Book Breakdown

Book Breakdown: A Skinfull of Shadows

Goodreads | Amazon Release Date: September 21, 2017 Summary: A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.… Continue reading Book Breakdown: A Skinfull of Shadows

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Author Speaks

What’s the Sitch?: This Week in Articles

Part of my plans for blogging included reading more news articles. As part of my process of keeping up with how much I read and what kinds of articles I'm reading. So on Saturdays I plan on posting my week in articles. I'll do seven, one for each day, and provide the links to the… Continue reading What’s the Sitch?: This Week in Articles

Rants, Reading Lists

Late Congratulations to Kazuo Ishiguro!

The 2017 decision was made, and the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to British based author Kazuo Ishiguro on October 5th! So who is Kazuo Ishiguro? Ishiguro is a novelist, screenwriter, and songwriter. Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 he moved to England with his family when he was five-years-old. He holds a master's… Continue reading Late Congratulations to Kazuo Ishiguro!

Reviews

Review: Bridget Jones Diary

3/5 Meet Bridget Jonesβ€”a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could: a. lose 7 pounds b. stop smoking c. develop Inner Poise "123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier?… Continue reading Review: Bridget Jones Diary

Rants

Confessions of a Plus-Size Reader: On YA and Body Diversity (Again)

Maybe this is a dead horse and I'm still beating it with a stick. Maybe the turnip is out of blood. Maybe aforementioned dead horse has already bolted from the stable I just locked. Maybe the milk has spilt all over to carpet and I'm just sitting here sobbing. Are we done now? Because I'm… Continue reading Confessions of a Plus-Size Reader: On YA and Body Diversity (Again)

Reading Lists

Bedtime Bites: Books to Read Before Bedtime

Over the summer I was challenging myself to read a book a night, mostly to work my way through the piles of children's and middle grade books I've stockpiled through the years. So I'll be doing a few of these posts to give you all a list of books (four at a time) that you… Continue reading Bedtime Bites: Books to Read Before Bedtime

Author Speaks, Reading Lists

Lessons From Moana: Polynesian Authors to Check-Out

While I could wax poetic about the importance of believing in yourself and finding strength in your own ingenuity I would rather not. Because I feel like for me, the blogger, to stroke you, the reader's hubris with a post would be redundant. There are plenty of blogs you can find that on. So instead,… Continue reading Lessons From Moana: Polynesian Authors to Check-Out

Book Breakdown

Book Breakdown: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Goodreads | Amazon Release Date: October 10, 2017 Summary: An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress… Continue reading Book Breakdown: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Reviews

Review: Doll Bones

  4/5 Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the… Continue reading Review: Doll Bones