With this pandemic lockdown in full swing, most if not all of the public libraries in my area are closed. In their absence, I've started enjoying the offerings of several Little Free Libraries that popped up around my neighborhood in the last few years: cute, birdhouse-like boxes, often decorated with hand-painted designs and inviting colors, … Continue reading Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon
The book reviews that make it to this blog post are the ones I enjoyed enough to share, and books that, for the most part, I think I'd share with the blog's primary intended audience - young readers. My Contact Me page has everything I'd like prospective inquirers to know before asking me to consider … Continue reading How can I be clearer?
I was offered an Author Review Copy of Subway | Palliatopia in exchange for an honest review. All opinions listed below are my own. Title: Subway | Palliatopia (Subway #1) Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller Length: 265 pages Blurb: EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE. In a world that’s self-obsessed, every moment is shared, and every move is … Continue reading Review: Subway | Palliatopia by S.W. Lothian
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?
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]
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]
My lovely friend "Mage" made a phenomenal proposal for a new literary genre: There should be a friendship genre, if there isn’t one already! It would be a lot like the romance genre, but the focus will be more on the platonic bonds between the characters. Instead of struggling to get together with the person … Continue reading The Friendship Genre (!!!!)
I happened upon this tag in the YouTube bookish community. It apparently originated in a video by a YouTuber called littlespider9. I'm a blogger, so I thought I'd bring the tag to this medium! 1) A really hyped book you're not interested in reading? Twilight. I did a little research on the series, as … Continue reading Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read Tag
I might as well come out and say it. I’m prudish and very proud of it. I don’t like exposing myself to materials containing inappropriate content. I don’t listen to most modern music, I don’t watch movies rated PG-13 or more unless there’s a good reason, and I especially, especially, especially do not read books … Continue reading On being an older prude
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