Book Reviews

10 Things I Want to See More of in YA

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. There’s a lot that I’d like to see more of in books. Big things (more diversity! More addressing social issues!). Smol things (more Harry Potter references! Fewer dead pets!). I’m happy to say that a lot of the things that I want seem […]

On My Shelf: Withering Tights

I love Louise Rennison’s books, and Withering Tights is one of my favorites. Rennison writes the most ridiculous and fuss-free novels I’ve ever read, making them ideal warm-weather reads. As it’s now May and my thoughts are turning towards summer, I thought that it was high time I re-read Withering Tights. What Withering Tights is about: Tallullah Casey, […]

10 Things I Hate in Books

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. At the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, I love to read. However, reading all the time brings the risk of accidentally reading something that you hate. And then you become very, very salty. Like me. I’m basically Lot’s wife. But I […]

On My Shelf: This Dark Endeavor

Kenneth Oppel's This Dark Endeavour is a crazy-good Frankenstein origin story. It's dark, it's grim, and it gets real creepy real fast.

I love me a good prequel. They’re basically fanfictions of great literature, and we all know how I feel about fanfiction. So Kenneth Oppel‘s This Dark Endeavor, aka the story of teenage Victor Frankenstein beginning to exhibit an alarming affinity for creepy, risky science, was right up my alley. It’s got prissy, old-timey prose, secret passages, […]

10 Things That Will Make Me Want to Read a Book

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. There’s a lot that will make me want to read a book. By some miracle, I’ve whittled the list down to ten things. In principle, I believe that you should read a wide variety of genres so that you can get the greatest […]