Who Needs Diverse Books … More?

A while ago, my friend of mine shared an interesting Tweet about how ARCs (advanced review copies) of an up-and-coming book about marginalized people seem to be going to readers who openly admit they don't care about the subject, rather than real-life marginalized people who could relate to the subject matter and characters who represent … Continue reading Who Needs Diverse Books … More?

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Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson [Gold Seer Trilogy #2]

Like a River Glorious is the sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson.  In my review for the first book, I was raving about just how well Carson's writing holds my attention.  While I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the last one, Like a River … Continue reading Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson [Gold Seer Trilogy #2]

Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry [MINIMAL SPOILERS]

Gathering Blue is one of four sci-fi / utopian stories by Lois Lowry, known informally as The Giver Quartet.  The Giver, I'd say, is the most well-known of these books, and for me, it was a mixture of disturbing, fascinating, and thought-provoking content.  The way it handled human emotions, even the beginnings of puberty, was … Continue reading Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry [MINIMAL SPOILERS]

FINALLY DONE: Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part Four

I spent a good portion of Saturday finishing up the book, and I'm glad I did.  It seemed like there was more to read because the book is appended with many endnotes and scholarly articles (which were quite interesting). In brief, Jane's blissful wedding plans are shattered when an attorney representing Rochester's friend, Mr. Mason … Continue reading FINALLY DONE: Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part Four