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

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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

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

Wrap-up

June Wrap-Up

So you know that post I made that was all about my June TBR? Yeah, I don't think I followed that very well, surprise, surprise. I have a fallible weakness when it comes to libraries and books that are not on my designated reading list. But it's okay, because while I didn't work on my… Continue reading June Wrap-Up

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

Reviews

Review: Carry On

  3/5 *Taken from Goodreads* Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something… Continue reading Review: Carry On

Reviews

Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

2/5 *Taken from Goodreads* In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn