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My Favorite Books of 2020

            I didn’t read many books in 2020. Some of this may be because of post-MFA burnout, and some of it may be due to the mental fatigue of dealing with a pandemic. I started a lot of books—didn’t finish them. I read plenty of fan fiction; it is easier to delve into familiar worlds… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020

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Black Literature Matters

A great piece of advice I learned early in my college career was that “every –ism is not a noun but a verb, and we are either constantly doing or undoing that action.” Feminism is an active verb. Classism is too. Most of all, so is racism. In this way, the beliefs and thoughts that… Continue reading Black Literature Matters

Lifestyles · Reviews

Reading Malone Shelfie Update: January 2017

When The Captain and I first moved into the Haus in October 2014, I was limited to a single bookshelf. Having to choose between my books and decide which ones would stay at my Mom’s and which ones would go with was the hardest part of the entire move. Luckily, two years later, The Captain… Continue reading Reading Malone Shelfie Update: January 2017

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“She Would Not Apologize”: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I’ll admit that this book has been on my To Be Read shelf for several months, but I finally got around to reading it now that I’ve graduated and my serious reading is over. Cinder has been very hyped in the book community and I was worried that it was going to be another The… Continue reading “She Would Not Apologize”: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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“Why Are You Trying to Kill Me?”: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Are you tired of dystopian societies that categorize people by region or ability? Sick of the zombie epidemic? Still have no hope in a happy ending for society and want your fiction to reflect that? Welcome to the next wave of YA—natural apocalypses. I’m talking about Mother Nature saying “fuck this” and destroying everything in… Continue reading “Why Are You Trying to Kill Me?”: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

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“The Edge of Chaos”: The Lost World by Michael Crichton

I read Jurassic Park for the first time a year ago, and I found that I actually enjoyed the novel just as much—if not more—than the film. Its sequel, written by Michael Crichton at the demand of Steven Spielberg and a dinosaur-ravenous public, feels disconnected from the original in some ways, but also develops on… Continue reading “The Edge of Chaos”: The Lost World by Michael Crichton

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“It’s in the Rain”: H2O by Virginia Bergin

Are you tired of dystopian societies that categorize people by region or ability? Sick of the zombie epidemic? Still have no hope in a happy ending for society and want your fiction to reflect that? Welcome to the next wave of YA—natural apocalypses. I’m talking about Mother Nature saying “fuck this” and destroying everything in… Continue reading “It’s in the Rain”: H2O by Virginia Bergin

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“Life Finds a Way”: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Normally, when books are made into movies I try to read the book first. There are plenty of exceptions to this rule of course, but usually I do my best. However, in the case of Jurassic Park I really had no choice in the matter. Released just a few months before I was born, there… Continue reading “Life Finds a Way”: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton