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Reading Check-In: September 2, 2023

We made it to September. I know I'm on a hiatus, but I said in a previous post (which, you can access below) that I would still be posting about what I'm reading. This way you and everyone else know that I'm still reading regardless I'm not posting any reviews (for now). What have I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: September 2, 2023

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Library Reads #3

It's been a while since I posted about the books from the Book Clubs at the library where I work. But, that is because almost each month, I'm reading at least one book for the Book Clubs. Recently, I've been reading and leading the Young Adult Book Club (I won't be reading and leading the… Continue reading Library Reads #3

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Reading Check-In: August 5, 2023

Well, we're in the second half of summer. And, while my reading has been more productive, I'm still struggling to read through many of the books I started as far back as last year. That being said, I managed to finish some excellent books and to write my reviews for them. What have I finished… Continue reading Reading Check-In: August 5, 2023

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The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

We made it to the halfway point of 2023. So far, I've read and finished 22 out of the 50 books of my Reading Goal; and, 6 of them (speculative fiction) were released this year. Yes, I know I've been slower with my book reviews now more than ever; but, many of you know I've… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

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Bookish Wishes (2023)

I'm piggybacking this week's post based on what Leah, Birdie, Peat Long, and One Book More shared on their blogs. Remember, these are books I'm hoping to purchase (or, to obtain) in the near future. It's clear my wishlist differs from the other bookblogers; but then, it would be boring having the same books on… Continue reading Bookish Wishes (2023)

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Reading Check-In: June 3, 2023

Good news! This month, I had a much more productive reading month than I did last month. Yes, I read 2 books, but I'm reading 3 other ones and I'm still reading books for judging. What have I finished reading recently? This is the latest book I selected and read for the Teen Book Club… Continue reading Reading Check-In: June 3, 2023

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Library Reads: Summer Reading Recommendations for Middle Grade & Teen Readers

It's been a while since I've written up a post about what I've been doing as a librarian. And, since Summer Vacation has started for some of the schools in the U.S., I decided to compile this post containing some recommendations for Middle/Junior and High School students. This list is NOT based on "Required School… Continue reading Library Reads: Summer Reading Recommendations for Middle Grade & Teen Readers

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Book Stack: Frequent SFF Book Recommendations

This is a topic I've seen some of my fellow bookbloggers post on their sites. I thought it was an interesting topic and it got me thinking about some books, particularly speculative fiction books, I recommend to other individuals to read. And, believe it or not, I wrote down my list of 10 titles I… Continue reading Book Stack: Frequent SFF Book Recommendations

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Reading Check-In: May 6, 2023

I'm going to be honest: I barely got any reading done last month. Not since I was in grad school has my reading been so unproductive. It's not that I didn't read anything, it that I didn't read enough to finish any book. Hopefully, I will read more than 1 book this month. What have… Continue reading Reading Check-In: May 6, 2023

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Speculative Fiction Narratives with Expansive Worlds & Histories: Part 1

This is a topic I've been thinking about for some time. I figured with life stressing me out to the point where I'm worried about getting burned out, I might as well get some of these thoughts about the speculative fiction genre out of my mind. One of the aspects about speculative fiction which lure… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Narratives with Expansive Worlds & Histories: Part 1