Oh the irony that I got called out for “always liking the books I read” and then I read something awful. Thanks universe. Thanks a lot. (Thanks OBAMA) Without naming names, this book was pretty awful. It’s the first of a trilogy and as much as I hate leaving a plot unfinished, I don’t think I want… Continue reading Review: Bad Characters
Ok, so I missed the anniversary (by quite a bit actually) – but I’ve hit 3 years blogging! Wow. I was doing some admin clean-up and considering if I want to try a different skin (I feel like the “look” of my blog is… off/wrong/meh). I looked at my post history and found it had… Continue reading Memories: Three years
It’s holiday season, which is always a stressful time and made more stressful for people who are trying to lose weight. With Thanksgiving past, I am seeing the annual parade of posts about “hitting the gym” and “getting back on the horse.” This is hard for me. I am overweight. Technically, I am “obese” although… Continue reading Memories: Ideal Weight
I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about my form of critique. I had a friend who mentioned that I’m only blogging about books I enjoyed. Their actual comment was something along the lines of, “You like everything you read.” That isn’t true. I’m reading something right now I’m not enjoying very much.… Continue reading Review: Critiques & criticisms
I was looking through this article (here) about 100 books being (maybe) turned into movies. I found myself rolling my eyes at another remake of 1984. As much as I’m looking forward to (I hope!) a good movie version of A Wrinkle of Time, there are some titles I think are grossly missing from this list. #1:… Continue reading Musings: Books I want to see on screen
Today is Black Friday in the US. The ultimate holiday of capitalism. I will be spending my day hanging out with my family. We will play board games, cook delicious food, and probably get into a political argument. It’s like doing Thanksgiving 2 days in a row. So much better than going out and dealing… Continue reading Shopping!
This is Nnedi Okorafor’s young adult books. I can’t wait to start reading Binti next (I found it on Google Play sale and already have it downloaded… now I just need time). Akata Witch & Akata Warrior both follow Sunny as she learns her albino curse isn’t a curse but a sign that she is a witch. In the… Continue reading Review: Akata Witch/Warrior (Nnedi Okorafor)