Yesterday morning, my sister said five times in the span of an hour, "it's November," with surprise and awe. My brother said, "it feels like it was March and then October, and next month it will feel like March and then November, and I'll completely forget October." Isn't that exactly how time works now? March … Continue reading Southeast Asia: Wrap-up!
Stephen King and I have a lot in common. We share the same birthday, we both love monsters and things that go bump in the night, and we both are wildly successful and exciting authors (well, I'm manifesting that last one still). Because of these similarities, he's always danced around the edge of my TBRs, … Continue reading 5 Books to Read Instead of Stephen King
As I bounded through The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, I found myself torn. As much as I enjoyed the story, as much as I related to the characters and realized the trials of women aren't so different across the globe, I couldn't help but feel that my reflection in the glass was somewhat … Continue reading On Translations
I think I've started almost every monthly wrap up post with "Can you believe it's already ___?!" but doing a once a month blog post like this has been keeping me more aware of passing time than I think I ever have been. Of course, the state of the world has been confusing the timeline … Continue reading The Middle East: Wrap-up!
As my sister drove us by the movie theater the other day, I remembered suddenly that I hadn’t seen a movie in theaters in eight months. The last one I saw was Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, for the second time in January. It was a weird thought. I love movies. I have deeply fond memories … Continue reading From Page to Screen: My Most Anticipated Upcoming Book Adaptations
This has been such a weird year, that nothing should surprise us anymore. Our heroes are dying, protests are inflamed all over the nation over police brutality, millions are infected with a serious and highly infectious disease, the election race is full of lies and pandering and corruption, and most of us have spent three … Continue reading What Would Harry Do?
This month was one of the most enjoyable reading adventures of this year. With all the horrible news and fear-mongering and violence in the world today, it can be hard to find spots of brightness and optimism, but my reading this month managed to inspire me and make the gaps between me and others seem … Continue reading Europe: Wrap-up!
Apologies for the delay, dear reader! Life did what it does best -- got in the way. But here I am for yet another wrap-up of the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge! Every month and region has presented its own set of difficulties as we've progressed through the year, but North Africa introduced me to … Continue reading North Africa: Wrap-up!
Dear reader, can you believe that it will be August in less than two weeks? This strange, strange year has really flown by -- those early months of lockdown trickled right away and summer is at its height. To celebrate the downhill direction this year is (finally) taking, I’m wrapping up my top reads this … Continue reading Best Fiction Books of 2020 (So Far!): Part 1
We are officially a little over half-way through this year... and what a year it's been! I'm not sure about you but I can't wait for it to be over and take all the crazy it's been stirring away with it. There is one thing keeping me excited about the remainder of this year and … Continue reading Own Voices Global Reading Challenge: Mid-Point