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5 Books to Add to Your TBR if You Loved LOVE, VICTOR
Let’s be honest: Love, Victor could not have come at a better time in our lives. A heartwarming show full of all the feels that makes you want to stay inside and binge every episode (and also reach into the TV to pinch Victor’s adorable cheeks—just me?)? Ideal for a time when most of us are still under some form …
So You Finished NEVER HAVE I EVER. What’s Next?
Like many people, I’ve been turning to TV for entertainment in these trying times. I have a “to watch” list almost as long as my TBR pile is high, and suddenly so much time to catch up on watching. Except... I’ve discovered that I’m having a really difficult time with anything new, and particularly with your standard 45-minute drama. I …
Fake It Till You Break It,
3 Ways to Get Bookish at Home
Let’s be honest: we here at Swoon HQ are getting a little bit of cabin fever. Like most of the country, heck, a lot of the world at this point, we are working from home and trying to stay inside as much as possible to keep ourselves and others safe. While this has put a bit of a damper on …
Writing Historical Fiction: How Much Research Is Too Much?
I love historical fiction, and particularly YA historical fiction—it’s so fun to get to immerse myself in a different time and place and learn more about it through a story (my preferred form of learning, of course). That said, I sometimes struggle with reading historical fiction—I’m in it to be immersed in a different time period, sure, but I’m not …
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New Year's Resolution-ing? Take These YA Novels With You
I’ve always had some trouble with New Year’s resolutions. Not making them—I’m great at making them! I’m a star at figuring out what I want my life to look like or what areas I think I’m lacking in. That I can do. It’s just...the follow through that I can’t quite figure out. I know I’m not alone in this, and …