Have you seen more references to Harry Potter, Twilight, or other fandoms in YA books this decade? I think it’s a good trend when it’s done right. I enjoy it more when the book celebrates fandom, and it’s usually about a fictional fan culture. These are cool to read because it speaks to the fan… Continue reading Books That Celebrate Fandom
I saw this tag floating around over a year ago, and I’ve wanted to do it since I read the first book in the Shades of Magic series. For those who don’t know, this book series was written by V.E. Schwab, and it’s about four worlds that intersect at London. Each world has it’s own… Continue reading Four London Book Tag
I have mixed feelings about how to rate Jon Skovron’s Misfit. On the one hand, the writing isn’t good and the plot is predictable and not satisfying. On the other hand, I know a younger version of myself and at least one of her friends might have enjoyed it.
It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a book tag, but this one looked like a lot of fun, taking quizzes and whatnot. I originally saw this on Books in the Skye and it was created by The Laughing Listener. I’m not going to tag anyone, but you can consider yourself tagged if you… Continue reading The Identity Crisis Book Tag
Wires and Nerve, by Marissa Meyer, is the latest installment in The Lunar Chronicles, featuring an android who tracks down rebel wolf-hybrid soldiers who are threatening the peace. I never read any of The Lunar Chronicles, but I knew Cinder was a Cinderella retelling, so I figured the graphic novel was another….
Yesterday was the end of June, so it’s time to wrap up June. Instead of reviewing my reading and blogging month, I want to focus on featuring some awesome posts around the book blogosphere. To start this off, there were a few good posts about blogging. Pamela from Reverie Society teaches you how to develop… Continue reading Interesting Finds in the Blogosphere of June 2019
A year after the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories of the shooting and its aftermath in Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories, edited by MSD teacher Sarah Lerner. The book is a collection of….
Because it’s the last week of May and because I’m on a once-a-week posting schedule at the moment, it’s time to wrap up the month. It’s been a good reading month and an overall good Bookstagram month. So, let’s review. In the way of reading, I finished two novels, a poetry collection, and three graphic… Continue reading Wrapping Up May 2019
Geekerella’s title is pretty clear that it retells Cinderella but makes her a geek, but it goes further by making her prince the star of the Starfield reboot, which is a space-adventure cult classic that Elle Wittimer was raised on. Elle is not thrilled….
It’s the end of the month, and that means I need to write another wrap-up post. The month went by fast. I’ve been reading, guest blogging, and watching the last season of Game of Thrones. I’ve been reading books and getting more into webcomics. The major novel I read this month was Five Feet Apart… Continue reading Wrapping Up April 2019 + Reacting to ‘Game of Thrones’ S8 E3