Tag: Alanna

Arrest The Cops Who Murdered Breonna Taylor… Also, My June 2020 Wrap Up

Arrest The Cops Who Murdered Breonna Taylor… Also, My June 2020 Wrap Up

Posted July 6, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hi everyone. I do just want to take a sec and address the title of this post, because it’s been months and the cops who killed her have not been brought to justice.  Her family continues to suffer. If you haven’t already signed the petition for Breonna, please take a second to do so now. Additionally, if you are able to contribute, please consider donating to her family’s GoFundMe.  Every dollar makes a difference, and money in this fund not only supports her family but also helps pay for the legal fees incurred in continuing to fight for justice for […]

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Alanna by Tamora Pierce

Alanna by Tamora Pierce

Posted June 23, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This book is my everything. Which is kinda funny, actually, because if they average reader picked it up, they’d be totally confused by that statement.  Why?, they would ask, side-eyeing the cartoony mass market paperback cover and skimming over eh decidedly simple writing.  Alanna is a YA novel with a strong female protagonist breaking gender norms in 1983, back when the YA genre didn’t really exist and strong female protagonists didn’t really exist and breaking gender norms in fantasy REALLY didn’t exist, and my little self read this in 1998 when a lot of these things still didn’t exist, and it was everything. Now.  […]

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Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Posted June 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy… June 8th! I thought about dropping this wrap up last Monday, but I wanted to give myself a little extra time to get my thoughts together as I usually write these posts the weekend before dropping them and who knows!  I may have finished an amazing book on May 31st! I’ve been personally doing a *little* better these days, and I think that comes with a better level of certainty and of course, more sunshine.  Like, literal sunshine.  I don’t do well in the spring.  While the world is still struggling, at least the outline […]

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The Stuck at Home Tag

The Stuck at Home Tag

Posted June 1, 2020 in Tags // 2 Comments

I absolutely had to steal this tag from Meeghan over at Meeghan Reads, because what a tag for a time like this, yeah?  I usually sit on tags for an age, but this one was a little more time sensitive.  After all, these are the days when we’re all woefully stuck at home, right? Because, you know, I never do this by choice.  Normally.  Pre-coronavirus.  Out partying day and night, yup, that’s me! Just kidding.  I do go out a little, sometimes! 🙂 But this seemed like a really fun tag to do int the current state of things, sort of […]

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Authors Who Hooked Me With the First Book I Read (& I Am Forever Theirs)

Authors Who Hooked Me With the First Book I Read (& I Am Forever Theirs)

Posted August 9, 2019 in Memes // 8 Comments

Good morning everyone! Every once in a while, I find myself reading a book that sucks me in.  Sometimes, it’s a debut that wraps me up so thoroughly that I can’t believe this author doesn’t already have a dozen publications behind them.  Other times, it’s an author who delights me every single time.  These authors are the ones that inspired to try and pick up their next work. If you haven’t read any works by these authors, or don’t have their debuts on your TBR, I  highly recommend them. Charlotte Nicole Davis Charlotte Nicole Davis is my most recent contribution […]

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