Quick Picks: Spring 2016

Posted July 25, 2016 in Books & Reading / 0 Comments
Quick Picks: Spring 2016

Here are five awesome books and comics I read during the Spring months. I honestly didn’t read much since I was getting married and moving into a new apartment. I did manage to get to a few great things though. A Silent Voice is one of the first manga series I’ve come across that includes a deaf character (the other I know of is Gangsta, which is a fantastic VIZ Signature publication for mature readers). It’s one of the reasons I decided to read it. The first volume depicts Shoya as a merciless bully. He’s difficult to like, but certainly a […]


Coming Soon! July 2016

Posted July 11, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
Coming Soon! July 2016

Coming Soon is a (sort of) monthly feature in which I highlight my five most-anticipated book releases of the month.  Just like everyone else on the planet, I’m anticipating the new Harry Potter book. To be perfectly honest, I have mixed feelings about this. It’s a play so it’s not going to read like the books at all. Still, it’s Harry Potter. I’m just going to keep my expectations down so that I don’t get disappointed. The story itself sounds really interesting to me, though. We shall see! Admittedly, I didn’t finish Beth Revis’s Across the Universe series (though I’m […]


Quick Picks: GLBT Book Month!

Posted June 28, 2016 in Books & Reading / 0 Comments
Quick Picks: GLBT Book Month!

It’s GLBT Book Month! I’ve almost dropped the ball due to a pretty busy June, but I thought I should post some quick picks for anyone looking for GLBT books to celebrate by reading. After all, you should be reading books with queer characters all year, not just in June! These are some great books I’ve read and recommend that are about GLBT characters and some that are written by GLBT authors. Enjoy and Happy Pride! This is one of the most important books of the year. It’s the first YA book I’m aware of with a transgender main character […]


Thoughts on the Censorship of This One Summer

Thoughts on the Censorship of This One Summer

Last week when I caught up on the School Library Journal blog and saw that This One Summer had been removed from the shelves of Henning Public School’s library, then it had been reinstated after a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship. Don’t get too excited; there’s a condition. Students in grades 10-12 who have written permission from their parents are the only students who have access to the book. I imagine this is compromise many schools make when faced with a book challenge in the library. It’s not a real compromise, though. It’s censorship masquerading as a solution. […]


On My TBR: June Releases and New Additions

Posted June 1, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
On My TBR: June Releases and New Additions

On My TBR is an occasional feature in which I share some books I recently added to my To Be Read list, particularly when I’ve added some books I’m really excited about.  Here’s a combination of June releases and some additions to my TBR that I’m excited about. There’s a clear theme in my interested right now. I’m not necessarily planning to get to all of these soon, but I’m already working on a couple of them and I am pretty interested in these so I might grab them as I go since I’m just reading whatever I want this summer. I’m […]