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A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

Hunger by Michael Grant

Hunger by Michael Grant

Posted January 12, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I can see why this series snares readers – the slow-building tension and the variety of voices makes it interesting and widely appealing for the casual reader.  Alas, with Hunger I will personally be calling it quits. There were multiple things that made Hunger concerning for me. The first is the sheer amount of POVs.  Gone already had twelve POVs.  Off the top of my head, there’s at least nineteen POVs in Hunger.  Almost every single character that has a name in Hunger has at least one chapter written in their perspective… there may be 5 characters that don’t.  I’m all for multiple POVs, but I […]

In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

In Which I Actually Work on my WIP & Read Shakespeare Retellings: The August Wrap Up!

Posted August 26, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments

Hello beautiful people and welcome to the August wrap up! Heyyy remember when I said last month that my mental health was fairly poor, so I wanted to take a step back and try and re-center myself, etc. etc.?  Well, that didn’t happen until about halfway through August once I tore myself out of the temptation of readathons and had a whole weekend without books. It was pretty difficult for me, but I think it was needed.  I’d been reading so much that my escape was becoming a chore and I was going into overload.  You may not notice it […]

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Posted August 25, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I feel like rubbish when I don’t enjoy a book that everyone else loves. Okay.  So.  There is nothing fundamentally wrong with Hunger.  In fact, it’s a very raw, honest memoir about a topic that is so deeply personal.  The stories Roxane Gay shares are intense and difficult to read.  You’re not supposed to love this book, but you are supposed to respect and support it. I still didn’t like it.  And not in that “this makes me uncomfortable, so I dislike it” way.  It’s the writing style.  Roxane Gay tells her stories in such a way that unapologetically calls out the types […]