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Kat Brzozowski

New York, New York



Native New Hampshirite. Broadway musical nerd. Work team softball slugger. Embroidery aficionado. I’m one part Ramona, one part the monkeys from “Caps for Sale.”

Favorite Books

The Giver, Stargirl, American Wife, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, The Golden Compass, Fingersmith, In the Woods.

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Make It Yourself: 4 DIY Gift Ideas for Your Fave Book Lover

This post is brought to you by a comedic misunderstanding. As I was discussing a possible blog topic with my colleague Emily, she suggested I write about “craft.” “Craft?” I thought. “I love crafts!” I’m a devoted embroider, so any time I spend not reading and editing is spent ransacking the embroidery floss shelf at the nearby Michael’s ... Read More


bookish, gift ideas, Kat B.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing Setting

Are you knee-deep into a new project this NaNoWriMo, or plugging away at a project you’ve been working on for a while? Either way, I’m here to help you make sure your setting shines from the first page to the last with these dos and don’ts.DO view setting through the character’s eyes.Your protagonist acts ... Read More


Advice, writing, Kat B., setting
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Treat Yourself: 5 YA Book / Halloween Candy Pairings to Sweeten Your Holiday

Halloween is upon us, and even if you’re too old to go trick or treating today, we exist in a world where candy will be plentiful for at least a few weeks. It’s hard to turn around in late October without stumbling upon a mini Snickers bar or a pouch of Skittles—and I’m not complaining. Bring ... Read More


Just Friends, book recommendations, Amid Stars and Darkness, How to Breathe Underwater, Halloween, Kat B.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

In Defense of Dabbling

I am a dabbler in a world of fanatics.This dawned on me very soon after I joined Swoon Reads. It all started with Harry Potter. I grew up reading Harry Potter. My sister and I would preorder the books and devour them in one gulp. And I’ve reread them, too—I’ve probably read each book three or ... Read More


movies, Kat B., reading

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