My Thoughts on the Insta-Love Epidemic

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while.

Entertainment impacts our thinking way more than we think it does (I wrote a whole post about it here). YA novels like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Twilight (and countless others) have become big parts of our culture. For teens in particular, books like these have greatly shaped their thinking.

One of these areas is with what a romantic relationship should look like.

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3 Stories That Break the Mold

On my Goodreads account, I have a shelf (a “shelf” is a category you can organize books in) dedicated solely to books/series that I thought had a certain level of uniqueness to them. If you’ve read a lot like I have, you know that after a while most stories and characters start to feel, well…generic. Plot twists become predictable. All the protagonists of books in the same genre look and talk and act identical to each other. It’s rare to find a book that makes me go “Wow, I haven’t seen anything like that before”. But sometimes I do.

If you’re looking for something to read that stands out, here’s three books/series you can try:

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Top 3 Fictional Heroines

Female protagonists are all the rage these days.

I almost always write from a girl’s perspective; that’s just what comes naturally to me. I love reading a book or watching a movie where the protagonist is someone I can see as a role model. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find female characters who actually are role models.

So….*drumroll*….here are my top three fictional heroines!

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5 Novel Trends I’m Tired Of

As if this wasn’t totally obvious…I love books.

And I’ve read quite a few of them.

The more I’ve read, the more I’ve noticed trends that just drive me crazy! Some things were clever the first few times, but after a while I realize I’m seeing them everywhere. And some things I’ve always found irritating.

So here it is…

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Purposeful Pages: September 2016

Hello, everyone!

I know it’s been a long time since I lost posted anything here…and I apologize! My schedule has been pretty crazy since I started college, but I’m going to try to be more consistent in the future!

Last month I participated in Purposeful Pages, “a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books”. The link up was created by two Christian teens who run the blogs Scattered Journal Pages and Furious Ever Afters.

Well, this month I decided to do the September round of questions! 🙂

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Should Christian Fiction Be More “Realistic”?

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of debate about whether or not Christian books should contain profanity and immoral content to make them more “realistic”. The argument is that we’re in the world, therefore, Christian authors need to include foul language and immorality to accurately portray human nature.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I want to add my opinion as to why I disagree with adding inappropriate content to Christian entertainment.

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Purposeful Pages: August 2016

I saw this thing called “Purposeful Pages” on one of my Goodreads friend’s blogs, and it looked like fun! Purposeful Pages is “a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books”. The link up was created by two Christian teens who run the blogs Scattered Journal Pages and Furious Ever Afters.

I think this is a cool way for bloggers to connect and for readers to learn more about the people behind the blogs. I decided to give it a go!

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