Shatter Me Trilogy – Am I Being Punked by the Whole YA Community?

shatter me-3After strong urging from the little sister to read the Shatter Me trilogy, I finally gave in. (Well, to be honest, she sent me her extra copies of the books, so it was like I was almost doubly obligated to read them.)  With little hesitation, I finally dove into this bizarre, kind-of-a-mess-but-you-keep-reading-anyway series, and… I have a lot to say now.

On one hand, I am really glad I checked these books off of my “absolute must read YA books” list, but on the other hand I kept thinking to myself: “these are not the type of books I like WHAT AM I DOING!?”

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The Booksta Mentality: Candle Edition!

photo-sep-13-09-35-47I have been a part of #bookstagram since April of this year, and for being a relative newbie, have noticed that there are some general themes of the book community that deserve a closer look.  I thought it would be interesting to informally analyze the “mob mentality” of bookstagram (and other bookish social media outlets) from a hopefully unbiased point of view; thus my new series The Booksta Mentality was born!  There are going to be several things that I want to open for discussion over the course of a few months, but first and foremost: let’s talk candles.

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