 30 in 2016. Yikes. According to my past GoodReads challenges, 2012 is the year to beat. That year (the year I graduated college, incidentally), I read 71 books! That’s more than what I’ve read in the last two…

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Book Thoughts: When We Collided

For the first time in a while, I’m experiencing a pretty severe book hangover. I spent a good chunk of yesterday (National Read a Book Day!) blasting through Emery Lord’s When We Collided, entranced by the writing, the characters, and the pacing of the story. Then, when it was over, I found myself in the kind…

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Book Thoughts: The Paper Magician Trilogy

One of the best things I’ve ever done is sign up for GoodReads Deals. Whenever an ebook of something I’ve put on my to-read list goes on sale, GoodReads will email me and let me know. It’s probably a little dangerous, given how many books I own (in physical and electronic form) that I haven’t read,…

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Book Thoughts: How to Be Alive

At the beginning of the month, after responding favorably to an email asking whether I’d like an advanced copy of Colin Beavan’s new book, I received a paperback of How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World. Prior to receiving the aforementioned email, I had never heard of Beavan…

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