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A thing you may not know about me: I was a slut in high school.

When I say that, I mean that when I was a YA, I was a person other people called a slut. As far as I was concerned, I was doing my thing and people were haters. As a result, I have a lot of thoughts (some are slightly aggressive thoughts) on the necessity of sex positive YA and doing away with the whole idea of slut as a negative concept. The way I see it is if everyone is being smart and respectful, then do your thing whatever your thing may be.

Unfortunately not everyone shares my attitude and my YA experience heavily reflected the religiously-driven oppressive attitude that is so detrimentally pervasive in regards to human sexuality.

For example:

  • The summer between seventh and eighth grade I sprouted boobs. Not like training bra boobs, I went straight to a full B cup leaning towards C basically overnight and I have the stretch marks to prove it.
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Twilight-Meme

Twilight is the punch line to all YA-hate jokes most days. Hell, even I have shit on the series quite a bit (with good reason, I might add!), but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a series that we all love to hate. It’s our go-to example of what’s wrong with YA. It’s the poster child of How Not To Write A Romance. I get it and I’m not saying the criticism isn’t justified.

There’s a lot wrong with it, but have you ever stopped to consider any of its good points? The other day, I was thinking about Twilight randomly and challenged myself to think about positive things about YA’s redheaded stepchild. Unfortunately, I came up blank and found one half of my brain mocking the other. So I thought on it a while and decided that there are some things that aren’t Completely Awful. Thus, the idea of this post was born.

hermione_l

You ask, we answer! This is our new weekly feature where we pick one or more questions from our readers, open the Cuddlebuggery Vault of Secrets and share the goodies with you. Or something. These questions can range from completely random oddities to semi-personal. We promise to try to answer them all while staying within our comfy bubbles. Pinky swear! If you’d like to ask a question ask them in the comments.

This week’s question comes from Librarian Lavender:

When did your love for books start? Are there books you can read over and over again? What effect does book blogging have on your life? I love the blog and can’t wait to read more about you!

 Kat:

It’s easy to say I always loved books. The first book I ever read was a Christian book, but the fantasy elements were what I really loved. The Chronicles of Narnia were the first series I read at Kindergarten and it just never stopped from there.

hermione_l

You ask, we answer! This is our new weekly feature where we pick one or more questions from our readers, open the Cuddlebuggery Vault of Secrets and share the goodies with you. Or something. These questions can range from completely random oddities to semi-personal. We promise to try to answer them all while staying within our comfy bubbles. Pinky swear! If you’d like to ask a question ask them in the comments.

This week’s question is from Bieke from Istyria book blog:

So I love the reviews you guys write for books and I’ve always wondered how you do that? What is your ‘process’ if you have one? Do you take notes while reading? Do you have any tips for people that are fairly new to reviewing books?

Excellent question! We shall all answer in part:

 

Steph

99% of the time, I have no process for writing a review.

Ask Questions

Hello, lovely internet people! You may recall that a little while back we did a survey to find out your likes and dislikes, stuff you want to see from us, etc.

One thing that came across is that you’d like for us to get a little more personal. Awesome, we’re in! The thing is we could use a little guidance as to what you’d like to know (I can’t speak for my cobloggers, but I have a faulty appropriate/inappropriate to shout about filter).

So tell us! What burning questions do you have for the hivemind behind Cuddlebuggery? Ask your questions in the comments and we’ll put together a post (or posts depending on how many questions people ask) where we reveal all that you desire to know (except for the stuff we don’t).

 

Be careful what you wish for. Shit’s about to get weird.

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