Good Riddance To Fe-Bleh-Ary!

I don’t often do wrap-ups, but surviving February has always been an accomplishment for me. It’s when my SAD is the worst, a combination of disappointment that things haven’t gotten better, and previous february trauma.   I’ve read 13 books thus far this year, 6 in January and 7 in February. My favourite books were alsoContinue reading “Good Riddance To Fe-Bleh-Ary!”

T10T: Places In Books That I’d Like to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit The Shire. It may not have  a lot of adventure, but’d be a good place to rest, take strolls, andContinue reading “T10T: Places In Books That I’d Like to Visit”

We Regret To Inform You: College Reject Does Unrealistic Things Out Of Denial

 We Regret To Inform You, Ariel Kaplan 352 pages, 4/12   Mischa, the protagonist, didn’t get into any colleges, not even Paul Revere, the safest of safety schools, despite getting good grades and extracurriculars. This is the first unrealistic thing in a book where the writing is smooth, but riddled with tropes and conveniences.    Student/Teacher relationship: ThisContinue reading “We Regret To Inform You: College Reject Does Unrealistic Things Out Of Denial”

Book VS Movie: The Hate U Give

 I didn’t particularly want to read/watch this. It’s hard enough hearing about real people on the news, both the black men getting shot by cops and the schoolchildren getting shot by their peers.   But the pressure. THUG is everywhere.   After 18 people borrowed it before me, I got ahold of the book. OhContinue reading “Book VS Movie: The Hate U Give”

Weekend Read: Darius The Great Is Not Ok & THUG

The Challenge  I decided that 2019 would be the Year Of The TBR. My Goodreads TBR is currently 320 and my read is 163. By the end of the year, I want my read pile to be bigger or equivalent to my TBR. Having done the maths *gasp* that means I’d read 157 books. UnlessContinue reading “Weekend Read: Darius The Great Is Not Ok & THUG”