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
My dear reader, long time, no see! There are a lot of things that prevented me from showing up to this space like I intended this month (and last month...) but this month, I can happily say that I was very, very busy reading. June was a record breaking month for me. I read 11 … Continue reading Sub-Saharan Africa: Wrap-up!
Dear reader, it seems strange to write this today, with the world as it is. Reeling in the wake of another full month of social distancing and death from the coronavirus, we also this week were faced with another senseless death of an innocent Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police. This … Continue reading South America: Wrap-up!
For some writers, their stories are about helping the reader escape into a different world. Sometimes, they want to draw light to some social or political topic in the real world by illuminating it in the brilliance and strangeness of fantasy, and sometimes they just want to tell a story about a ghost. Some writers … Continue reading The House of the Spirits: Review
Welcome back to another episode of Get to Know Me, a series no one asked for but I provide with selfish glee each Tuesday. Come on in, dear reader, and let's talk books. Q: What was the last book you re-read? A: I'm currently re-reading the Hunger Games series! I finished the first book at … Continue reading A Case of the Re-Reads: Get to Know Me Series