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
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
Happy Monday! To shake things up a little bit, I’m doing a book tag today. While I was BookTube-channel hopping based on a tweet, I found the Potato Book Tag on Bookworm Heath, and it was created by Ola Quinn. These BookTubers reminded me that in two weeks it will be the Posen Potato Festival… Continue reading Potato Book Tag
When was the last time you found a character in a young adult book who needed glasses? Were they ever one of the teen main characters? I was inspired to write this post by American Panda by Gloria Chao because Mei, the protagonist, admits to being nearsighted. Mei narrates, “Because of my nearsightedness and my mother’s… Continue reading Where Are the YA Characters Who Wear Glasses?
In the left corner we have Wonder Woman and in the right we have Aslan. They’re stars of their books and movies, and it’s time for them to go head-to-head. Find out below who wins which battle. I was tagged by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer, who combined the Wonder Woman Book Tag with… Continue reading Wonder Woman vs. Narnia Book Tag
Here comes another YouTube author! Tyler Oakley writes about his life in this collection of essays. Binge includes stories of his relationships, his YouTube presence, and other experiences. After reading Dan and Phil’s first book, I saw Tyler Oakley’s Binge….
Riley Cavanaugh, the child of a conservative congressman, is gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and some days as a girl. Now Riley is starting over at a public school and dealing with the congressman’s campaign. A therapist recommends Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent, and Riley creates one under the name Alix. The blog goes viral. Alix/Riley will have to make a decision: abandon the blog or come out and risk everything. Symptoms of Being Human, by Jeff Garvin, describes one experience of being gender fluid and shows.
James Liddell is in the closet in his small Vermont town. Everyone in town knows him to be a star athlete who is dating sweet Theresa. He writes his darkest secrets in letters that he will never send, like Abraham Lincoln. He likes boys. As he figures out who he is, he befriends new people and works through his problems in writing.
Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR Pub. Date: 2011 Genre: Dystopian YA, Romance Pages: 358 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Designer babies became the norm when the scientists discovered how to make a baby that would have a long lifespan and be immune to most illnesses, including cancer. The… Continue reading Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pub. Date: 2015 Genre: Contemporary YA, Romance Pages: 303 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Back in June, I saw Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda on display at the library in honor of LGBT Pride Month, but I got around to reading it in July. I was looking for LGBT books at the time.… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli