Hello lovelies! I hope you enjoyed our cover reveals from last week! I have to say, I was extremely thrilled to be able to show you some amazing book covers to books that I have enjoyed and know I will enjoy! :) Coming this weekend, we have a special interview with the author of Eden-East, Janelle Stalder, about her new book, Switch! So, stay tuned! Janelle’s a lovely lady and friend. I’m glad she’s a frequent visitor on my blog.🙂
Okay. So, here I am discussing something that I’m sadly addicted to. Instagram. In fact, I use up most of my phone’s data simply by browsing photos all day long, like some obsessed 15 year old fangirl. You mean I’m not?! No. I’m actually a 26 year old fangirl! 😉
But see, I do follow all my favorite fandoms. Please do not judge me based on this list. Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Avengers, Lord of the Rings, anything Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek, and more. I find that the edits and photos of the actors are quite nice, and most of the time, not all, these IG accounts are run by teenagers. Seriously! It’s quite awesome, too, because as a YA author, I find that it helps me get in the head of the younger generation.
For instance, when they type this “alkdja;lksdjfadk,” they are fangirling. (Totally freaking out, basically, about seeing a totally hot guy or a new scene from a TV show, book, movie, etc they’re waiting for.)
They have their own language! I’m sure we did, too, when I was a teenager, but it’s changed since then. Lol’s are out. Ha or Haha’s are in. Seriously. I’m as shocked as you are.
They “ship” certain characters that have good chemistry between each other, no matter the gender or orientation of said characters. Here’s the definition from urbandictionary.com
A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of “shipping” as short for “relationSHIP”.)
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