June Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap Total number of books read this month: 10 ARCs: 2. Illegal and Kill the Farm Boy.  I recommend both! Illegal is a graphic novel about immigrant siblings from Ghana. Kill the Farm Boy  is a zany adult fantasy which upends practically every fantasy trope in the book. Very enjoyable! Number of people I purchased The Belles for this month: 2.Continue reading “June Wrap-Up”

Audio-Crushes

I’ve been averaging 4-5 hours of broken sleep a night for the past two weeks. I don’t know if the baby is going through a growth spurt or if I can just diagnose it as “baby wierdness” (a real and all-too-prevalent condition). No matter the reason, I have to be up with him when he’sContinue reading “Audio-Crushes”

Book Review: Illegal

The Review: Illegal is a graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, with a primary audience of children (probably ages ten and up), and this is the kind of book that every child should have access to. Colfer and Donkin trace the fictional path of Ebo, a young Ghanian boy, as he makes his wayContinue reading “Book Review: Illegal”

May Wrap-Up

  Reading Wrap-Up Percentage jealous of everyone at Book Expo right now: 1000% Books finished this month: 8 ARCs finished: 2, and one in progress. Mysteries read: 4! The ARCs were both recommended mysteries. First, Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett, which was a fun second-in-the-series to the has-been actress turned amateur PI theme Garrett has going. Very voicey,Continue reading “May Wrap-Up”

April Wrap-Up (With Baby Pics)

Reading and Writing Wrap Up Books read this month: Mouse and the Motorcycle series with the kiddos) Best reasons to stay inside and read this month: TERRIBLE WEATHER! I don’t know where all of you are located, but we had snow all the way until the third week of April this month! Best of the month: TheContinue reading “April Wrap-Up (With Baby Pics)”

March Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up Total books read this month: 14 ARCs read this month: 3 (including this one) Nonfiction: Educated by Tara Westover and The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (loved them both) Best of the Month: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan and Educated by Tara Westover. Both were about complex families. Beautiful writing for both. Side note: Saw Ready Player One yesterdayContinue reading “March Wrap-Up”

Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage

The Review: This novel is the heartwarming story of a mother-daughter bond unlike any other… Just kidding. I originally requested this book because of the blurb in the PW announcement which compared it to THE BAD SEED: While I’m a bit of wimp when it comes to horror and thriller as a genre, “bad children”Continue reading “Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage”

January Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total books Read: 15 (!) Total books read for comfort and self-care because 2018 is feeling shockingly like 2017: 13 (the others were ARCs for review… and very good) Weirdest of the Month: The House at Mount Char  and Annihilation  were both head-scratchers for me. I loved the latter’s views of marriage more than theContinue reading “January Wrap-Up”

Review: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Review: Part memoir and part handbook, Ijeoma Oluo’s new book is not just about talking: it’s about action. Oluo addresses two distinct audiences: people of color and white people who hope to engage in dialogue about race. She makes it clear early on that her book is not some magic cure for white supremacy,Continue reading “Review: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo”