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Never Ask a Bookworm to Pick Their Favorite Book

Never Ask a Bookworm to Pick Their Favorite Book

As a voracious reader, it drives me absolutely bonkers when someone asks me to choose my favorite book.  My answer runs the gamut of “Oh, I couldn’t possibly choose.” to “Are you f***ing serious?  Have you seen how many books I’ve read the last 12 months?!”  Movies are a little easier – you can give a top three that you’d watch over and over again.  Books, though?  You spend time with books.  You build relationships with them. This is a terrible quality GIF, but it is legit what I think every time someone asks me to pick my favorite book.  Also, if […]

Posted July 6, 2018 in Memes, Reading // 14 Comments //
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This book is a really difficult one for me to review. It’s not because of mixed feeling or any qualms I had with the story itself – no, I loved this book and now have so much respect for Kristin Cashore as a writer – but because this book really made me think about how female leads are characterized in YA literature, about reading levels and character relationships, about high fantasy as a genre… so much.  I have so many thoughts about this book. After deliberating about it for a while, I’ve decided I’m going to talk about the romance in Graceling.  […]

Posted June 17, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

When I was in college, people constantly asked: “What are you going to do with a history degree?” Right now, I’m using it for absolutely nothing, although I have no regrets. Learning more about the Crusades and Atlantic history and Ancient Rome was incredible. If I could have stayed in school forever, learning more about the cultural evolution of humanity, I would, have. Unfortunately, life is not perfect, and I work in finance. If the world was perfect, I would be using my degree as a historian for St. Mary’s. I had zero expectations for this book. It wasn’t on […]

Posted May 4, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This book is so fucking powerful. If y’all knew me in person, you’d know that I never swear. This calls for it. THE HATE U GIVE calls for something more – something bigger and louder and angrier. This book *needs* to be taught in high school. Every one – no matter your age, color gender, political stance… any of it… everyone needs to read this book. Why? Because it’s *important*. THE HATE U GIVE wasn’t written for me, but it did educate me to check my priveldge, to move out of the spotlight, to see justice no matter its color. […]

Posted May 1, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Everything about Ready Player One is right for me. I’m a huge pop culture fan, so this book is one whole Easter Egg.  Add to that the world of the OASIS, which built to the greatest scope of of the imagination.  Imagine being able to build a character and step into that skin.  To create planets of your own.  To interact with people from all over the world and follow storylines of your favorite books and movies in an immersive world.  Add to the mix a group of incredible characters who are real and relatable, and you have a great story. […]

Posted April 25, 2018 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

My heart is so thoroughly tied to Anne of Green Gables, I did not think I could fall any deeper in love. I was so deliciously wrong. Anne of the Island was like finding a piece of my soul tucked away in a a novel.  Anne has always been a kindred spirit, but it still surprises and delights that a novel written a century ago can tug so sweetly at my heart.  I grew up with Anne’s story, but did not indulge in the books until recently.  When I read Anne of Green Gables, I forced myself to be patient as I waited […]

Posted April 13, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //