Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Posted April 14, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color is a fantastic non-fiction collection of facts and individual stories of Black, Indigenous, Latinx women and female-identifying individuals and their experiences with the police.  This book should have been in conversations last summer when we were talking about Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, the California lynchings, and all the other lives stolen by racism, hate, and unhinged law enforcement.  I’m a bit upset that it wasn’t, to be honest.  A bit upset that books about racism by white women got many more sales, while Invisible No More was […]

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Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross by Marie Lu

Posted April 9, 2021 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  I both really enjoyed and was disappointed by Warcross. I like video game related books.  I was excited to pick up Warcross and it’s been on my TBR wishlist for a while.  The world, the backstory, the tech?  It’s all on point.  I really liked it.  You know what I didn’t like?  The romance. I can’t talk about the romance too much because it would be a spoiler BUT I will say that there was an emotional relationship between Emi and the individual that would have motivation her actions well enough without adding a romantic relationship to the mix.  Particularly one […]

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A Much Needed Hiatus

A Much Needed Hiatus

Posted April 7, 2021 in Blogging // 5 Comments

I’ve been fighting it for a little while, and I think it’s time to surrender.  I need a break. I swear – it’s not you, it’s me. February and March this year were particularly grueling months.  I’ve got some time-intensive work projects that are taking a lot of my creative energy and are more emotionally challenging than I expected.  On top of that, I’ve gone through some personal stuff that I don’t particularly wish to discuss at the moment, but I will give that as the excuse to say I feel like a hollowed out pumpkin and I’m ready for […]

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Spring is Just Around the Corner… The March Wrap Up!

Spring is Just Around the Corner… The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 5, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Happy April, my friends!  So comes the end of March.  The end of March and thus the transition of seasons comes with so many holidays and celebrations, though most of them are still best spent distanced this year, so I hope everyone was safe and careful.  It’s a bit belated, but… To all my Christian friends and followers, a belated very happy Easter! To the Jewish community, belated chag sameach!  I hope you all had a wonderful Passover. To the Indian community – a belated happy Holi!  May the colors of happiness, prosperity, and love rain down upon each and […]

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This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Posted March 31, 2021 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  Wow. This book swallows you up immediately.  The writing is beautiful, the language striking.  Each character unwinds smoothly.and is easily identifiable, even within the limited space of the novella.  I was on the fence about picking this up.  Too much hype about a book can turn me a little sour on it – I’ve been burned before – and I was worried it wasn’t really going tofu my reading tastes.  I was wrong!  I am so glad I decided to read This is How You Lose the Time War! This novella tells the story of two agents – known as […]

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