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Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane | Review

April 25, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane | Review

Review: Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane I’ve already told you all about my wild excitement at Maud, as well as my obsession with all things Anne of Green Gables. So let’s dive right into Maud. =p My first thoughts when reading MAUD: This reads like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books! There’s something very simple, direct, and 19th century about the prose in Maud, and it instantly brought me back to all my moments learning about pioneer life as a child. Here’s the thing, though: this is not an idyllic time. Unlike L.M. Montgomery’s whimsical Anne of Green Gables, teen Lucy Maud […]

Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane | Waiting on Wednesday

Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane | Waiting on Wednesday

Guys. Gather round. Let me tell you a story. So it’s no secret that Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite heroines of all time. I’ve been fascinated with her and with author L.M. Montgomery for a very long time. So when I first heard about MAUD, a YA novel based on Montgomery’s teen life a few years ago? I freaked out. Not only did I hear about it, but I heard about it from a friend. My friend Melanie Fishbane, who I met through book blogging. And the reason she was telling me about it? Because she wrote […]

#TheStartofEmandYou Wrap-Up!

#TheStartofEmandYou Wrap-Up!

Guys, this week has been one of the most special in my blogging career. When I first came up with the idea of an Emery Lord appreciation week, I figured I’d just write my reviews and send out a few tweets. Never would I have guessed that I would get to interview Emery or commission a quiz from her! Thanks to all of you, and especially Bloomsbury, Penguin Canada, and Emery, this has turned into such a fun, emotional, literary week, so thank you so much for that. I’ve been reading all of the comments, and it has been so gratifying […]

Quiz: Which Emery Lord character are you?

Quiz: Which Emery Lord character are you?

Happy Saturday, guys! Today for #TheStartofMeandYou, Emery’s got a hilarious quiz for you to determine which Open Road Summer or The Start of Em and You character you are! Head over to Buzzfeed to take the quiz, then come back and let us know who you got for extra entries into all the giveaways (P.S. I was, unsurprisingly, Paige).    International giveaways a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway US/CAN giveaways a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

In Which I Interview Emery Lord (!!!!)

In Which I Interview Emery Lord (!!!!)

Guys, I am so excited to welcome the one & only Emery Lord to my blog today for an interview! You’ve heard a ton from me and from other readers on what her work has meant to us…now, bask in the awesomeness that is the Lord. =p Emery is just as vivacious and honest and well-spoken as her books, and I had SUCH a good time reading her answers – and if there’s not a line-up to be her friend after this, then something has gone wrong in the universe. =p Check it out! 1. Firstly, can you choose one song […]

[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read List

[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read List

Hi guys, today I’ve got a fantastic guest post from the wonderful Ginger of GReads! on Emery Lord’s 2016 release, When We Collided. Ginger is one of Emery’s biggest fans, and she got to read this book when it was still going through revisions (seriously, how jealous are you?). When she offered to help out with this week, I knew I needed to get her to talk about what she loved about WWC – spoiler-free, of course! Read on for her thoughts, and for an international ARC giveaway! Opening up an Emery Lord book is like taking a plunge; the […]

[Giveaway] Open Road Summer: Why It Ain’t Slut Shaming

July 29, 2015 / 36 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Review
[Giveaway] Open Road Summer: Why It Ain’t Slut Shaming

Open Road Summer was a library read right before BEA14 for me. It stuck with me totally – it was one of those books I just didn’t want to end, where every page there was a moment that made me suck in my breath because it was so perfect. Interestingly, I remember chatting in a line with another blogger, and discussing how she couldn’t deal with the slut-shaming. So when I came home, I started writing this review, and I realized that I needed to address this. Because while the character Reagan does slut-shame girls, there is never an instance where […]

[GIVEAWAY] Summer, Friendship & Emery Lord: Readers & Bloggers Weigh In

[GIVEAWAY] Summer, Friendship & Emery Lord: Readers & Bloggers Weigh In

Hi guys, today I’ve got a really lovely tribute to Emery, summer and friendship from a bunch of readers and bloggers. When I first conceived of this week, I knew I wanted to have it in the middle of summer because the way Emery writes…it reminds me of those hot-as-heck days where you have the whole world stretched out in front of you and nothing to do but meet your friends and hang out and laugh and talk together. Her work reminds me to be present in the moment – which I think is something we all end up doing a little […]

[GIVEAWAY] Lessons from Paige: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

[GIVEAWAY] Lessons from Paige: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Hi guys, for my first post for The Start of Em and You Week, I decided to talk about how Paige and her story made me have a kind of revelation – one that’s made me more accepting and fearless about my own life. Read on for my thoughts about The Start of Me and You, Emery’s latest novel, and for an AMAZING handpainted book tote giveaway! TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD & PRECIOUS LIFE? -Mary Oliver In the past year, I’ve continually noticed this quote in the footer of Emery Lord’s website, and […]

The Start of Em and You – a celebration of Emery Lord!

July 27, 2015 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature
The Start of Em and You – a celebration of Emery Lord!

Hi all, I’m so excited to be hosting The Start of Em and You – Mostly YA Lit’s weeklong celebration of Emery Lord’s work! I’ll be honest, I started this week as a way to motivate myself to finally write my reviews of Emery’s work – I adore her writing, and I feel a little unworthy of even reviewing it. So, I thought, what better way than create a spotlight that celebrates Emery’s books, and her devotion to summer, friendship, and love? I can’t tell you how excited I was when Bloomsbury, Penguin Canada, and Emery herself wanted to get involved. […]