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

Diversity in Representation

In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here's the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I'll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!! This reminded me to tell you … Continue reading Diversity in Representation

March Reads in Review

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book of the trilogy which started with Divergent. This story continues to be gripping, fast-paced, unpredictable, and fresh. I hit a little bit of a lull at one point and I had to look at why: I don't like it when main character/love interests aren't getting along. So, … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

The next book I finished was my audiobook of Dead Beat by Jim Butcher, book 7 in the Dresden Files series. These books may be structured in a formulaic way, but there are definitely plotlines getting more intense as the story arch progress, and the writing is HILARIOUS! I laugh out loud (yes I actually … 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

Reading Challenges Quick Status Update

[January and February Completed] Challenge Completed Status PopSugar 6 15% or 11.5% Audiobooks 2 100% bit level, 20% Byte level Pages 2,547 21% Bonsai level Colors 5 56% Reread 1 25% Déjà vu level TBR (Mount and Rock) 3 25% Pike’s Peak level Diversity Diversity 2 17% Full House 6 24% Books You Buy 1 25% Making … Continue reading Reading Challenges Quick Status Update

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

Diversity: Disability

The idea of finding books with differently-abled or non-neurotypical authors or characters really stumped me, so I figured some research would not go amiss. WeNeedDiverseBooks.org starts a discussion here, DiversityInYA.com talks about diversity here, The Guardian talks with TheBookAddictedGirl about the topic here, and the American Library Association weighs in on the link between diversity and banned books here. … Continue reading Diversity: Disability

February Reads in Review

And as we say goodbye to February, we say hello to March, which is my birthday month! For whatever reason my birthday has always been my absolute favorite holiday, even though I don't want anyone to know about it on Facebook! Isn't that ridiculous? I don't even know. Book No. 5 The fifth book I read … Continue reading February Reads in Review