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Our Favourite YA Relationships: Couples, Friends and Family

Our Favourite YA Relationships: Couples, Friends and Family

Valentines Day is here, and while it’s commercially focused on romantic relationships, we wanted to highlight all the YA relationships that we loved! Whether it’s a couple, family or friendship, it’s important to spotlight all the relationships that can form a part of our lives. Aila: I’m putting a small feature of my favorite BroTP’s […]

February 14, 2018 | 11 Comments
We’re All Optimists

We’re All Optimists

Optimism. I have been thinking a lot lately about our attitude to life and how this affects us in reading and blogging. I recently read an article about how people who are always late (such as myself), tend to have a warped sense of time because they believe they can achieve more in the time […]

December 16, 2017 | 14 Comments
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