• Fireside Chats: How to Read Nonfiction

    April 19, 2021 by

    As a history major, one of my required courses was historiography, or the study of historical writing. I didn’t retain very much from the course, mainly because it was taught through the lens of colonial American history, which at the time did not interest me in the slightest (and still doesn’t, unless it’s filtered through… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021

    March 31, 2021 by

    A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson (★★★★★) Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (★★☆☆☆) Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft (★★★★☆) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (★★★★★) A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed (★★★★☆) The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (★★★☆☆) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (★★★☆☆) The Project by Courtney Summers (★★★★★) Fireheart… Read more

  • Book Review: A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed

    March 18, 2021 by

    A Border Passage: From Cairo to America — A Woman’s JourneyLeila Ahmed Penguin, 1999★★★★☆ “It was as if there were to life itself a quality of music in that time, the era of my childhood, and in that place, the remote edge of Cairo. There the city petered out into a scattering of villas leading… Read more

  • Woman Crush Wednesday: Bela Talbot (Supernatural)

    March 10, 2021 by

    Before we all collectively forget Supernatural and eradicate it from our cultural consciousness I’d like to take a moment to appreciate my favorite female character from the show: Bela Talbot. Sadly, she was only around for a brief period of time in the third season, but boy, did she make an impression! Bela Talbot was… Read more

  • Wrap-Up: February 2021

    March 1, 2021 by

    When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole (★★★★☆) Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (★★★★★) The Unbroken by C.L. Clark (★★★★☆) A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (★★★★★) Passing by Nella Larsen (★★★★☆) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (★★★★★) Lakewood by Megan Giddings (★★☆☆☆) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (★★★★★)… Read more

  • Wrap-Up: January 2021

    February 1, 2021 by

    The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall (★★★★☆) Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting From the Arab World by Zahra Hankir (Editor) (★★★★★) White Ivy by Susie Yang (★★★☆☆) How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price (★★★★☆) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (★★★☆☆) The Once and Future Witches… Read more

  • 10 Books for a Black History Month TBR

    January 18, 2021 by

    I’ve been doing this themed TBR for the past couple of years, where I try to read only or mostly black authors in the month of February, and I guess it’s becoming an annual tradition! These books are all on my TBR anyway — some of them have been on there for a very long… Read more

  • 10 Fantasy Series to Read in 2021

    January 11, 2021 by

    I’ve made this post for 2019 and 2020 and I’ve actually made some progress, though it is…slow going (series are LONG okay). Because of that, there’s going to be a lot of repeats here, but some new series I’d like to begin or finish up as well. I’m also no longer being a stickler about… Read more

  • 2020 Scrapbook

    January 9, 2021 by

    This post is coming a lot later than usual because I almost didn’t do it, because I got lazy, but then I remembered how much I love coming back and looking at an overall wrap-up of the new media I discovered and loved in the year. So, as usual, this is a compilation of media… Read more

  • Favorite Speculative Books of 2020

    January 3, 2021 by

    Okay, so it’s time for my final favorite books post for 2020, my favorite speculative/fantasy reads! I read more fantasy than anything else, so there was a lot to choose from, and I finished a bunch of series this year, so that made this even more difficult. This is my favorite post of the three… Read more

  • Favorite Non-Speculative Books of 2020

    January 1, 2021 by

    I’m cheating a bit with my favorites list this year; I read so many books (124 in total) that there’s no way I can choose only ten, so I’ve separated things out. This is going to be my list of favorite non-fantasy (or, more broadly, non-speculative) reads.

  • Wrap Up: December 2020

    December 31, 2020 by

    Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (★★★★★) One by One by Ruth Ware (★★★☆☆) The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★★) The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★★) The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★☆) Magic in Islam by Michael Muhammad Knight (★★★☆☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 6YEARLY SO FAR: 124 I finished The Daevabad… Read more

  • Favorite Non-Fiction Books of 2020

    December 30, 2020 by

    I read a lot of non-fiction this year, huzzah! Not very many five-stars, but a lot of of them were solid enough that I want to highlight them. Here’s to reading just as much non-fiction in 2021!

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