A+ Ships: Guerline and Theodor, FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN

A+ Ships is a bi-weekly feature celebrating relationships in fiction between characters that fall along the asexual spectrum. For more information, see the A+ Ships FAQ. I'm very excited to kick off this new feature, and I figured the best way to do so would be to talk about one of my favorite pairings in … Continue reading A+ Ships: Guerline and Theodor, FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN

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True Love is Boring, and Other Musings on the Subject

It is a truth universally acknowledged that romance is a hugely important aspect of novels. And, if Goodreads reviews are any indication, it's also often a make-or-break aspect for readers. Genuine and powerful romances pull readers in. Insta-love with no basis in character development turns readers off. I, personally, have never been a reader of … Continue reading True Love is Boring, and Other Musings on the Subject

The Message Sex Sends in YA Lit

My freshman year of college, I took a communications class as one of my gen-ed credits. One of the things we had to do was a persuasive speech, and I did mine on why positive sex education was better than abstinence only or no sex ed at all. I included the many statistics that show … Continue reading The Message Sex Sends in YA Lit

Inside My Heart is Breaking

Hello, blogging family. I'm going to let you guys in on a little secret: I have self-esteem issues. Rather, I should say that I still have self-esteem issues. A lot of my friends and family seem to have forgotten, but doubts about your self-worth have this nasty habit of staying with you long after you thought you'd … Continue reading Inside My Heart is Breaking

Why Women’s Rights Is My Definitive Issue

When it comes to politics, everybody has one or more deal-breakers. Just like in relationships, there are certain lines we just won't cross, certain values we won't compromise, certain arguments we won't back down from. And just like in relationships, sometimes these deal-breakers seem unreasonable. Have you ever had a supremely jealous boyfriend or girlfriend? … Continue reading Why Women’s Rights Is My Definitive Issue