Dystopian Futures (Turned Political Rant)

It was a strange experience to read the Divergent trilogy at the same time as watching The 100 at the same time as listening to the audiobook Cinder. All three give far-future versions of earth, and there are disturbing similarities. Every future earth has divisions of people: people who are judged better or worse than … Continue reading Dystopian Futures (Turned Political Rant)

April, May reads in review

The diversity challenge for the month of April was "mental health," and though it took me a little into May to finish it, I'm counting it for April. I chose a book that had been recommended by many friends in my Facebook group for OCPD, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. The easiest oversimplication for OCPD I … Continue reading April, May reads in review

April Reads in Review

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher, Dresden Files Book 8 (for more on cover art: Vincent Chong, Subterranean Press) This series of books is terrific: the main character is quirky and fun, the writing is fast and funny, the books work as stand-alones and as a arching series. In addition to Jim Butcher's great writing, and the always amusing … Continue reading April Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth This is the third and final book of the Divergent trilogy, and it is similar to its first two predecessors in being a thrilling, fast-paced read full of action and good, sparse writing. It took me a couple tries to jump back in, however, because the author does something in this book she … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer This book, which I experienced via audiobook, led me in several directions. For the first full disk (1 of 8) I didn't like the writing style or the voice acting. I thought it was subpar, and I wasn't sure if the book would be worth my time to finish. Somewhere in the … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

In March, the first book I finished was Lost Girls by Alan Moore, illustrated by Melinda Gebbie. THIS BOOK IS XXX-RATED SUPER TABOO SMUT EROTICA PORNOGRAPHY full of GAY SEX, GROUP SEX, and INCEST! So definitely don't look into this title if that is not what you want to read. That said, this is a … Continue reading March Reads in Review

February Reads in Review

Didn't think I'd make it through one more book before the month was out but I did! Book No. 6 My sixth finished book was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This was one of those books and then movies that was all the rage and I kept meaning to but never picked up until now. OMG … Continue reading February Reads in Review

February Reads in Review

A new month, a new batch! Book No. 3 My third finished book was The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey. This book was super fast-paced and exciting, so it's no surprise that this book is being made into a movie! I'll definitely be doing a compare and contrast once it's out and … Continue reading February Reads in Review

January Reads in Review

In addition to my modest book reading last month, I was also reading a lot of political articles, and signing a lot of petitions. If you live in America like me, you might feel like the whole country has gone crazy lately! Whatever your soap box, I encourage you to stand up for what you … Continue reading January Reads in Review

January Reads in Review

I am a notoriously slow reader, so don't be too disappointed in my modest two finished books for this first month of reading. I've read about a million otomé romance novels on my phone but they don't count as books since you play them as phone games. Oops! Book No. 1 My first finished book for … Continue reading January Reads in Review