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Rachel D.

New York, NY




Growing up in rural Oregon, books were my way out. Now, books are my way of reconnecting with my home. I'm most passionate about stories of found families and friendship.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter by JK RowlingThe Raven Cycle by Maggie StiefvaterWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Favorite Quotes

"Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other." - Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily Lily BLue

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

6 YA Books to Remind You That Springtime Is Actually Coming

I am so ready for spring. Technically, it is already spring, according to the calendar, and yet the weather here in New York refuses to cooperate. I’m still wearing layers and hats and scarves, instead of being able to soak up some springtime sunshine in sandals or even a t shirt. One of my favorite things about spring is ... Read More


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Friday, March 9th, 2018

6 YA Books That Make You Wish You Went to Boarding School

I’ll admit it: boarding schools are my number one favorite trope in YA literature. I spent most of my teen years longing to be able to escape to the relatively unsupervised paradise I imagined a boarding school would be. Dorm rooms! Secret societies! Midnight rendezvous on the quad! Unfortunately, I grew up in a rural area where they only ... Read More


YA, book recommendations, list, books, young adult, Hogwarts, boarding school, school, Rachel D.
Friday, June 2nd, 2017

From Hashtags to Home Pages: 4 Tips for Writing About the Internet

Powered by Giphy We’ve all had that frustrating moment while watching a movie or TV show where a character has an important question that could definitely be solved with a quick Google search, but instead they appear to completely forget about the existence of the internet, leaving us to yell uselessly at our TV screens in frustration. If they ... Read More


tips, current, teen, internet, Rachel D., contemporary, young adult, slang, wisdom, writing, social media, YA, modern, advice
Friday, April 7th, 2017

6 Books About Books that Nail This Whole Book-ception Thing

Hey Swoon Readers!I’m gonna let you all in on a little secret: I really like books. Shocking, I know, but what I love even more are books about books, books that celebrate the magic of reading either by creating a world in which characters can step into their favorite stories or just by being centered around what it ... Read More


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