Saccharine Reminiscence delves into the story of my first love: a secret, passionate gay relationship. This letter-style essay relives half-forgotten memories after rediscovering a love letter, ten years old, walking the reader through cherry-picked moments of a romance as it bloomed and perished. I explore the fickle nature of memory, musing over unreliable nostalgia as memories are replayed again and again.
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead My rating: 3 of 5 stars Spoiler Free Review 2.5 stars Let me first start out by saying, I honestly didn't realise this was a romance novel when I picked it up... in fact, I was literally over half way through the book when I finally realised I was … Continue reading Review: The Glittering Court
Discussing the steaminess of YA Fiction.
We’re loving the monthly themes here at AO&R and we really hope you are too. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover, please suggest away in the comments or on our facebook page. We’re always open to ideas. Anyways, the month of June is all about romance. So hold on tight so as not to get swept away in the swoon-fest!
It’s a widely known fact that many readers of YA are more ‘young at heart’ than actual young adults. Not speaking for myself of course … 😛 Okay, okay, so I’m totally a mum to one, almost two, real young adults. My little bookworms’ emergence into teenhood has brought with it an unexpected element and a new way of looking at YA books. Where I once devoured anything with so much as a sniff of romance, turning pages until I reached that happily…
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Hello and welcome to the first post in the series Work In Progress Wednesday; while hardly an original idea, I wanted to start including weekly updates on what I've been doing throughout the week. Hopefully it will be motivation to get shit done, and also serve as a chance to psychoanalyze why I'm not getting any … Continue reading WIP Wednesday