Books, Reviews

Zahrah the Windseeker

It's been a hot second since I've read a YA book (the last one was Piratica in April, and it was both terrible & not worth discussion). I like to use them as palate cleansers between more hefty books, not because I think YA is frivolous, but because the writing itself tends to be less dense and… Continue reading Zahrah the Windseeker

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Books, Reviews, Writing

The Canongate Myths series

~~Blog Pact default! Thanks to Anne, Mike, & Brendan, we all get to write punishment posts this week, which means BONUS FRIDAY POST. Thanks, guys! Go team!~~ I recommend a lot of books on this blog, but I don't recommend a lot of series. This is because I don't typically read books that come in… Continue reading The Canongate Myths series

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

As you may recall, I have made a resolution to read more books by ladies and people of color this year. While I was waiting for my shipment of lady books to come in from Powell's, I dug through my to-read shelf to see if there were any acceptable options hiding in among all the… Continue reading Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Books, Reviews

Love (?) in the Time of Cholera

Hello, hello! I am apparently on a talking-about-books kick these days, because once again I've finished reading something and am absolutely dying to talk about it. This time the book is Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which I started reading while on vacation in Hawaii, because "breezy beach reads" aren't actually a… Continue reading Love (?) in the Time of Cholera

Books, Gender, Life Update

Reading Challenges in 2014

Welcome to 2014! The thing about Drunk Movie Mondays is that they prevent me from posting about anything other than movies to watch while wasted at the beginning of the month/year. I maybe did not think that through as much as I should have, but we're stuck with it now, so we're just going to… Continue reading Reading Challenges in 2014

Advice, Books, English major, Rant, Reviews

Liking Things That Aren’t Excellent

I've just finished reading Haunted by Chuck Palaniuk. It is the second novel of his that I've read (the first being Fight Club, which I have complained about before), and definitely my favorite of the two, as it has lead me to the conclusion that I quite like Chuck Palaniuk as a writer. His work isn't… Continue reading Liking Things That Aren’t Excellent