The title of this post comes from a comment by TikTok user @dramaticsonglyrics on one of my recent videos. I had never heard this phrase before, but thought for sure it must be from a famous quote. But strategic googling shows that, no, in fact, it is not very common. The phrase "delicate feminism" got … Continue reading The Delicate* Feminism of Jane Austen
I suppose I think I can just waltz in here like I own the place and just pretend I haven't been away for... *checks notes* ...eight months? Wow. Ok. But for real, here's a list of things I've been doing: 1. Grad School So, yes, I started grad school back in February, which if you're … Continue reading Where Have I Been???
This post is part of the Wench blog tour with TBR and Beyond Tours. Be sure to check out the other stops here! And thanks to TBR, NetGalley, and Abrams Books for providing me with an ARC! When I first read the description of Wench, Maxine Kaplan's new YA fantasy novel, my immediate thought was, … Continue reading Fan-Casting WENCH by Maxine Kaplan
Is this post title a little clickbaity? Maaaaaybeeee... Because while I'm not setting a goal for how many books I want to read in 2021, and I'm not going to be a stickler about tracking my reading or making monthly TBRs or anything, I do have some more general or thematic intentions for my reading … Continue reading Why I’m Not Setting Reading Goals in 2021
If I could only describe my reading taste in two terms, they would be "Jane Austen" and "fantasy." This is a totally hypothetical and unlikely scenario, but the point is that I love Jane Austen and I love fantasy fiction, almost (well, not really, I'd say about half-way) to the exclusion of any other reading … Continue reading Jane Austen, Mother of Dragons: A Lady’s Influence in Modern Speculative Fiction
This post is part of a blog tour for St. Martin's Press, who provided me with an advance copy of Tsarina for review. More information on the book and the blog tour can be found at the bottom of this post. My experience with fiction that takes place in Russia basically extends to Katherine Arden's … Continue reading Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten
December is fast approaching, and with it my Austen-tatious Readathon! A few of the prompts are actually things to watch rather than read, and one of them is an Austen adaptation starring BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) actors. If you are planning to participate, I've collected a few of my favorites here! Pride … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color
Thanks to Penguin Teen for providing me with an advance reader's copy of Rebel Sisters, which I review in this post. As a somewhat new reader of Afrofuturism, I'm always excited to discover new-to-me authors and approaches to the genre. I guess my introduction to Afrofuturism was technically Nancy Farmer's middle grade novel The Ear, … Continue reading Want to Try Afrofuturism? Start With the “War Girls” Series
This is my first time creating a readathon and I'm so excited! December is Jane Austen’s birth month, so it’s the perfect time for some Austen celebration! Join me in reading and watching all things Jane Austen while also diversifying our bookshelves and media! Whether you're a seasoned Austen aficionado, or you've never read her … Continue reading Announcing A Very Austen-tatious Readathon!
With just a week until voting ends in the U.S. General Election, we may be looking for things to take our minds off the news, or, if you're like me, ways to fully immerse ourselves in the historical context of this one particular event. Find out how to register to vote here! Find your nearest … Continue reading Books to Get Us Through the 2020 Election