Emily S.

New York, NY


Swoon editor, IT girl, customer service representative, Small Council member, the-one-who-makes-the-coffee-but-mostly-just-on-Monday-and-sometimes-Thursday, etc.

Favorite Quotes

"Not all who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

7 YA Books With Animal Friends That I Want to Adopt

There’s nothing quite like having an animal best friend. Well, I suppose it’s a lot like having a human best friend, except better in every single way. The LOVE, y’all. It’s just so pure. I’d be the first to admit that I have a reprehensibly codependent relationship with my own fur baby. Here’s a ... Read More


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Friday, January 12th, 2018

7 YA Princesses That Aren't Damsels in Distress

Princesses get a bad rap. Too often the word “princess” conjures up the mental image of a simpering, vapid and dainty little flower in constant need of hand-holding and rescue. But princesses can slay dragons too, both literally and metaphorically. Here’s a list of seven of my recent favorite YA princesses who prove they’ll make a Damn Fine ... Read More


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Friday, November 17th, 2017

2017 YA Novels You Should Read, Based on Your Hogwarts House

SO many amazing books came out this year (and we still have six weeks to go, for goodness’ sakes)! How the heck are we supposed to know where to even start?! Well, yours truly and the Sorting Hat are here to help! Below you’ll find recommendations for YA novels that came out in 2017, sorted (ha) by Hogwarts house ... Read More


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