books

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

1. The thing that the giver actually wants One year, my dad bought my mom a Playstation 3 because he thought she would like the Blu-ray player (and if he happened to use it for video games it would be a happy coincidence). Another time, my then-eight-year-old sister gave some cartoon movie about dogs to(…)

what about those fairy tales…

what about those fairy tales…

The first fairy tale that I remember hearing was the story of how my parents met. While it did not fit into a “tale type” and was not written by the Grimms, to me this story represented the ultimate fairy tale. It began once upon a time in 1985, in the far away land of(…)

i [heart] my major: journalism

i [heart] my major: journalism

This is the sixth post in That Girl Magazine’s revived I [heart] my Major series! Do you have deep and unreasonable affection for your chosen course of study? Would you like to encourage younger folks to follow in your fantastic footsteps? Contact That Girl Magazine using my contact form, or contact me on facebook. I became a journalism major(…)

giveaway: precious blood

giveaway: precious blood

As I’ve mentioned on at least one occasion, I’m super into terrible teen novels. Particularly if they’re about supernatural romance or rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of mental illness. So this book that I’m about to give away was really right up my alley. Precious Blood, the first in a trilogy by Tonya Hurley, showed(…)

pros and cons of reading shitty books

pros and cons of reading shitty books

pros: Like all great things (streaking, frozen lemonade, making out with men named “Kostos”), they are best suited for summertime. They have crazy plots. Once upon a time, all the book writers got together and said “a book must either be well written or keep readers on edge using the most ridiculous plot twists imaginable.”(…)