July 29, 2018

This post might be late. Might be. I’m going to plead vacation. Then I’m going to get technical. My brain is packed with all sorts of random trivia, such as ISO 8601. ISO 8601 says the first day of the week is Monday, so for once I’ll adhere to guidelines because it wo...

July 28, 2018

I’m still on vacation, so once again two posts in one day. Also, I’m computer free, so please forgive the hyphens masquerading as em dashes. On to the point, eventually . . .

Let’s tackle the obvious first. That should be doesn't have, but it’s summer, so let’...

July 22, 2018

According to a text from the United States Postal Service, my July OwlCrate arrived today. Inside that cute little box lives some bookish goodies and a book. The book this month is My Plain Jane, which is a

fantasy/paranormal turned on its head retelling of Jane Eyre. L...

July 22, 2018

I’m on vacation, which should means Blume is on vacation. However, as I realized that my "post twice a week every week" resolution was about to come to a sad and ignoble end, I found myself compelled to complete two posts in one day. I can’t promise that either post wi...

July 13, 2018

For so long, Watership Down stood alone-a singularity. It was my Mordor. It no longer stands alone, but it’s companion does not evoke the same broken-hearted ache, the same repulsion, the same shiver of something like terror. It’s shelf companion, M.A Bennett’s S.T.A.G...

July 10, 2018

Can we talk about YA tropes? Let me first say that tropes exist in books because they actually exist in real life—some of them, but not all of them. For instance, love triangles are too rare to be real. I say that as someone who witnessed one during college, and it was...

July 7, 2018

In times of trouble, I frequently turn to the Giant Lion Turtle, and ask him to grant me a multitude of wishes. The Giant Lion Turtle usually ignores my desires. I think he might find some of my wishes too inconsequential—Dear Giant Lion Turtle, please let rainbow spri...

July 5, 2018

Have you ever listened to a song and heard the lyrics incorrectly, but you don’t know that what you’re hearing is incorrect? Then you hear the song again and you still hear the lyrics incorrectly—over and over again. For instance, you hear “Baby, the sound of you is be...

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