All posts tagged: ramblings

Books they need to make colouring books for.

Yeah. I love colouring books. I am not someone who can just sit an watch TV, I need to be doing something at the same time, and colouring books are the perfect amount of doing something without being so distracting that your not paying attention to the show you’re watching. They are also great for when you’re listening to audiobooks. At the moment, I’m loving the ACOTAR colouring book (although HOW DARE IT not include a picture of the foxes from winter that wear vests! Rude!), I also love the Throne of Glass books, and I’ve recently ordered the lunar chronicles one. And all that got me thinking about books that I just need colouring books for. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern This book is like reading a dream. There is very little plot at all, because it’s just not needed. The visuals of this book are what it is all about, and while I love the images of this in my head from reading it, I would really, really love to see their …

I am an adult, I read YA, and I am not the slightest bit ashamed.

Every single one of us who is an adult and reads YA fiction has faced one thing in their lives: Pretentious, judgmental assholes. They are ubiquitous and unfortunately unavoidable. You know who I mean. The ones who look down their nose at your copy of Percy Jackson while waving their dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest in your face before imparting their wisdom to your lowly YA-reading self, always the same; “Why don’t you read REAL fiction?” We have all had one of these self-important wankers judge us, probably numerous times. We’ve been told over an over again that YA fiction is just fluff, that it’s too simple and doesn’t deal with complex issues. There’s nothing more frustrating than being berated with this sort of condescending bullshit, because it’s utter rubbish. No one who has read something like Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy, for example, could claim that YA is either fluff or simple. I read a lot of YA, and I also read a lot of adult fiction as well, I probably even prefer adult fiction, but …