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  • Buzz Worthy News: All the Movie News for You 18/04/2014 BWN-bee-graphic

    Welcome back to Buzz Worthy News where the stories are awesome and not at all well-written. Need your YA industry news? Never fear, Kat and Kate are here to give it all to you. Just, ya know, not in any kinda sophisticated sense or nothing.

    Buzz Worthy News is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly news post bringing you all the best information about the book and blogging world, particularly for the venn diagram of people who overlap between the two. For new releases and cover reveals of all the best Young Adult fiction, check out our Sunday post: Hot New Titles.


    Sue Townsend Passed Away

    This is a story from last week, but I hadn’t read up on this amazing author and didn’t realise that she was both a young adult author and such an incredible person. Sue Townsend was the author of the poplar Adrian Mole YA books which were adapted  for TV in the UK in 2001.

Latest Hot New Titles

  • Hot New Titles: April 20th 2014 Clariel (Australian Redesign)

    Welcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like The Forever SongDon’t Look Back and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Hot New Titles is also now covering Book Deals for hot titles to put on your radar. We’re most excited for Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales, Shut-In by Marisa Reichardt and Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman.  Cover reveals include The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, Talon by Julie Kagawa, and the Australian cover for Clariel by Garth Nix. Badass.

    Did we miss a cover? Want your cover featured on HNT? Email us!

    Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways!

Latest Musings

  • Cuddlebuggery Swearing Style Guide tumblr_mp1hiviMLE1rxp0b7o1_500

    Meg posted last week about considering the words we use. It’s a post that Steph, Meg and I feel strongly about. That’s not to say people should or must listen to us, merely that we’ve made a personal choice about the vocabulary we use on this blog. And we also feel strongly that there should still be a lot of swear words on the blog, because swearing is an art form. If you don’t like swearing then you should probably back out of this post right now, because I’m about to style guide the hell out of swearing for all those who want help in steering away from ableist, sexist or homophobic slurs.  You’d be surprised how many you’re unconsciously using.

    Before I start — an ode to swearing. My mother has spent many years teaching me to be the kind of gentle, kind, forgiving, decorous soul that she is.

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Buzz Worthy News

Welcome back to Buzz Worthy News where the stories are awesome and not at all well-written. Need your YA industry news? Never fear, Kat is here to give it all to you. Just, ya know, not in any kinda sophisticated sense or nothing. Basically, Simon & Schuster Pulse imprint is publishing something awesome. Divergent’s come out with a clip that might interest you, HA, who are we kidding? And Sesame Street makes something completely awesome! All this and more is happening in this week’s Buzz Worthy News.

Buzz Worthy News is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly news post bringing you all the best information about the book and blogging world, particularly for the venn diagram of people who overlap between the two. For new releases and cover reveals of all the best Young Adult fiction, check out our Sunday post: Hot New Titles.


Dumb Bloggers Can’t Settle on Blog Feature

Intrepid bloggers of Cuddlebuggery have once again changed the format, time, place and look of Buzz.

Tsarina

Tsarina, Tsarina, why wouldn’t you let me love you? I wanted to love this book you guys. It’s imperial Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution. THERE ARE ROMANOVS (according to the blurb which is a complete LIE because there is only a physical Romanov presence in the first chapter). I can’t be the only one who looked at this book and thought

 

right?

And while there was some of this:

And the teensiest bit of this:

It was mostly this:

Magic. Egg.

There are two circumstances under which I will accept magical realism. I like when it’s a kind of trick i.e. was it magic or just how you see things? Did magic egg stop the bullets from hitting the tsarina or was it the jewels in her gown? It’s open for interpretation depending on whether you believe the world is magic or not. It engages the reader’s brain, adds a touch of subtle mystery and it’s awesome.

MG

Welcome to the blog tour for The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare with M.G. Buehrlen who has delightfully provided a guest post today on all of us wayward souls. So please, sit down, make yourself comfortable, embrace your happy-place and get ready for MG to delight you with her wit and verbosity.

Top Ten Writing Necessities

When you’re writing a novel, there are a lot of weapons you need in your arsenal. Here are my top ten must-haves that get me through a first draft, those dreaded revisions, and final edits.

 

Caffeinated beverage of choice

Sweet elixir of life. My caffeine vehicle is usually coffee, sometimes soda, and on the rare occasion tea. When you’re writing, especially at all hours of the night, you need brain stamina. Caffeine will get you there.

 

SUGAR

Again, whatever vehicle you choose, it’s allllll goooooood. Cookies, cupcakes, Sour Patch Kids, sprinkling powdered sugar directly into your pie hole… It’s.

No One Else Can Have You

This review is a DNF review.  I read the book until my face started doing this (a bit over halfway).

I’ve never been to Wisconsin, don’t’cha know. I did grow up in a sleepy podunk town where nothing ever happened. So I do have some life experience with that. I like quirky characters. Being a quirky person myself makes me appreciate when a book character is just plain weird. But Kippy was a bit too outlandish, even for me. I quite liked her dad and the fact that she called him by his name. I liked all of his little names for her.

I just had a huge problem believing that someone as unworldly as Kippy could be solving murders. The suspense was laughable at times. It was like there was a monkey holding up cue cards to signal when there should be darkness.


(I cannot believe I found a gif of a monkey holding up suspenseful cue cards.)

The fact that Kippy’s only friend secretly hated her was a horrible second storyline.

Winterspell

Welcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like The Winner’s CurseHalf Bad and Panic. Cover reveals include Compulsion by Martina Boon, Antigoddess & Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake and Winterspell by Claire Legrand, our fav of the week! 

Did we miss a cover? Want your cover featured on HNT? Email us!

Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways! For all the latest book world news and book blogging gossip, check out our weekly Monday feature, Buzz Worthy News.


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