This Post is Just a Bunch of Announcements

This is my reading nook. Isn't it cute? This week I am taking a little break from podcasting so I don’t have a new episode for you, but I did want to let you know about a couple of fun things happening in the Rhonda With A Book Cinematic Universe. First off, I am really … Continue reading This Post is Just a Bunch of Announcements

Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

This episode is available on Spotify, Apple, and anywhere you find bookish podcasts. My conversation with Claire last week about Midnight Sun and Twilight reminded me of some previous thoughts I’ve had on the series. In October of 2015 when Life and Death, the gender-swapped reimagining of Twilight, was released, I reposted two essays I’d … Continue reading Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

Social Justice in Science Fiction: Podcast Episode

Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you find bookish podcasts. This week's podcast episode is a reading of this post from all the way back in January of 2019. I thought it seemed relevant now in this moment of increasing awareness and action surrounding the civil rights and social justice movements. And … Continue reading Social Justice in Science Fiction: Podcast Episode

The “Thinking Woman’s Guide” Sequel Has a Title!

I'm pretty sure I've at least mentioned before how Emily Croy Barker's The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (click the cover to buy through IndieBound) is one of my favorite books of the last several years, maybe of ever. The story has been described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" (even though lots of grown-ups read Harry … Continue reading The “Thinking Woman’s Guide” Sequel Has a Title!

So You Don’t Want to Support Amazon Anymore

We all know Amazon is The. Worst. There are reports and lots of articles detailing how the multi-billion dollar corporation has put small, independent retailers out of business, as well as the terrible ethics with which they treat their employees, both warehouse workers and delivery drivers. (Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is a billionaire a hundred times … Continue reading So You Don’t Want to Support Amazon Anymore