January 2018 — A Wrap Up

Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan This is the third and last book in the series, Dark Heavens. It has problems, I admit. All the books are in severe need of editing. For instance, the author describes the characters as stiffening at least hundred times. If they do replace the word, they go for rigid. That…

December 2017 — A Wrap-Up!

A fun book and a tribute to These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer. It was a fun read.   You can find my review here but here are some fun quotes from the books that I didn’t mention in it: Roman blinked again and smacked Aspid’s nose with his hand. “What did I say about…

November 2017 — A Wrap-Up!

I know, I know. It has been forever since I last posted. So, I combined my wrap-up post with an infographic to atone for my er blogging sins. For all that they are “novellas”, these books have way too much happening in them! I read and loved the first one (Read my ravings here). This…

October 2017 — A Belated Wrap-Up!

    Things are starting to get just a bit darker and the stakes higher when it comes to Ms. Marvel’s life! She has to think whether she should be blindly following orders, even if they do come from someone she has looked up to all her life: She has to concede that she can’t…

September 2017 — A Month with an Abysmal Reading Record

The previous month was all about graphic novels, comics, and anthologies. Here is what I read in September and what I thought about it:   Preacher, Vols. 4-9 It was irreverent as heck:   It was full of sexist characters who say things like: But oh, it was so good! I read this one as…

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd — A Story about Mothers, Sisters, and Slaves!

Fifteen years before Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which was wholly influenced by American Slavery As It Is, a pamphlet written by Sarah, Angelina, and Angelina’s husband, Theodore Weld, and published in 1839, the Grimké sisters were out crusading not only for the immediate emancipation of slaves, but for racial equality, an idea that was radical even…