Reading Railroad: October’s Reading

Stack of Catherynne M. Valente Books

I’m late posting this because I’ve had a lot of grading to do! (SO MUCH. HELP ME.) I still have a lot of grading, but that’s probably going to be my entire November and at some point I need to stop and talk about books! Because books are more awesome than grading. Always. Despite the … Read moreReading Railroad: October’s Reading

Reading Railroad: August’s Reading

A Bookshelf of Writing Books

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much lately. With 3 jobs, a baby on the way, and wanting to finish up my novel by the end of the year, I’ve had to cut down on my blogging. But I do hope to blog more in the future, and I’ll keep posting … Read moreReading Railroad: August’s Reading

Reading Railroad: July’s Reading

Book cover of Women Who Read are Dangerous

I read 8 books in July, and so many were good!  5/8 are 2017 releases. One book made it to my favorites’ list. And dystopias are definitely in right now; 3 out of 5 of the novels were dystopian, and 2 of those came out this year. But I like a good dystopia. Novels When … Read moreReading Railroad: July’s Reading

Reading Railroad: June’s Reading

Shelves of fairy tale books.

I only read 5 books in June, wah wah wah. I read 11 in May, so maybe it evens out? I’ll have to do better in July. Novels Mama Day by Gloria Naylor. Published 1989. A really mixed read for me. On the one hand, Naylor writes a wonderful, hilarious character in Mama Day, a … Read moreReading Railroad: June’s Reading

Reading Railroad: May’s Reading

Collection of books read in May 2017

I read 11 books in May! That’s a ton for me. And 5 of them were released in 2017. Novels Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Published March 7th 2017.  Wow. This is such an amazing book. It will probably end up on my end of the year favorites. In an undisclosed war torn country (I … Read moreReading Railroad: May’s Reading

Shorts on a Theme: The End of the World

I’m not sure why I enjoy reading end of the world scenarios so much, but they’re one of my favorite sub-genres. I mean, I just took an hour walk outside admiring the springtime green, my neighborhood’s lovely flowers, the birds singing, and what do I do when I get home? Decide to write a post recommending … Read moreShorts on a Theme: The End of the World

Book Review of The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

Title and Author: The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin Publication Date: March 14th, 2017 Genre: Short Stories across the spectrum of genres How I got it: Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Review: “When Allah created … Read moreBook Review of The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

Book Review of The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

Title and Author:  The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis Publication Date: June 2016 Genre: Thriller, Post Apocalypse, Western How I got it: Bought it used at the bookstore I work at Review: “This is a world a’ hurt and shit and blood and bullets. This is a world where a strong arm is a’ more value than a … Read moreBook Review of The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

6 Feminist Reads for Trump’s Term

I took the image above in Nashville, TN during the Women’s March Saturday, January 21st. As always, when something bothers me, I read. And write. So here are 6 recommendations for feminist books to read during Trump’s term. Read, talk, argue, and be heard! 1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood A dystopian novel where … Read more6 Feminist Reads for Trump’s Term

Reading Railroad: December’s Reading

Here’s everything I read in December: 4 novels, 1 memoir, 1 short story collection, and 10 individual short stories. Novels The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish. Published in 1666. Feminist Utopian. This is considered the first science fiction novel written by a woman. As such, I expected it to be a little more exciting, but I … Read moreReading Railroad: December’s Reading

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