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March 2, 2018
Reading Up with the Kardashians
You like, need to give these books a try. Bible. In honor of Stormi’s grand entrance, I’d like...
January 17, 2018
New Years Resolution: More Strong Female Voices
Every year I make wildly unrealistic resolutions in the New Year. I’ll finally start going to that gym I...
November 1, 2017
For THIS IS US Weepers: Book Recommendations Galore!
If by now you haven’t seen NBC’s This Is Us, nominated for 10 Emmys its freshman season, you...
October 27, 2017
Swoon Author Kate Evangelista: What Vampires Taught Me About Cliffhangers
It's sad that The Vampire Diaries has ended. It was one of my favorite shows. But wait! This is...
October 24, 2017
A Broadway Buff's Guide to YA
It’s not a secret at Swoon HQ that I am the resident musical theater lover. I grew up listening...
October 9, 2017
Fancasting: Bringing Favorite Book Characters to Life (Part II)
As I have mentioned previously on this blog, I’m not just an avid reader, but a colossal movie/TV...
September 1, 2017
8 YA Characters Who Could Convincingly Narrate Taylor Swift’s New Single
Hoping to capitalize off a year of PR missteps, Taylor Swift is seizing the narrative that painted her as a...
July 28, 2017
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Me Before Thee – Crafting a YA Romance That Puts Self-Love in the Equation
If you’re a YA writer, chances are you’ve got some romance in your book. At least, I hope...
March 24, 2017
A Quiz in Honor of QUEENS OF GEEK: What Is Your One True Fandom?
Fandoms are families, as Taylor and Charlie know very well in Jen Wilde's debut YA novel Queens of Geek...
March 17, 2017
You Swoon, You Sigh: The 10 Stages of Shipping
The jitters descended upon me last weekend while binge-watching Bates Motel—that prequel series to Hitchcock’s Psycho. Oh, because...
March 6, 2017
5 Literary Inspired Web Series No Bookworm Should Miss
Hey Swoon Readers! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a good adaption of classic literature...
January 17, 2017
“THE BOOK IS BETTER!” And Other Things that Readers Yell During Movie Adaptations
Let’s set the stage for a minute. You read a book. You love this book. You read it over...
October 26, 2016
8 Times STRANGER THINGS Gives Us Literary Déjà Vu
Bring on the fleshly and psychological beasties, Netflix. I’m a sucker for things that go bump in the night...
August 3, 2016
YA Dream Cast: THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
Have you ever watched a film or TV adaptation of one of your favorite books and immediately knew you could...
June 8, 2016
Six Feminist YouTubers You Should Be Watching If You Want to Write YA Novels
I’ve talked before about why we need diverse books and why it’s important to do research when writing...
April 13, 2016
Feminist Fight Songs: Celebrating National Poetry Month
In celebration of National Poetry month, I decided to highlight some of my favorite song lyrics by women, for women...
March 1, 2016
#Ham4YA: Combining our Two Favorite Things
We recommend YA books based on our favorite lines from Hamilton the Musical
January 15, 2016
Fancasting: Bringing Favorite Book Characters to Life (Part I)
Riddle me this: Have you ever been reading something and know for a certifiable FACT that a specific actor/actress...
September 29, 2015
I Heart Fanfiction
I love fanfiction. It’s a giant, time-sucking, never ending black hole, but I love it. As a fangirl, I...
August 18, 2015
Character and the Three Stages of Fangirling
I’ve always said that the thing that really truly attracts me to a book – novel, any kind of media...
August 5, 2015
Diversity Writing Toolkit
There’s a diversity gap in the books being published, the films being made, and in other media. And that...