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

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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

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Review: Coraline

4/5 Coraline's often wondered what's behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her own, but strangely different. And when she finds her "other"… Continue reading Review: Coraline

Reading Lists

June TBR

So, with May in the wraps it’s time for me to look to June and pick out the reading list for this coming month. Honestly, I’m super excited about it, since this is my first proper summer with monthly reading lists and me staying mostly on track. Last month I had the unintentional theme of… Continue reading June TBR

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Review: The Book Thief

4/5 *Taken from Goodreads* It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster… Continue reading Review: The Book Thief

Reading Lists

TBR Pile: May

When it comes to reading lists, I'm the worst. I'm eternally distracted. Sometimes a book doesn't hold my attention, or I loose motivation to continue, work gets hectic, the boyfriend comes over, school creeps up on me and knocks my "for fun" reading right out of my hand with a baseball bat. Whatever the reason,… Continue reading TBR Pile: May

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Reading Without Walls Challenge

This is something I've jumped around on doing, but honestly when I was sitting around considering my reading list for the coming weeks I found that I fit more with this than I thought! Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, has been named the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature and has launched this… Continue reading Reading Without Walls Challenge

Reading Lists

Sunday Suggestions: Diverse Children’s Books

"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."-C.S. Lewis I'm with Lewis on this one. Children's novels have an honest way of capturing the imagination and exposing readers to new experiences and cultures quickly. They're also a nice pick-me-up for after you've read Bearheart and… Continue reading Sunday Suggestions: Diverse Children’s Books