Showing posts from December, 2016

Rambles of Celebration

Yo, Imaginers! This is Ilse, writing from the East Coast. Home of this dog.  (Sorry about quality. My phone's plugged in, so I had to zoom lots.)
And that dog's BFF.  Anyway. 
Yes, you heard me right. I'm in the United States!
You normal Americans, you do not appreciate your country enough. Especially convenience. And Target. 
Sing it with me, Bekah. TAAARRGGEEETTT
Anyway, there are negative things about being in America rather than Germany. Namely, jet lag. As a result of the time difference, I've been waking up around 4:30 AM. Yep. But, you know, it's worth it. 
I know what you're thinking. When is she going to explode into Christmas obsession?
We have 6 days left, people! I'm so. Excited. It's going to be awesome. 
Well, I have to go, so you'll have to deal with a random, rambling post. Have a merry Christmas, happy Hannukah, or whatever else you celebrate! Bye!

2016 Character Awards| AKA The Raven Cycle and Lunar Chronicles Are Mah Besties

You know what time of year it is?


And you know what else it is?
The end of the year. Crazy coincidence, huh?
So the fabulous Cait @ Paper Fury improvised a delightful 2016 Character Awards! Which I will present to you! Cue the confetti! Cue the celebration!
Warning: The Raven Cycle and Lunar Chronicles will feature quite prominently in this post. Just so ya know.
1. MOST RELATABLE CHARACTER *goes and stares at bookshelves*
The Penderwick Clan.
Okay, so for a while I was extremely and exceedingly upset that I wasn't a Penderwick. I love these girls SO MUCH. (plus I have no sisters, so... #whattheheckisthatlike?) They all have such real aspects. I would say I'm mostly sensible like Rosalind, sarcastic and in love with clean rooms like Skye, a writery dreamer sort of bird like Jane, and...a Batty like Batty. I don't know. I love Batty. 
The first thing that came to mind is Puss from K.M.…

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors

Can we take a moment to admire my new header? Please? Thank you. Because CHRISTMAS. If any of you know me, you may know that I am not, in fact, a member of thine "homo sapiens" clan, but in fact a RABID CHRISTMAS MONSTER who has been counting down since 70 days before.


Okay, here is the link. And here is the post.
This week's topic is "Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016 ".
1. Maggie Stiefvater (keeping this font is accidental, but it's pretty, so I'll stick to it.)