December Hiatus

My little one was born December 1st! We’re so excited about this addition to our family. Because of this, there will be no posts for December, but never fear — I’m still reading! Though how I read has changed. I plan to return to blogging in January. Meanwhile, here’s a picture of my little one, … Read moreDecember Hiatus

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

Reading Railroad: February’s Reading

Shelves of fairy tale books.

This may be my slowest reading month ever. Due to my hospital visit in January, I became super behind on work, so I didn’t read as much as I normally do. I did finish 5 books in all; surprisingly, not a single novel. Fairytale Collections One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling by Hanan Al-Shaykh. Published in 2013. In … Read moreReading Railroad: February’s Reading

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

Suffrage History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Strike and Fire

For my current writing in progress, I’m researching the women’s suffrage movement, a movement I knew little about despite having taken at least half a dozen U.S. history classes. (Why is discussion of this movement left out of classrooms?) In my research, I came across the triangle shirtwaist strike and fire. I’d heard of it before, … Read moreSuffrage History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Strike and Fire

Reading Railroad: January’s Reading

At the beginning of the year, I decided I would cut down on my reading so I could write more. And then I read 10 books in January — oops! Oh well. Professional writers are always saying writers needs to read a lot. 🙂 Novels Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. Published in 2012. Adult … Read moreReading Railroad: January’s Reading

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

Book Review of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Title and Author: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Publication Date: January 10th, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction, Fairytale Inspired How I got it: Thanks to Netgalley and Random House/Del Rey for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Review: The Bear and the Nightingale begins with a fairy tale, told on a … Read moreBook Review of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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

Favorite Short Stories of 2016

This almost seems impossible, but I read around 150 short stories in 2016. It’s my first year keeping track, and I was really surprised by how many I read! I read short stories in a variety of formats: in collections by individual authors; in edited collections with multiple authors; I have a subscription to Uncanny … Read moreFavorite Short Stories of 2016

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