Author: Carlisa

Announcement!

Announcement!

It’s been a long time, my friends. I’m so sorry to leave you all hanging like I have. It’s been busy, so let me quickly catch you up: I finished college. Yes, you heard that right. I finished my final semester of college after four long years. I walked down that stage, shook hands with a professor I had once but can’t remember his name, and took my empty degree holder. And got the actual degree a few weeks later in the mail. Exciting, right? My last year was kind of crazy and chaotic, but I did it! Also I have a […]

Posted June 10, 2017
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Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | A Book Review

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | A Book Review

I’ve been sitting on this review of Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless for a while. Partly because I’m super busy with school + internship + work, but also partly because I’ve been trying to mull over my thoughts. You see, I was very excited about this book. The main character, Chloe, has type 1 diabetes. Like I do. This is something I haven’t yet seen in YA literature, like, anywhere. I was diagnosed at 17, so in the prime of my teenage years, and it flipped my life upside down. I kept it secret for months because I was ashamed to be associated with […]

Posted February 27, 2017
Book Reviews

Interview with Dan Allen, Author of Fall of the Dragon Prince!

Interview with Dan Allen, Author of Fall of the Dragon Prince!

If you didn’t know, I’ve been an intern for Jolly Fish Press since September-ish. One of the first books I helped proofread was Fall of the Dragon Prince by Dan Allen, a great read with romance, action, battle, fantasy, and—of course—dragons. This book was released just last week, and I had the great opportunity to ask Dan Allen some questions about his writing, his life, and his book. Here’s some information on the book!: Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the interview: Author Interview with Dan Allen You are a scientist. what got you started writing fiction? In grad school at UCSB […]

Posted February 20, 2017
Author Q&A

On My Nightstand in February 2017

On My Nightstand in February 2017

Yaaay for February, a new month! This TBR list is probably (definitely) a little ambitious, but who knows? I do have one Monday off school, so anything can happen. I really enjoy making these monthly TBRs, and I want to know what you’re planning to read! And if you posted a TBR for the month, link me in the comments, and I’ll hit it up!     Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner The List by Patricia Forde Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane Gilded Cage by Vic James I’m excited about all of these books, so hopefully I can get through these this month! Goodbye Days is going to be great…because […]

Posted February 3, 2017
Monthly TBR

Looking Back: January 2017

Looking Back: January 2017

This is the first time I’ve done a Looking Back post since August. . . . Basically I’ve been the worst blogger ever, and I only post a couple times a month, if that. But I really, really want to be better. So do you forgive me? Okay, good. Anyway, now it’s February, and big things are happening in my life. Big, scary, what-the-heck-am-I-doing-with-my-life things. But let’s get started, shall we? What I… Have Been Trying to Figure Out: If you didn’t know, I’m about to graduate with a BA in English and editing. And so about 77% of my time […]

Posted February 1, 2017
Looking Back

Ten Underrated Books That You Should Definitely Read

Ten Underrated Books That You Should Definitely Read

We all have those books that we randomly picked up one day, devoured, and then couldn’t stop thinking about. Books that sang to our hearts and spoke to our souls. And if you don’t have those types of books, then I’m so sorry. But I’m going to give you some that have done that for me…so maybe that’ll change for you soon enough. The sad thing about many books is that sometimes they fly under the radar. They don’t become New York Times Bestsellers and they aren’t made into movies or anything like that. But they’re still gems—beautiful, rare, and hard […]

Posted January 17, 2017
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