12 Wonderful Contemporary YA Novels

   March 26, 2019    Comments Off on 12 Wonderful Contemporary YA Novels

Teens and young adults sometimes get a bad rap in popular culture. When I was one myself, I was terrible, but having worked with teenagers professionally since then, I know that they’re great. They may lack life experience, but often they more than make up for it in enthusiasm and curiosity. So here are some of my fave contemporary YA… Read more »

6 Contemporary Romance Novels I Adore

   February 25, 2019    Comments Off on 6 Contemporary Romance Novels I Adore

I never expected to become a romance reader, but I should have! After all, I have a passionate love for the X-Men, which is basically a soap opera. (With people shooting lasers out of their eyes.) Romances withOUT people shooting lasers out of their eyes are great too, so here’s a roundup of some of my favorite contemporary romance novels… Read more »

4+ Graphic Novels That Remind Me of Indie Film

   October 19, 2018    Comments Off on 4+ Graphic Novels That Remind Me of Indie Film

— More graphic novels were added to this post in March 2019. Happy reading! — When I think of my favorite indie films, I think of intensely personal stories with small casts. Not to stereotype, because independent filmmakers can and do make all kinds of movies, including epics and spectacles. But these three graphic novels remind me of the smaller… Read more »

9 Gay & M/M Romance Novels About Queer Guys Healing

   October 14, 2018    Comments Off on 9 Gay & M/M Romance Novels About Queer Guys Healing

I don’t normally post romance roundups that are all one gender pairing/combination. But apparently I’ve read and liked a LOT of romance novels where two queer dudes fall in love, and the dude who is in pain finds life easier to deal with now that he has some love and support. So here we are. Hope you find something new… Read more »

21+ Comics That Kids Will Love (And This Adult Did Too)

   September 25, 2018    Comments Off on 21+ Comics That Kids Will Love (And This Adult Did Too)

Y’all, it has been WAY too long since I did a fresh roundup of great comics for kids. I’m mending my bad blogger ways, though! Here’s a roundup of twenty great comics for kids – not optimized for the bitty kids, not YA, but for the kiddos in between. I’ve also double-checked and freshened up the following older posts: 19… Read more »

12 New Adult Romance Novels That Won My Heart

   September 5, 2018    Comments Off on 12 New Adult Romance Novels That Won My Heart

— This post was updated in November 2020 with even MORE books. Happy reading! — I wouldn’t relive my early 20s for a million dollars, but I apparently love a good new adult romance novel (or novella or short story). Here’s a set of my faves, including several picks with main characters who aren’t in college, since that’s not everyone’s… Read more »

16 of My Favorite Funny Romance Novels

   August 16, 2018    Comments Off on 16 of My Favorite Funny Romance Novels

— This post was updated in November 2020 with even MORE books. Happy reading! — I’m a sucker for a romance novel with wry humor, snark, high-quality banter, or the fun kind of bickering. Every single book on this list made me laugh out loud at least five times. So take a look, and hopefully you’ll find something new and… Read more »