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)

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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

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

Book Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

4/5 *Taken from Goodreads* Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered… Continue reading Book Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Author Speaks, Rants

Agonies and Annoyances: Romanticizing Male Love Interests

Maybe I'm not the best person for this post. I make it known that I'm not a love story, happy ending, teenage drama kind of book reader. (There is the occasional exception, like Anna and the French Kiss) But I'm here to say, for all the shippers that like to dominate YA, your boy ain't… Continue reading Agonies and Annoyances: Romanticizing Male Love Interests

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

Author Speaks

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

Reviews

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You

  4/5 *Spoilers below* Taken from Goodreads. Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite's father is murdered, and the killer—her parent's handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before… Continue reading Review: A Thousand Pieces of You