Books, Life Update

Reading Diversity Check-In

We're halfway through this year of me trying to both read diverse books and also read all of the (decidedly un-diverse) books getting adapted into movies this year. How have these parallel goals affected my actual reading habits? Well, some interesting results have certainly popped up. Given that 17 out of 23 of the movie-adapted… Continue reading Reading Diversity Check-In

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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

I bought this book a few weeks ago, almost entirely on a whim, when I was at Powell's City of Books in Oregon. I didn't know anything about the book, and all I knew about the author, Sun-mi Hwang, was that she was Korean and her name popped up a few times in connection with… Continue reading The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

This little book came to me almost entirely by accident. I found it in a used book store, which I was only perusing because a friend of mine was late for our dinner plans. By all rights I should never have come across this little beauty, but when I saw this gorgeously designed cover peering… Continue reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Books, Life Update

Reading Diversity 2014: In Review

Around New Years last year, I realized my use of goodreads meant that I could analyze my reading habits in more detail than ever before. I was disappointed in my own lack of diversity in reading choices, and for 2014 made a resolution to be better about seeking out and reading works by women and… Continue reading Reading Diversity 2014: In Review

Books, I Read It First, Movies

I Read It First

December is here, it's almost the end of 2014, and 2015 is bearing down fast, and here I sit, staring at my blog, thinking, "How could I make this thing into EVEN MORE of a time suck?" At least, that's what I was apparently thinking two months ago, when almost entirely on a whim I… Continue reading I Read It First

Books, Reviews

A Definitive Ranking of Helen Oyeyemi Books

Ever since I first read Icarus Girl last year, Helen Oyeyemi has skyrocketed to the top of my 'favorite authors' list, and I've spent more than a little bit of time enthusiastically recommending her to every single person I know. Due to this greatness of hers, I've spent the past year working my way through her entire… Continue reading A Definitive Ranking of Helen Oyeyemi Books

Books, Reviews

The Book of Disquiet

Usually I'm one of those people who can't not finish a book once it's been started. Even if I can't stand the book and think it's pretentious and awful, I have to get to the end or I feel like I didn't give it a fair shot. Recently, I started reading a book called The Book… Continue reading The Book of Disquiet