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: September’s Reading

Image of an open book lying on a bed

I read a lot of excellent books in September! From fairy tales to dragons to apocalypse to feminism, I read a little bit of everything, and most of it was a blast. While still behind on my reading goal, I’m hopeful I can catch up by the end of the year. I read 7 books … Read moreReading Railroad: September’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

Reading Railroad: April’s Reading

Everything I read in April! 6 books total. Novels The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Published in 2012. A childless couple, Mable and Jack, move to Alaska after a terrible heartache, hoping to make a new life for themselves. On one wintry evening they build a snow child, and the next day a real child … Read moreReading Railroad: April’s Reading

Reading Railroad: March’s Reading

Everything I read in March! 7 books total. Novels Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson. Published in 2000. A Caribbean, carnival, multi-dimensional space travel science fiction novel that deals with abuse, rape, marginalization, colonization, and othering. Seem like a lot? It really is. A young Tan-Tan pretends she’s the Robber Queen — a carnival rogue — … Read moreReading Railroad: March’s Reading

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

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