Hi friends and fellow book lovers! July is over, August is upon us, and I am once again asking where the weeks have gone. Books Read Big Water by Andrea Curtis: 3.5 starsThe Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 3 starsThe Stone Collection by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm: 3.5 starsCatch and Kill by Ronan Farrow: 5 starsKindred by … Continue reading July wrap-up!
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Today, I thought I would recommend some queer books, as well as talk about some queer books on my TBR. As you likely know, June was pride. But, I think it's important that we read queer books all the time, not just in a designated … Continue reading Some queer book recommendations because even though pride might be over, reading queer books never is
Happy Monday, gals and pals! I've now done a couple of posts where I predicted some books I thought would be five-star reads, which you can read here and here, as well as a post revisiting those predictions, which you can read here. It's been a while since those posts, so today I thought I'd go … Continue reading Revisiting my five-star predictions + more predictions!
Hello, friends and foe! I hope all is well. Today, I'm doing the Mid Year Freak Out Tag! I saw everyone doing this tag a couple of weeks ago and was feeling left out, so I decided to hop on the bandwaggon two weeks later and do it myself (I actually wrote this a while … Continue reading Mid Year Freak Out Tag: 2020 edition
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone From Goodreads Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. . Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. … Continue reading Book review: This is How You Lose the Time War
Hi friends and fellow book lovers! I cannot believe June is over! Where is the time going!!!!! Books Read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay: 4.5 stars, rounded to fourSpellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle: 4 starsSo You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo: 5 starsThe Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: 2.5 … Continue reading June wrap-up!
Happy Monday, gals and pals! A couple of weeks ago, I gave some recommendations based on emojis you gave me. I went to Twitter to beg for help with another blog post, and y'all gave me some emojis to give recommendations for. I got a ton of responses, so thank you so much to everyone … Continue reading Recommendations based on emojis (part two)
Happy Friday, friends! Today I'm discussing some books that incorporate religion. I've always found religion and people's relationship to religion really interesting. I've always been interested in how religion shapes people's lives, so it's always particularly interesting when that's an aspect of books. So I thought it could be interesting to discuss some books where … Continue reading Books that incorporate religion
Hello, gals and gays, happy Monday! Today I'm giving some recommendations based on emojis you gave me. As always, I went to Twitter to ask for y'alls help, and you did you deliver. I got a ton of responses, so thank you so much to everyone who responded. Because of the amount of responses, I'm … Continue reading Recommendations based on emojis (part one)
Hello friends and foe, happy Friday! As you are likely aware, there is a lot happening the US and around the world right now regarding Black Lives Matter. As a white person, I have incredible privilege. It is my duty as an ally to support Black people wherever possible and to use my voice for … Continue reading 100+ Black Authors to Read
Hi friends and fellow book lovers! May is over in the blink of an eye, which means it's time for another wrap-up! Usually, I start these wrap-ups off with the books I've read, and I keep commentary to the end of the post. But it seemed disingenuous to put this at the end, so it's … Continue reading May wrap-up!
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell From Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual … Continue reading Book review: My Dark Vanessa