Spring is here, my allergies have taken over my face, my deadline is looming, WHAT BETTER TIME FOR A NEW BAA MIX???? If you listen to anything, listen to Kendrick Lamar, OBVIOUSLY.
Helloo lovelies, and happy National Poetry Month! Of course, it’s almost over, but just wanted to squeeze in my absolute favorite poem before we head into May. I don’t write poetry, or if I do, it’s terrible, so I won’t subject you to it. But I did want to share “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop, which has been my favorite poem since I first encountered it as a 13 year old. [Read more…]
March is here (and gone, almost) and I’m so excited to introduce this month’s debut author, Karuna Riazi. I first knew Karuna only as @gildedspine on Twitter, and have been thrilled to see this fearless, wonderful lady use her voice with such grace and gravitas. Karuna’s middle grade novel The Gauntlet will be released on March 28, 2017. You can check it out here! [Read more…]
March is almost here, as is the incredible book THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. In addition to being adorable and having excellent hair, Angie is a badass writer and has no fear of giant spiders
. What more do you want? THE HATE U GIVE is out on Feb, 28, 2017. You can preorder it here!
Sabaa: You can transform into any animal at will—which one and why?
Angie: A bird, because then I could fly and not have to deal with airport security.
I’ve been horribly lax about posting up this mix. It’s a meld of songs from early winter and late winter, but a lot of these will probably show up on the Book 3 playlist. Favorites include Never Loved Me and Higher. Enjoy!
- Cold War Kids: Love is Mystical
- K. Flay: Blood in the Cut (Commandant Theme Song)
- Lea Porcelain: Bones (Reminds me of 80s punk rock)
- Missio: Middle Fingers (Ridiculous after 2 listens and I always skip it when it comes on now, but made me laugh the first time.)
- Griffin Oskar: Never Loved Me (Laia theme song!)
Welcome to the New Year Emberlings! And what a better way to kick off 2017, with another Debut Author. This month’s author is fellow Ravenclaw S. Jae-Jones, with her novel Wintersong, slated for release on February 7th, 2017! You can check it out here.
1. You can transform into any animal at will—which one and why?
A winged cat. Winged cats are awesome because you’re a furry death machine that can also fly. [Read more…]
Welcome, welcome Emberlings, as the holiday season
approaches, it is time for our December Debut Author! In the spirit of the new year, I would like to introduce our very first 2017 debut, author Sandhya Menon, whose novel, When Dimple Met Rishi, is going to be released on May 30, 2017. You can preorder it here.
- You can transform into any animal at will—which one and why?
A leopard, because they’re fast and hang out in trees (I had a weird thing about climbing trees when I was a kid…yeah.) [Read more…]
A lot of people right now want to do something to fight the hate and prejudice that seem suddenly rampant, but they don’t know what to do. I find it alarming that in a free and democratic society, this knowledge is not more widely disseminated. We’ve gotten so used to not having to change anything, that we’ve forgotten how one goes about changing things. So here is a short introduction to what YOU can do if you are spurred to action by the current political situation. [Read more…]