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You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

This looked like another fun tag to do, what with all of its crazy scenarios. I found this tag on Bella Blogs Because Books, and it was created by ReadLikeWildfire. I’m intimidated since I’ve never done one of these name-drawing tags before, but I’m curious about what’s going to happen with these characters. You only… Continue reading You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Graphic Novel · Review

Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Ever since I saw the review for Blue Is the Warmest Color on From Isi, I wanted to read it. Before this, I only saw the movie listed on Netflix. I checked the book out from the library and enjoyed it. In a colorless world, Clementine, a high school junior, has a family, friends, and a boyfriend she can’t reciprocate feelings for. She breaks up with him. Her gay friend takes her out to a gay bar where she meets Emma, the confident art student with blue hair. This event starts Clementine on the path of self-discovery and love. Narrated in diary entries, this graphic novel is a love story about two women in France in the ’90s.

Modern Fantasy · Review

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

In this amazing fantasy, there are four dimensions that each have a London. Only Antari, blood mages, can travel to these Londons. Kell is one of the only Antari left who is charged with exchanging mail between the rulers of the Londons, but he has a nasty habit of smuggling more than mail between worlds. He trades objects from other worlds for the right price, and that’s been going well until one object brings trouble with it. Now he is on the run. He meets Delilah Bard, a thief from Grey London….

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Six Degrees of Separation from It to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

It’s Saturday, the first one of the month, which means it’s time for another Six Degrees of Separation. This month my chain linked to fantasy and contemporary YA books. In case you don’t know, 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest, is where we connect the book Kate gives us to six other… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from It to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2017

‘Tis the end of the month. It’s been both a busy and fast November. These next couple of weeks are ridiculously busy, but I suppose that is to be expected for the end of a semester and the upcoming holidays. Book Reviews Mini Reviews: American Realism Edition Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain: 5/5 Stars Life… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2017

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, and her radio evangelist father has been supportive. All of that changes when he remarries and they move to conservative Rome, Georgia. He asks her to do the impossible: to lie low for her senior year. After she reluctantly agrees, she falls for Mary Carlson, the sister of her new friend. She doesn’t want to break the promise to her dad, even if Mary might return her feelings. Maybe. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, by Jaye Robin Brown, shows characters openly being themselves and ties faith into loving everyone.

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Book Traveling Thursdays: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Because it’s that time of year where we’re thankful, this week’s Book Traveling Thursday asks us to pick a book that we are happy to have read this year. I’m picking Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, a classic that I read in an American literature class. I loved the story and the characters. I… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Happy Thanksgiving

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Mini Reviews: ‘Piecing Me Together,’ ‘Seven Deadlies,’ and ‘Beijing Doll’

It’s time for another set of mini reviews. I’m reviewing three realistic fiction novels today: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson, Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie, and Beijing Doll by Chun Sue. I hope these reviews will help you find an interesting book to read. Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson Publisher: Bloomsbury… Continue reading Mini Reviews: ‘Piecing Me Together,’ ‘Seven Deadlies,’ and ‘Beijing Doll’

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Book Traveling Thursdays: Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

Happy early birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey Mouse’s birthday is on the 18th, so this week’s Book Traveling Thursdays asks us to pick our favorite fairy tale retelling. One problem for me is that I do not remember all that I have read that are technically retellings. Another problem is that the one I wanted to… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Mickey Mouse’s Birthday