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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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

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

Reviews

Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

4/5 Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots. But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces,… Continue reading Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

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