Posts Categorized: anna and the french kiss

Yallfest, Y’all! event recap + giveaway

Yallfest, Y’all! event recap + giveaway

Hey, y’all. I just got back from a glorious five days in Charleston, South Carolina where I visited friends, basked in the friendliness of the south, and had the BEST TIME EVER at Yallfest–a free festival held every year in Charleston, organized in part by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia. I’ve not been to many book festivals aside from the bookish panels at SDCC and all its attending craziness, so I was pleasantly surprised by the smaller scope of Yallfest. The panels felt so intimate and unhurried, and gave an insight into the authors and their stories I hadn’t seen in person before. Plus, with signings on such a smaller scale than typical, it gave the authors an opportunity to give each person a moment of personal attention, instead of having to hurry through the line like usual. (Though the lines were very long in some cases.) I was so pleasantly… Read more »

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The Reece Malcolm List: review

The Reece Malcolm List: review

Things I know About The Reece Malcolm List: It will make you laugh. If you are at all into musical theatre, it will make you sing. If you’re not into it, it’ll probably give you the urge to check it out. It will make you want to go to LA (even if you live in Southern California, and hate the traffic, like me). It will make you a little giddy. It will make you cry. (But mostly in the happy way.) This might be my favorite read of 2013, so far. I went in with zero expectations, but finished with cheeks that ached and were sporting a few tear trickles. Devan grew up in St. Louis with her dad and stepmother, knowing absolutely nothing of her mother–not even her name. It wasn’t until she happened upon one of her mother’s books with the dedication made out to her, that she… Read more »

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