Reviews

Review: Bridget Jones Diary

3/5 Meet Bridget Jones—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

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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

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

Author Speaks

The Diversity Directive: A Personal Challenge to Read/Watch More Minority Voices

As someone with a cultural studies addition to my majors I don't do a good job of diversifying my media intake. Sure, I've tried to make some cultures more relevant by liking several Facebook pages, but that doesn't factor into a lot of my intake of media and ideas. So I decided to challenge myself… Continue reading The Diversity Directive: A Personal Challenge to Read/Watch More Minority Voices

Author Speaks

Banned Books Week: My Favorites of the Bunch

For the past two years one of the campus groups I am involved in has done a "Get Caught Reading a Banned Book" Photo Booth outside our cafeteria.  It's one of our more popular events, okay let me be honest. It's really our only popular event, being the resident atheist/secular club on a college campus… Continue reading Banned Books Week: My Favorites of the Bunch

Author Audit, Rants, Reviews

Author Audit: Katie Alender

While I was at work the other day I was rehashing some of my recent reads in my head. One of the books was by an author that I had read several books by, but I had never heard of her before I found her books. That seems to be a prevalent theme in my… Continue reading Author Audit: Katie Alender

Book Tags

Books to Read in Pairs

When I saw this tag on my reader I thought it said "Books to Read in Paris" and since I didn't see Anna and the French Kiss in the banner I got really offended and clicked on it in my rage. After reading Thrice Read's intro I soon released my mistake and calmed down enough… Continue reading Books to Read in Pairs