What did I miss? is a new feature here at The Grammarian’s Reviews. I thought it was about time I feature weekly updates and highlights from both here and other bloggers. So let’s get on with the recap!
Pros/Cons of teens in YA lit — I can’t always take their whining, but this is how they win me over.
[review] Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard — If you enjoyed 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, this is right up your alley.
Blog bullying? — My thoughts on Twitter negativity.
Grammar Bit #15 — “Peek,” “peak,” and “pique” all have different meanings. Have you been using them correctly?
Whip it Up Mondays — Two words for you: Twinkie cupcakes.
I didn’t read this week as much as I would’ve liked. Any time I settled down to read, I was restless and disinterested. It didn’t help that having to wake up early and walk to work every day in a relentless heatwave made me wiped by the time the afternoon rolled around. But I managed to get in Try Not to Breathe, which I’d bought a little while ago. I also devoted a few nights to prepping an upcoming project that I’m very excited about!
Then, in the midst of the work week, it hit me like a ton of bricks: it’s almost July. JULY, people! My summer is half over! I’m a little bummed that I haven’t done anything special and that I don’t know anyone at my internships this year. (I think they think I’m a hermit.) So I’m hereby vowing to set aside at least one day for something special – perhaps a day at the beach, or NYC. I’m aiming to feel like I’ve gotten away and been on vacation, without really having gone on vacation. Think it’s doable?
How important are covers? — Amanda talks about being in denial about valuing book covers.
Audiobooks: love ‘em or hate ‘em — Anne discusses her issues with audiobooks.
Sex? …Or violence? .. Or BOTH? — The gals at We Heart YA tackled the ever-present concerns of accepting sex and/or violence in YA novels. How much is too much? Is one more acceptable than the other? It’s a hot debate, complete with polls!
Peanut butter & honey cookies — Cecilia shared this recipe for the EASIEST COOKIES EVER.
College blogger? Not a problem — Nicole typed up a spiffy How To post to help college bloggers get a grip on reality and blogging.
Julep nail polish — I didn’t know it existed. But it was love at first sight when I saw the bright, summery color in Megan’s post. (note: I love painting my nails.)
Is THAT what he looks like? — YA author Lauren Bjorkman talks about how male love-interests in YA novels tend to be all-out beautiful.
Show your love for YA Contemps! — Liz is co-hosting a Contemporary Summer event – and, as you all know, contemps are my favorite reads.
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