Book Review: We Were Restless Things

Received this e-book free from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review! All opinions expressed herein are my own unbiased impressions.

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Book Reviews: Elatsoe

I received this e-book free from Edelweiss and Levine Querido in exchange for an honest review! All opinions expressed herein are my own unbiased impressions.

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Book Review: Lobizona

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Hope everyone is doing well! My Wifi has been down two for two days, so I’ve taken self-isolation to a whole new level! Thankfully, I’ve gotten a lot of reading and writing done in the meantime and the Wifi works again as of this afternoon.

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Favorite Reads of 2019

It’s that time of year again! Time to post my favorite reads from last year. 2019 wasn’t the best reading year for me – I fell ten books short of my Goodreads reading challenge of eighty books. But I also read a lot of great books! Here are my five-star reads from 2019!

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Comics for People Who Don’t Like Comics

It’s almost impossible to walk into a movie theatre nowadays and not see a Super Hero movie emblazoned on the marquee.  The market is completely oversaturated with the latest Marvel and DC movies and doesn’t show any sign of stopping.  There were a select few that appealed to me – Wonderwoman and Black Panther, for instance.  But for the most part, it was hard to see myself reflected in the superhero universe.

The Superhero formula seems to be teams of 4 to 5 cis, white men and a single female (who invariably has a sexy, impractical costume unlike her male counterparts).  But there’s still hope for you if these comics (and their movie counterparts) don’t appeal.

Here are some of my favorite – female-led, diverse, LGBTQIA, and body-positive – comics and graphic novels.

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Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks!

June is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean your LGBTQIA reading list has to end.  Here are some of my favorite LGBTQIA books to keep your pride going all year long.

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Favorite Reads of 2018

If you’re stuck in a dreaded reading slump or haven’t picked up a book since Catcher in the Rye in High School English but don’t know where to start, here’s a list that might help.  I read a lot of books in 2018 – some great, some not so great.  But the following books were standouts to me.  I mostly read Young Adult and Fantasy Fiction, but there are some variations, such as Historical Fiction and Mystery.  If you’re interested in seeing all the books I’ve read in 2018, check out my Goodreads.

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Ezekiel: A novel by John Fanning

Ezekiel Yusuf Moran is 99 years old. He has been many things in his near-century of life – a son, a farmer, a friend, a lover, a doctor, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a homeopath, a soldier and a French Résistance fighter. But most of all, Ezekiel has been a seeker. He seeks truth and the opportunity to speak his truth. He seeks communion – with his soul and spirit, with the natural world around him, with his friends and family. He seeks knowledge – from books, from people, from the world and from his own self.

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