Saturday, July 27, 2013

some things

Today at work I did some things. What kinds of things, you're wondering? (Okay, you're probably not wondering, but I'm going to tell you anyway.) Well, I wrote this little blog post over at Edge of Seventeen about one of my all-time favourite books ever. (HINT: IT'S KETURAH AND LORD DEATH.) Also, I took some photos of the bookstore. Here is one.

And of course, in the midst of the blogging and the instagramming for the store, I sold some books. A lot of books, actually. It was busy today, despite the rain. My favourite moment was when this little girl came in with her mom to pick up her wonder woman book: I handed it to her, she plopped down right in the middle of the floor, pushed up her glasses, and began pouring over the pages like it was some kind of sacred text. Those are the moments that make me really, really love my job.

So now I'm going to write. And then nap. Or nap, and then write. We'll see.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

a thing I'm working on

It involves this girl:

And one of these instruments:

And also, this:

By the time it was all over, the rivers were black - as black as dragon’s blood. That’s where the rebellion got its name. But it had begun long before, when Myrial first came to us  whispering promises in our ears as we slept and spinning dew-like dreams that disappeared with the morning mist.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


If I were 7 years old (and didn't have to share a bed with my husband) I would sleep with this comic. No seriously. Didn't anyone else do that? Sleep with things they really liked? My cousin used to sleep with VHS tapes. And rocks.

Other people did that right?

Anyways. This comic is spectacular. If you like feminism and epic fantasy and edgy space operas, you should read it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

I reviewed Lola and the Boy Next Door over at Edge of Seventeen today. Here's an excerpt:

"I loved this book because it was raw and true, in the sense that love is often complicated and messy and you’re not always the person you want to be, and you don’t always make the decisions you should. I usually avoid love triangles at all costs, but this one is done really well. It’s realistic in that it shows how much love triangles can really suck, and how much there is to learn from them. Lola’s choices make for a realistic, messy story (or maybe it’s just that I could relate to them), and this is why I loved her."

You can read the rest here.