Who are we?
We’re two girls in our twenties. Yeah, we could have had our own individual blogs, but decided to do one together because it offers more variety and opinions this way. Also, we’re lazy and this way we don’t have to worry about working too much. For more info on who we are individually, see the About Us page.
Why do you blog?
We love books. that’s basically it. And we both read very different things so it’s pretty difficult to shove a book in the other’s face and tell them to read it. Luna could try and get Andy to read some YA but that’s probably not going to work out. Andy could rabbit on and on about the importance of Gender Trouble but Luna will just fall asleep. This is our way of sharing our love and thoughts with people who will like the stuff we’re talking about.
How did you choose the name Novel Darlings?
Luna liked the idea of using the word darlings. It makes her feel fancy. TBH it was a completely off the cuff idea and had very little thought put into it whatsoever. Andy also likes the way it sounds in a supremely sassy sentence ~how novel, darlings~.
Andy is due to go back to university soon for her PHD so she will be one post a week until further notice. Luna however is hoping for at least two posts a week and a video now and then if she can.
What kind of posts can we expect in the future?
All sorts! We have so much planned. It’s not just gonna be review after review. We’ll use book tags, advice, writing infro, cover talk, book hauls, lists…it goes on, really. Book related hijinks galore.
Will you have other content?
Yes, we’re very keen to be broad in this aspect, including social media. we’re hoping to have Pinterest, YouTube, Goodreads, maybe even Twitter and Instagram.
Will you read my book/screenplay/publicise my shindig?
What are your favourite books?
Andy: This question is a bitch.
Luna: What kind of monster are you? You never ask a booker to choose favourites.
What do you enjoy reading?
Luna: I’m a YA fan at my core. I will devour any you throw at me. But tbh, I’ll dip in and out of most things. I have a set list of ‘won’t touch’ for varying reasons. Maybe I don’t like the author. Maybe I hate the writing style. Maybe it’s just not my thing. But usually if it interests me, I’ll read it regardless of genre.
Andy: Fantasy will always be my first love but I also enjoy science, fiction, horror, and steampunk/alt history. I’m also really into comics and graphic novels. Non-fiction wise I’m primarily interested in feminism, mythology, sociology, and cultural politics.
Do you write?
Luna: Yep, we both do. I write fanfiction predominantly but Andy and I are expanding into our first original fiction. Neither of us have published fiction yet though Andy does have a few published poems lurking about.
Andy: Luna writes porn by the shit-tonne and I am her beta/reviewer/editor. She also writes MLP!fic which she says is absolutely not to be confused with porn.
Who are your heroes?
Andy: Agent Peggy Carter, Xena Warrior Princess, Eva Green, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin, and hardcore lady types (usually of the queer variety).
Luna: Like Andy, Peggy is my Queen. I relate to Cather Avery more than any fictional character ever before. Bonnie Zacherle and Lauren Faust for their respective creations of My Little Pony. The Supernatural cast for being inspiring, awesome people. Sailor Moon. And always, always, J. K. Rowling.
Expect profanity, though not profane amounts. Primarily from Andy, who laughs at her own jokes. Luna is also not adverse to a good cuss.
Basically if you’re adverse to bad jokes, sarcasm, bitchiness and bad language, don’t come here.
For those of you who do like all of the above, we also do sporking!
Pet peeves aka comment etiquette
No racism, homophobia, sexism, or general jackassery. Feminism strongly encouraged. Misandry and misogyny strongly discouraged. Please no bickering about any of the above. Love and tolerate, bitches.