There’s a word for it! Tsundoku is the Japanese word for buying books you don’t read. Now… I read a lot. But it’s unquestionable that buying books is a pleasurable [...]

Beating around the bush

So, it looks like Billy Bush is losing his job for his sick egging on of Donald Trump eleven years ago as Trump bragged about being able to do whatever he wanted to women due to his celebrity. [...]


New show recommendation: Divorce on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways). Now, yes, I know I write a lot about divorce. Here’s why: [...]

A sweet rekindling

I was an avid reader of fantasy and sci-fi books when I was a teenager, and well into my adulthood as well. I find that my reading tends to come in waves, though, and some time in my twenties I [...]

And this is why I love men

Or at least the good ones. Yes, one more (brief!) hijab post. Because as I was researching the My Stealthy Freedom post, I found out that some Iranian men are posting pictures of themselves in [...]

My stealthy freedom

When the Iranian revolution happened in 1979, one of the things that changed for women was that they were forced to wear a head covering. Until then, Iran had been a progressive country, where [...]


Yesterday the young adult author community banded together to express their support of Hillary Clinton under the #YA4Hillary hashtag. It was an inspiring list of endorsements, 140 characters at a [...]

YA Book News

Hey, how cool is this? My post about the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt made the YA Book News this edition! Check it out. Lots of other interesting info on there as well (including a blurb on the [...]

Station Eleven: a review

One of the unhappy and unexpected consequences of having dedicated myself to a writing life is that, for the most part, I enjoy books less now than I used to. I very rarely read just for fun. Oh, [...]

Remember Yesterday

This is quite an important week for book releases. I have not one but two friends with new books out in the world today. New York Times bestselling and RWA Rita-Best-First-Book-award-winning [...]

The days of awe

There is much that’s beautiful in Jewish culture and religion, and we are currently living part of it. The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which started Sunday, are called [...]


Nothing is more depressing about hanging out with other writers on social media than the #amwriting hashtag. Kind of like “#AmSpendingMillionsofDollars” or #AmInTahiti”, the [...]