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

Online Dating

9 Tips for Getting Girls to Respond to Your Messages

After last week’s rant, it might seem weird that I’m giving online dating tips.  But while I may not be an expert at online dating overall, I’ve at least figured out what I and the other girls I’ve talked to tend to respond to. It’s tough out there for guys.  Girls are flooded with messages,… Continue reading 9 Tips for Getting Girls to Respond to Your Messages