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
Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere you find bookish podcasts! This week on the podcast I’m joined by Bre, also known as the Loc’d Booktician, for a reader chat. Bre is a Booktuber and Bookstagrammer who has created a spooky October reading challenge called Black-Oween-Athon. She gives a little insight … Continue reading Halloween, Thrillers, and Other Delights: Reader Chat with Bre, the Loc’d Booktician
Do you love a spooky October read, and also want to read more Black authors? Then you definitely need to participate in Black-Oween-Athon! Created by Black BookTuber Bre, also known as the Loc'd Booktician and my guest for this week's podcast episode (coming Thursday), this reading challenge is about reading books in "spooky" or fantastical … Continue reading What to Read for Black-Oween-Athon
So I’m back on the podcast, after a much-needed break, and I have some fun content planned for the rest of October. This week, I’m revisiting a piece I wrote back in June, and that was published by Book Riot during my brief stint as a contributor there. I started thinking about this piece because … Continue reading All About Adaptations: New Podcast Episode
I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my Twitter friend and fellow book blogger Leah over at Leah's Books! Leah always has the best book tags--I've done a few of them here. Go check out her blog! Thanks for the nomination, Leah! What Is The Sunshine Blogger Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award!