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Love YA and/or historical fiction? Take this poll for a chance to win a gift card

I know I have some lovely readers out there who love young adult, historical fiction, and young adult historical fiction novels as much as I do. Riiiight? :) 

Help a girl out and tell me more about what type of characters, narration, and timelines you find compelling. Fill me in on the tropes that hook you and the ones that annoy you. 

Kindly fill out the entire survey (even the "Why" sections) and you'll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card to spend on that YA or historical fiction book at the top of your to-read list. When the survey reaches 50 responses, a winner will be randomly selected.

Thank you! :)



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

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