Fangirling

7 Kids Movies that were Actually Scarring

Why do I turn the channel any time there’s a ventriloquist on America’s Got Talent?  Why can’t I go on tunneled boat rides?  Why do I duck down behind furniture so the meter reader knocking at my door can’t see me and I won’t have to let him in? BECAUSE CHILDREN’S MOVIES HAVE SCARRED ME… Continue reading 7 Kids Movies that were Actually Scarring

Fangirling

When Your Obsession with The Walking Dead Takes Over Your Life

**Warning: spoilers ahead (nothing past season 4) I admit, I didn’t get the Walking Dead craze at first.  I watched ten minutes of a season 3 ep and my eyes glazed over.  But then I had a dream that I was watching TWD and  wanted to see if the dream was at all like the show,… Continue reading When Your Obsession with The Walking Dead Takes Over Your Life

YA Fiction

When YA Romance Derails Character Development

I read a blog post recently (@readingeverynight.wordpress.com) complaining about books that sacrifice character development for romance.  Sometimes authors try to force a relationship where there shouldn’t be one, and in doing so, they disrupt the protagonist’s trajectory of growth. This kind of thing never used to bother me.  I’d read any book that had even… Continue reading When YA Romance Derails Character Development