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The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

Posted August 6, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Everything about this book indicated it would be up my alley, and I was really looking forward to it.  Kit Sweetly is a Wench at Medieval Times, where she works with her brother and her uncle.  She’s enraged at the Castle’s gender restrictions because they prevent women from promoting into the “Knight” position.  This position pays more money, but is unavailable to women because it’s not “historically accurate”.  Game on. I really enjoyed the first 75% of this book.  I liked the build up, I liked Kit’s characterization, and I liked the cheerful, blantant disregard of Corporate.  I’ve never […]

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

Posted August 3, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Here we are everyone, in the first days of August, the summer mostly over.  I guess one of the good things about 2020 is that it’s really flying by.  I didn’t really expect that because … well … we’re all stuck at home.  Or at least, I am!  The United States has honestly been atrocious with handling COVID-19.  There are “guidelines” in place, but only about half the citizens I’ve seen out and about actually follow them.  … It’s so basic y’all! *huff puff* ANYWAY. Still, a lot of positive movement this summer.  Let’s just dig in and I’ll tell you […]

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night by Elie Wiesel

Posted July 30, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Night is a haunting memoir. I had only the barest of memories about this work from when it was assigned reading in high school, that summer between 8th and 9th grade when the world seemed full of possibilities.  I remember reading this book and … it left enough of an impression on me that I remembered it, but I think I was too young to fully appreciate the horror of it. While I cannot begin to understand the pain of the Jewish people during the Holocaust, I am so grateful for the courage it must have taken Elie Wiesel […]

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

Posted July 28, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This novella is… wow. I wasn’t quite expecting this. It amazes me the way some people can weave such a powerful story into so few pages.  I expected this book to be something a little more about racism, and I won’t say there aren’t moments where Neuvel is calling out Islamophobia… but this was not what I expect. The Test is a quite, extremely powerful story.  We meet Idir at the beginning, a kind man who is going to take his test to become a British citizen.  What follows is everything I would expected from the man who wrote Sleeping Giants.  Which […]

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Posted July 26, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I am so delighted by this comic collection that I could probably squeal happily forever. Also. I feel like I’m the ONLY blogger I know that ever reviews comic collections.  That’s a whole post in itself, however, and for now I will just say that I’m so happy I picked up Adulthood is a Myth.  I’ve been meaning to for years because every once in a while, I stumble across one of Sarah Andersen’s Sarah Scribbles comics and it makes me feel heard. And it makes me giggle. Both of these things are important for me in comics. Sarah Andersen […]