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RECAP: Jenna Goes to Toronto

RECAP: Jenna Goes to Toronto

I am fortunate enough to have a job (yes, a PhD is a full-time job!) that allows me to travel often and one of the biggest perks is being able to meet international bloggers and friends that I would never get the chance to meet otherwise. Last week, I flew to Toronto to see my […]

November 30, 2016 | 37 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in Event Recaps
Chatterbox: When “Diversity” Isn’t Actually Diverse

Chatterbox: When “Diversity” Isn’t Actually Diverse

Lately the diversity debate has been strong, and I thought it was apt to share my thoughts on when books misrepresent diversity. It’s great to see more authors including multi-cultural characters and people from different walks of life in their books, and it’s definitely refreshing to read about characters who aren’t your standard Caucasian girl in […]

September 9, 2016 | 45 Comments
Chatterbox: What Makes a Character Relatable?

Chatterbox: What Makes a Character Relatable?

When I write reviews, I often find myself commenting on how relatable the characters were, which made me question what that really means. There are so many characters that I find easy to relate to or connect with, but what actually makes them relatable to me? Identity I feel connected to characters who represent who […]

February 3, 2016 | 48 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in Chatterbox, Features
Chatterbox: Remember Why You Started

Chatterbox: Remember Why You Started

I just attended my third PTALive event, a book event held for YA bloggers and readers by Penguin Random House. I’ll be doing an event recap on ibrary shortly. Unlike previous years, PTALive this year was focused on the reader (instead of bloggers and booktubers). PTA said as publishers, they have noticed a lot of bloggers feeling the pressure […]

November 29, 2015 | 84 Comments