Dog is man’s best friend, or so they say. I’m more of a cat person myself, but I still love dogs. I’m usually wary of reading books with dogs because the dog always seems to die and I can’t handle it. So here are some books with our furry friends where the dog doesn’t die.…… Continue reading Book List: Books for Dog Lovers
Back in May, the author reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I’d be interested in reading his middle grade fantasy that had recently been translated from Sweedish. I said of course, but I only just got around to reading it (sorry Joseph!) Thank you so much for this copy in exchange for…… Continue reading ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)
It’s probably a bad idea to name your kids after fictional characters, but it’s also something I would totally do. I say that now because I don’t have kids, of course. But if I did, and didn’t want them to be bullied, but wanted them to be named after some badass characters…I think these would…… Continue reading Characters I’d Name My Children After
If you read my blog, you’re probably a reader. And if you’re a reader, you probably love the idea of bookstores and libraries–places dedicated to guarding books, the gatekeepers of fictional worlds. What about books that have bookstores in them? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Genre: Historical Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38 I read…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books About Bookstores and Libraries
Retellings is my favorite subgenre ever. I’m a sucker for fantasy and fairy-tales, so a good retelling of an old classic is heaven to me. But where to start? There are so many tales that could be retold. So, why not start with the great wizard? With the retellings of the story I was obsessed…… Continue reading Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings
Happy Banned Books Week! This annual celebration, which began in 1982, is dedicated to freedom of expression and the freedom to read and looks at all the books that have been banned for one reason or another. This event was launched around the same time as the court case Island Tree Schools District v. Pico,…… Continue reading September 27-October 3 2020 is Banned Books Week!
So, the one thing I love as much as reading and writing is traveling. I want to travel the whole world. I’m going to go everywhere someday. On my bucket list are a few book-inspired placs. Hay-on-Wye, South Wales This town has over twenty bookstores in niche categories like children’s, historical, and vintage. There is…… Continue reading Places for Literary Lovers
Yes. In my opinion, they do. I think reading is reading and you shouldn’t be ashamed for liking what you like. However, some people think otherwise. Some people “hmm” and “haw” at the idea of reading young adult or “teen” novels. They think that it is not as sophisticated as classics or nonfiction books. As…… Continue reading Do YA books have merit?
Is Snape truly redeemable?
Representation is extremely important in the roles of media and literature. Fortunately, I’ve been seeing a lot more representation of LGBTQ+ and POC lately, though there can always be more. One topic I find lacking among the popular culture though is that of disability. I was in a car accident with my family two years…… Continue reading Children’s Books About Disabilities