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Into YA with Emma Lord (Tweet Cute Blog Tour)

I'm so excited to have Emma on the blog today to answer a couple of questions I have about her new book, Tweet Cute, out January 21st. I posted my review a while ago, so if you haven't read it or need a reminder, here's my review . It's so much fun, and I'll be posting a short except below the questions so that you can get a taste of the story. 1. Social media is obviously a huge part of this story. Were you ever hesitant or concerned about trying to capture internet culture in a book? Did you do any kind of research to prepare? Oh boy, I did almost zero research. I was working as an editor who wrote and assigned daily content based on things going viral both in the social media and food space, so I was already aggressively online. I think my primary concern was mostly trying to keep the book from feeling too hyper specific to the time I was writing it, but also keeping it fresh — I was careful to try and choose the more “lasting” memes than the memes of

New Year, New Blog Goals: Welcome to 2020

Happy late 2020! I meant to make this post a long time ago, but it's taken me a minute to decide exactly what I want to say with this. For most of the blog's history, I've kept a pretty consistent formatting, generally posting Wednesdays and Sundays and sometimes Fridays with YA reviews, discussion posts, and interviews. As I head into the third year of having the blog, I want to adjust this system a bit to better suit where I'm at with my blogging and reading and where your interests are now. Because, most of all, I maintain the blog for you, and I want to make content that you find most exciting. As I headed into restricting my posting for the blog, I wanted to make sure everyone was involved in the changes so I created tons of polls and questions on both Twitter and Instagram. Those survey results have helped shape my decisions about the blog going forward. The first change that you may or may not notice is that I'm no longer going to stick to a defined post