What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Four

Hi Everyone! It’s been awhile since the last chapter, but I have a whole new slate of book to show you that I’ve been reading for about a month now! There’s no time to lose! Let’s begin! No-Mod: Book 1 of the Mute-Cat Chronicles by Derek Porterfield is about a human and the techno-religious cityContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Four”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty

Hi Everybody, I hope all of you are having a great spring so far. I have, despite my pleas for warmer weather. I’ve also been going through books like they were slices of pizza recently. As of late, I’m still working on Once Upon a Winter: A Folk and Fairy Tale Anthology and American ShaolinContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty”

Eleanor & Park Book Review

Lately, I’ve been thinking about novels that have been considered problematic within the last few years. Some have been labeled that way for decades. But, does that mean readers are not allowed to read them anymore? I don’t think so. To understand why a book is deemed an issue, one must know the context –Continue reading “Eleanor & Park Book Review”

On the Come Up Book Review

Since The Hate U Give was published in 2017, it has received so much praise that I’m convinced that it’s already a modern classic and that it will wind up being required reading for some high schools in the future. As such, I would imagine its author Angie Thomas thinking long and hard about herContinue reading “On the Come Up Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Twenty-One

Hi Everybody! It’s been awhile since the last chapter, but I hope everyone is having a great October! For me, it’s been good, but a little stressful due to wedding planning. I’m tying the knot in less than 3 weeks. Luckily, I’ve been reading Dalva by Jim Harrison, The Marxist Revolution: How Chico, Harpo, Groucho,Continue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Twenty-One”

The Lesser Blessed Book Review

Warning: Some elements of this review may not be suitable for those under the age of 14. When readers think of the classics, what do they often think about? The Catcher in the Rye? Pride and Prejudice? The Great Gatsby? In other words, works by white and mostly male authors who are dead. Luckily, CanadaContinue reading “The Lesser Blessed Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Nineteen

Hi Everybody!!! I’m still reading the titles from the last chapter , but I’m really excited to show the new batch of books that I’ve been reading lately, so let’s go! On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is about 16-year-old Bri, who wants to become one of the greatest rappers of all time, orContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Nineteen”

Hearts Unbroken Book Review

As a librarian, I come across books that have never been checked out all the time. Recently, I decided to check out a YA book called Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith. At that time, it hadn’t been checked out at all, and had been out on the shelves for nearly two years. There isContinue reading “Hearts Unbroken Book Review”

Rain is Not My Indian Name Book Review

When researching for book reviews, I go to sources like Goodreads and see what other readers have said about the book in question. Sometimes, they’ll praise novels that I didn’t find all that interesting. It’s not that it was bad; it’s just that I didn’t really connect with it as much as I would’ve hoped.Continue reading “Rain is Not My Indian Name Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Ten

Hello Everybody! I’ve finished the two books from the last chapter, so it’s fitting to read two more. They’re pretty eclectic. One of them is… The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp is a coming of age story of what it is to be a young Native man growing up in Canada. Larry Sole isContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Ten”