Movie Review: Love, Simon

Anyone who’s read at least a handful of my posts knows I don’t have a great track record with YA. It’s definitely my least favorite age group, and while I keep trying, I seem to have very little success with the books I pick up.

Knowing that, you’ll probably be surprised to find that I went with a friend to go see Love, Simon, the new movie based off Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The friend I went with is possibly one of the only people I would ever go see a contemporary YA romance movie with. At best, I was expecting to fall asleep fifteen minutes into the movie.

The verdict?

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Tips for New (…or not new) Bloggers

April of this year will mark my fourth year as a blogger and I would like to think I’ve learned some things over the years. Alas, not how to gain lots of followers, design a visually stunning layout, or receive boxes full of books from publishers (you know, the ones with all sorts of cool swag or multiple books that you see the stars of Youtube receive).

I know there are plenty of posts out there full of tips on how to reach a wider audience and engage with readers. What I want to share today are some of the more…let’s say…administrative tips and tricks I’ve developed (some more recently than I’d like to admit).

If you’re starting out, these might make your blogging journey easier. If you’re already established, it might be worth doing some extra legwork to make things easier in the future!

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Book Box Subscriptions Revisited

You may recall my previous thoughts on book subscription boxes from over a year ago – I’m revisiting my opinions after having received three months of PageHabit.

I want to be totally transparent about what I received in each box and how much I paid for it and what I honestly think about the contents, so if you’re ready to dig deep into my thoughts on sub boxes, keep reading!

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