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
Welcome, dear reader, to my newest series! SHE WROTE is a series about women writers that have influenced me with their lives and works. Each week, I'll profile a female author and share my personal experience with them, my favorite of their works, some links for further reading about them, and a checklist so you … Continue reading She Wrote: Mary Shelley
I hope everyone had an informative and reflective Black History Month! This month for the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge we read for Black America (#ownvoices selections from Black American authors). Here's what I read, listened to, and who I followed this month! What I Read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: … Continue reading Black America: Wrap-up!
I've already spoken about my love of classics here, but I want to expand what I mean when I say "classics." As I'm working through the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge, I'm finding my idea of what a classic is changing each month. Each month, a new book gets added into the canon for me. … Continue reading We Need Diverse Classics
A quick poll of my Facebook friends reported that we f*cking hate classics. Of course, this, as most things, is on a scale, with 1 being mildly dislike to 10 being “I ritualistically burned my books and cast curses over Hemingway’s grave when I left Lit 101.” We all can find ourselves somewhere on this … Continue reading It Is a Truth Universally Acknowledged that Classics Suck: Or Why We Give up before We Even Start