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Black History Month TBR

Just like last year, I hadn’t planned on doing a themed TBR for the month, which is why I’m still working to finish three whole other books, but seeing everyone else talk about their themed TBRs has made me kind of want to jump in! A lot of the books people are reading and talking about are books that have been on my TBR for a while, so I may as well read them in February! Continue reading “Black History Month TBR”

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Book Review: Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore

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Moira J. Moore

Ace, 2006
★★★★★

Oh my God, this book is so good. This is what Gideon the Ninth wanted to be, a fantasy with comedic elements, modern sensibilities, and an irreverent, casual tone. Only Resenting the Hero is compulsively readable and engaging.

The heart of the novel is the relationship between the two main characters, Dunleavy and Taro, and it works because they are so different, and so flawed. Dunleavy, in particular, is a hard person to like. She’s the narrator, and the story is told in first-person, so we’re constantly privy to her judgemental thoughts, and oh boy, is she judgemental! She’s also inexperienced, naive, a little full of herself, cold, overly logical, and has little to not emotional intelligence. In other words, she’s an extremely unlikable heroine, so naturally I liked her a lot. Her gradual thawing towards Taro is wonderful to watch, especially considering he is not what I had expected at all! Continue reading “Book Review: Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore”

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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2020

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (★★☆☆☆)
  • Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kroger & Melanie R. Anderson (★★★★★)
  • I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum (★★★★☆)
  • Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier (★★★☆☆)
  • Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (★★★★★)
  • Good Talk by Mira Jacob (★★★★★)
  • Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (★★★☆☆)
  • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (★☆☆☆☆)
  • Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford (★★★☆☆)
  • I Was their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib (★★★★★)
  • Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings (★★★★☆)
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carrol (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 12
YEARLY SO FAR: 12

As you can see, the reading year is off to a rather auspicious beginning! Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2020”