It's time for "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's the next yet-to-be-published YA or MG novel from the top of my to-read list!
THE SONG RISING (Bone Season #3)
Releases 7 March 2017 from Bloomsbury
Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.
Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it.
Image and info via Goodreads.
Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is a holiday guide, or a list of books I recommend you buy others as gifts. Since that's basically what many of my Top Ten Tuesdays are anyway, I figured that instead, I would share my Top Ten Past Top Tens to Consult for Gift-Buying. So here are ten links for you to check out. Also look at my Goodreads shelves for more! I read a lot of books, and I'm happy to share my favorites.
1) Top Ten YA Contemporary Novels
2) Top Ten YA Historical Fiction Books
3) 18 Amazing Paranormal YA Books
4) 16 Satisfying YA Story Retellings
5) Top Ten YA Sci-Fi Novels
6) Top Ten YA Novels With a Romantic Mood
7) Top Ten Novels That All Teen Girls Should Read
8) 20 Tremendous Diverse YA Books
9) 13 Terrific YA Books on Mental Illness
10) Top Ten Books to Read If You Loved Alex Rider
As I said in last Saturday's post, it matters a lot to me that I get to share my experiences with fibromyalgia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I want there to be greater awareness and understanding. I want people like me to be able to look out into the world and see that there are ways to survive.
With that in mind, I'm creating this master post which links to all my posts related to fibro, OCD, and other chronic conditions. Further resources are listed at the bottom. I will regularly update this list in the future so that it can remain the central hub for my disability experience.
*As of 11 December 2017, this post has been converted into a permanent blog tag.*
Chronic Illness: General
Wordy Wednesday: Two Poems 4/8/15
On Alternative Medicine 5/6/15
Thoughts of a Struggling Fibromyalgic 9/11/16
Thoughts of a Struggling Fibromyalgic, Pt. Two 11/19/16
Facing the Pain 2/18/17
My Body Is an Aggressive Roommate 4/29/17
The Joys of Eating With Chronic Illness 6/24/17
My Mayo Clinic Experience 8/12/17
Fashion Tips for Chronic Pain Sufferers 8/26/17
My Experience After Mayo Clinic (So Far) 12/6/17
Chronic Illness: Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia: My Story 9/21/12
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 5/15/13
My LDS Youth Trek Experience 1/8/14
Video: Fibromyalgic Beauty Routine 10/24/15
My Chronically Ill Life Is Hard 11/14/15
It's time for "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's the next yet-to-be-published YA or MG novel from the top of my TBR list!
THE HATE U GIVE
Releases 28 February 2017 from Balzer + Bray
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Info and image via Goodreads.
Hey, guys! So this is sort of a follow-up on my last fibromyalgia post.
*Contains mention of suicidal thoughts*
As you know, I’ve been struggling a lot the past year with my fibromyalgia, which has been worsening basically since I first developed it, in 2009. It took a few big leaps in the last couple years, and since I graduated from college, I’ve been much, much sicker.
It's time for "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's the next yet-to-be-published YA/MG novel from the top of my to-read list!
LONG MAY SHE REIGN
Releases 21 February 2017 from HarperTeen
Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom--and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.
Image and info via Goodreads.
Apologies for the skipped posts, again. My laptop broke, because life is great, so I have somewhat limited access at the moment.
In any case, welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is a movie related freebie. So I figured it was a good time to update you on what my favorites are! Here are my Top Ten Most Favorite Movies.
1) The Avengers Universe (2008--present day). So this is actually thirteen movies so far--but I'm counting series as a single entry, as I often do. The Avengers, for anyone unfamiliar with them, are a team of superheroes and ex-government agents who protect the world. There are two main overarching conflicts in the movie series, amidst many smaller ones--HYDRA, a Nazi organization focused on the supernatural, and Thanos, a monstrous alien seeking out the supernaturally powerful Infinity Stones.
Basically, Marvel's storytelling is top notch, the Avengers feel like family, and Wanda Maximoff is queen. I can't even tell you how happy seeing a character like her on screen makes me. Not to mentionnnnn, ScarletVision is the OTP I have had the most feelings about possibly ever in my life, I love them together, they are perfect, don't @ me. Haha, and I've always been a big fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Superhero fiction tends to straddle the line between the two genres, which I adore. So this has to be number one. NOW ENJOY THIS SCARLETVISION-THEMED FANART, BECAUSE I SAID SO.
How is it November already? Ack!!! Well, to help stave off any election-related stress, here are some funny pics (and a couple of videos) for y'all. I'll see you again Tuesday, or some other day, if we aren't all dead by then. *shrugs*
It's time for "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's the next yet-to-be-published YA/MG novel from the top of my TBR list!
Releases 21 February 2017 from Little Brown
Some bodies won’t stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.
When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present.
Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.
Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today.
Info and image via Goodreads.
Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is Top Ten Books to Read in Book Club. I've been in a couple of informal book clubs--one a defunct group of young people in the YA community, the other a women's church group that I hope to rejoin once I'm feeling better. But if I were to recommend some book club books, let's be honest: they'd basically just be the ones I recommend here all the time anyway.
So instead, today I'm going to share my Top Ten Books I've Read in Book Club, derived from this Goodreads shelf. I've only read about two-thirds of the books we're meant to have read so far, so be aware that this list is limited in that way.
1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Oops! Looks like one of my oft-recommended books ended up here anyway. The women's church group read this (long after I already had) in July of 2014. Since this may be the book I've recommended most often on this blog, I don't think I need to tell you about it again. But if you haven't read it, do get on that.
I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, and a freelance editor. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. Basically, stories are my life.
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