Reading Challenge Book List

*These books were reviewed from fall 2019 through June 2020, the reviews are still available for you to read and are tagged under “Reading Challenge” Reading Challenge Book List: Genres Outside My Comfort Zone Welcome to my reading list! This list is the first of many that I will be using as I tackle myContinue reading “Reading Challenge Book List”

Writing the Other: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Hello Everyone, This blog is hitting close to home. I just read a book about the black experience in America, and now I’m blogging about it days after the brutal killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police. As I sit to write today, I’m feeling a lot of anger, but rather thanContinue reading “Writing the Other: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison”

Mathematical Warfare: My Review of Ninefox Gambit

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all staying safe. Today I am reviewing Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. After the review, I will have some updates for you about how the pandemic is affecting the blog and what you can expect in the coming months.  I’m going to be honest; this book wasContinue reading “Mathematical Warfare: My Review of Ninefox Gambit”

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

Hello everyone, and happy Leap Day! Today I am reviewing The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer.  First, I want to refresh everyone about why I chose this book to read for the blog. As writers, we often find ourselves in the position of writing ‘the other.’Continue reading “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer”

A Writer’s Life For Me: My Review of Bird by Bird

Happy January, everyone! This month I’m reviewing Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Reading and on Life by Anne Lamott. Anne Lamott is the author of several literary fiction novels and autobiographical non-fiction books. I have never read her work, but she is described as a “best-selling” author and has won several awards for herContinue reading “A Writer’s Life For Me: My Review of Bird by Bird”

Murder in the Breakfast Club? My Review of One of Us is Lying

Hello again! I hope you have all had a great holiday season. Today I’m reviewing One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. This review was supposed to come out in November, but I had some trouble getting the book in at the library, so this blog is late. It turned out that OneContinue reading “Murder in the Breakfast Club? My Review of One of Us is Lying”

Chills and Thrills: My Review of The Shining

Warning: Reading The Shining can cause serious side effects, including but not limited to: Stiff muscles, rapid breathing, cold sweats, a life long fear of boilers, topiaries, bathrooms, old hotels, and the number 217. Read on at your own risk. Whoo wipes forehead It is evident to me now why Steven King is known asContinue reading “Chills and Thrills: My Review of The Shining”

Young Love, My Review of Pushing the Limits

I just finished reading Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. On my reading list, you will notice that I’ve picked an adult and a YA selection for some of the genres. Pushing the Limits is a YA Romance. Honestly, YA is a slippery genre. Some YA stuff is appropriate for younger teens, and some areContinue reading “Young Love, My Review of Pushing the Limits”

Love at First Read? My Review of The Kiss Quotient

Welcome to my review of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.  This is the first romance novel I’ve ever read, outside of Jane Austen books. Honestly, I wasn’t excited about reading it.  I’ve always had a bit of an attitude about romance novels: Who cares about two twenty-first century people trying to decide if theyContinue reading “Love at First Read? My Review of The Kiss Quotient”

Spiders and Spaceships: My Journey into Science Fiction

Hello all, welcome to my very first post! Today I’m reviewing Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. As you may know from my About Me page, I have always been an avid reader of fantasy literature, mostly “high” fantasy or “epic” fantasy. Science fiction is a category that I have only very occasionally dipped aContinue reading “Spiders and Spaceships: My Journey into Science Fiction”