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YA Tropes, Pleasantly Inverted

YA Tropes, Pleasantly Inverted

Is this — could this be — is this a post that isn’t about books? Ha. Nope, it’s not. Get used to it, because I like talking about books. Recently, Engie @ Musings From Neville’s Navel convinced me to read the Skulduggery Pleasant series. Well, I’m not entirely sure if she convinced me directly, but she certainly wrote a number of blog posts encouraging people to do so, and whether or not she directed these comments at me personally, I…

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Frequently Asked (And Misguided) Questions

Frequently Asked (And Misguided) Questions

Quite a few people get to my blog looking for things that … well, aren’t here. Nevillegirl recently posted about her search engine terms and mine are highly amusing, so I thought I’d answer a few of the burning questions people put to Google, as they seem to be getting redirected here. We’ll start with a fairly normal one. “i give up, mariam i can read you”. *looks around* Okay, maybe not. I’m scared. Then we’ve got “mythology reviewer for…

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Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

(Alternative title: “Miriam discovers Supernatural, loses the ability to have a life, and waits for Sherlock Series 3 while talking to a sonic screwdriver.” But that wouldn’t fit.) Just one more episode! Oh, I know I have to do writing, but hey, I can do that tomorrow, right? And you know, sleep, that’s not important. I’ll just watch this episode. And this one. Oops, went over our internet limit. Never mind! But I really need the box set. The bank are sending…

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The Nights Draw In

The Nights Draw In

Sing a song of sixpence and wait to hear it rhyme, Taste the sour sweetness of a lemon and a lime, Dance for what they’ll give you and sing for what they won’t, But when they bid you go, I beg you make sure you don’t. Don’t play their game. I was taking part in the ‘Mini Saga Challenge’ on Protagonize, where you’re ‘tagged’ to write a 50-word chapter with a given title. I was given ‘Song of Sixpence’, and…

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