JANE & CARIN

In a short blurb? We talk books.

Shouldn’t ebooks be, like, $5?

“Publishers are making a killing on e-books because they cost nothing to produce, distribute and sell and are almost 100% pure profit…” So read the first sentence of today’s article … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

That awkward moment when…

… you’re telling your boyfriend about your day, and you almost start talking about about the mess Ron and Harry got into today… Yeah, so, I finished Book #1 in … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Divergent: One Choice can Transform You

Divergent. Wow. Wow! I flew through this book in a mere two days. If that doesn’t tell you something… well it should. It means that it was GOOD. I’ve realized … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Girls Night with Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, Bella Swan, and Buffy Summers.

“Can we not invite her next time?”

Who of our “Heroines of Pop Culture” are they referring to?! Hilarious!

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Hunger Games Book to Movie Adaptation

The Hunger Games is the first to come out in my 2012 list of most highly anticipated movies of the year. It was a beautiful book to movie adaptation. The … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

POTTERMORE!

I was pretty stoked when I got my PublishersLunch email this afternoon announcing that the Harry Potter ebooks are now available for purchase through Pottermore! I had been in between … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Fearless Baker // Cookbook Crush

I just finished devouring my best batch of scones to date (in my mission to make scones as delicious as Queen of Tarts’, some 3,000-odd miles from my kitchen, and … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

B*tches in Bookshops

It didn’t feel right not to share this with you guys…

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Writing

Kurt Vonnegut’s Tips for Writing Short Stories: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Forbidden; A Brother/Sister love

I just finished reading Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma for my YA book club. Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Maya and 17-year-old Lochan tell, in their separate voices, of their confusion and longing as they … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

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Words We Like

“I think it makes more sense to write what you don’t know. To write what makes you uneasy, what you wonder about, what keeps you awake at night."

— Lois Lowry, at the BEA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast