Through a combination of reading the synopsis and several reviews, I decided that I wanted to borrow American Panda, by Gloria Chao, from the library and read it. Having graduated high school a year early, Mei is starting her first semester at MIT on the pre-med path her Taiwanese parents chose for her. She struggles….
It’s Day Two of the Retellathon, and I’m now announcing on my blog that I’m participating. This 8-day readathon is all about reading your favorite stories retold in a new way. You can tweet questions to the Retellathon Twitter account (@retellathon). While I am already in progress of working on this readathon today, I wanted… Continue reading Retellathon TBR
Welcome to the Second Half Link-up for the 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge, hosted by me, Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf. Welcome, challenge participants and fanfic lovers! Since everyone is recording their progress on the challenge differently, I will still continue the link-up for anyone who wants to link up what they’ve read, but this will… Continue reading 2nd Half (July – December) Fanfiction Reading Challenge Link-Up
In S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits, Sausun is the niqabi woman or teen (I’m not sure her age) who believes Janna and gives her the confidence to face her monster, Farooq. She’s there in the book, but she suddenly reaches prominence toward the end when she rescues and helps Janna. Sausun is more than a… Continue reading I Want a Novella for Sausun, the Niqabi Ninja
After reading very little young adult fantasy for a while, it was wonderful to read Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, read by Bahni Turpin. Inspired by West African mythology, Adeyemi created a world where the magic-users, Magi, have been oppressed and magic has been almost wiped off the face of the earth. Zélie….
We’re in the last week of June, meaning that it’s time for me to wrap up my month and share some interesting things from around the web. It was a better reading month for me. In April, I shared my nominations for the Annual Book Blogger Awards, hosted by Write Through the Night, and the… Continue reading Wrapping Up June 2018
*This post contains links to book reviews on this blog. Letters tend to be personal messages to oneself or to someone important to them. In the case of literature, they can make up the entire story, drive the plot, show character development, and many other things. Today I am listing five young adult books where letters… Continue reading 5 YA Books Where Letters Are Important to the Plot
The Summer Solstice is today, so happy summer! I can’t say I love the season, mostly because of the sun, the heat, and the resurrection of the worst of insect life. But enough about that. I’m back with another blog award. Gayathri from Elgee Writes nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award a few months ago, though I… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award #2
I’ve been a fan of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments for years now, though I can’t get into the spin-off series or enjoy the TV show. Another adaptation has been added to the world with The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1. Once I spotted this graphic….
I’ve been on a fanfic binge since mid-May, so I want to talk some more about fanfiction. When I’m not reading Drarry fanfics, I like seeing AU interactions between He Who Must Not Be Named and Harry Potter. One of my favorite fanfic authors is The Fictionist, and she satisfies my need for seeing those… Continue reading Five Thrilling Harry Potter Fanfics by The Fictionist