For those of you who don’t know this about me, you should know for the context of this essay that I’m a former English Language Arts teacher and an Adjunct Professor in Writing Comprehension. Now, I work as a librarian and I continue to use my knowledge of the English language to write my essays,… Continue reading In Defense of Brandon Sanderson and the Fantasy Literary Genre
Why You Need to Read: “Assassin of Reality”
Metamorphosis, #4: Vita Nostra, Book 2: Assassin of Reality By: Marina and Sergey Dyachenko; Translated (English) by: Julia Meitov Hersey Published: March 14, 2023 Genre: Sequel, Metaphysical Fiction, Dark Academia *I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. **NOTE: There are some minor spoilers from Vita Nostra. Yesterday, January 13, a student of the Institute… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Assassin of Reality”
Why You Need to Read: “The Depths”
The Depths By: Nicole Lesperance Published: September 13, 2022 Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Gothic ***Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And, thank you for your patience while waiting for this review.*** Paradise is one of those places I might have gone after… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Depths”
Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023
I apologize for yet another "list post," but I wanted to give an update on everything that happened since the beginning of February; and, I want to make sure I have more than 1 book review ready to post. What have I finished reading recently? I just finished reading this book, and I'm glad I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023
SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
It's time foe the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards for 2023! I was asked to be a judge again; and, this year will be the 3rd year I've participated in this speculative awards with other bookbloggers. I’m very excited about this year’s awards and nominees! This year, there are fewer categories (compared to the extra… Continue reading SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
Hello from Boskone!
Hello everyone! I apologize for another non-review post; but currently, I'm attending the Boskone 60 Convention in Boston! This is the first in-person Con I've been able to attend since before the pandemic. It's amazing when you recall how much fun these events are and why authors, writers, and fans attend them. So far, I… Continue reading Hello from Boskone!
Library Reads #2
Good News! My computer is fixed and operating fully. Hopefully, my computer lasts long enough for me to save up fully for a new one. Bad News, I have yet another list of books for you. Here are the books I've been reading for the Book Clubs at my job. YA Book Club This Book… Continue reading Library Reads #2
Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023
This is the second full week I have been without my computer, which means I’m typing this week’s blog post through the mobile app. Yes, I’m able to use the app as easily as the website, but I know trying to write out or to copy-and-paste my review won’t be easy for me to do… Continue reading Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023
Book Stack: Dark Fantasy Academia
Note: I apologize in advance for the formatting and the layout of this post. My computer is getting repaired, so I’m writing this post on my smartphone (for the past week, I’ve been doing just about everything on my smartphone). So, instead of trying to type up an entire review here, here’s the first of… Continue reading Book Stack: Dark Fantasy Academia
Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”
Wayward Children, #8: Lost in the Moment and Found By: Seanan McGuire Published: January 10, 2023 Genre: Fantasy They say this is the Land Where the Lost Things Go, and that it is a nexus of worlds, of which there are a number beyond counting. It pulls all lost things to it, and that includes the doors,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”