Five Fast Facts About More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Y’all it is way too early for me to give you a full review of Erin Hahn’s sophomore novel, More Than Maybe, since it doesn’t come out until until May 2020. But if you think I’m going to stay quiet about this book until it’s more appropriate to review it then you couldn’t be more wrong.

I was so very lucky to receive an early copy of this a couple weeks ago, I literally cried when I opened the package, and I couldn’t put off reading it any longer. This book is everything and I love it more than I’ll ever be able to express. To hold you me over until a more appropriate time to share a full review, here are five fast facts so you can start getting excited for Luke and Vada.

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Fall Bucket List Book Tag

There is nothing I love more than fall! Except maybe winter…

A huge thank you to my friend Caitlin from Caitlin Althea for tagging me in this and to Tiffany from Read by Tiffany for creating the tag and the adorable graphics!

The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. 
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Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

Title: As Many Nows as I Can Get
Author: Shana Youngdahl
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 432

Content Warnings: underage drinking, sexism, cancer, hospitals, drug use, drug overdose, death of a parent, grief, ghosting a two year relationship, talk of suicide, anxiety, depression, talk of eating disorders, talk of gun violence, unplanned pregnancy, talk of abortion, talk of miscarriage, gaslighting, misgendering, car accident, animal death, fatphobia

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A timely, searing, and unconventional romance from an urgent new voice in young adult fiction

In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Told in non-linear, vivid first-person chapters, As Many Nows As I Can Get is the story of a grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Cerebral, accessible, bold, and unconventionally romantic, this is a powerful debut about grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you’ve been all along.

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Guest Post: From Visual to Verbal – How my Design Career Influences my Writing by Jacqueline Firkins

I’ve been designing costumes and scenery for the theatre for about twenty-five years now. I got into the career because I love working with a group of creative minds to bring a story to an audience. I particularly like developing the world the characters inhabit, and the feel of the characters themselves. How do they choose to express themselves? What objects or garments do they hold precious? Do they dress to be seen or to disappear? What resources do they have available? Connections to their past? Hopes for their future? Do they intentionally align themselves with a group or make themselves stand out?

These are questions we all grapple with, though seldom on a conscious level every day. With costume design work, they rise to the surface and need to be answered. I find the work endlessly fascinating. I do less scenic design than costume work because I love the detail, focus on personal expression, and working relationship I build with actors when I design costumes. However, scenery often allows for bigger symbolic gestures. I like these too!

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Force Me to Read… Scythe by Neal Shusterman

At the end of October I announced a new monthly blog feature where I essentially let you force me to read any book you want. I let people suggest books here on my blog, Twitter, and Instagram.

I ended up with 36 unique suggestions so I wrote all the titles down, put them in a little basket, and let Elliott randomly grab 4 of them! Those four then went into a Twitter poll and the winner was…Scythe by Neal Shusterman. The rest of the titles were put back into the basket for next time and I put Scythe on hold at my local library!

I’m going to put the book details below for those who aren’t familiar with the book and then I’ll jump into sharing my reading experience!

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