Whenever I am up against a deadline my reading suffers, and the past couple of months have been no exception. Preparing for the Marquee in Verse project, in which I classically overcommitted (Two public events? A week apart? What was I thinking?), is taking all of my time and emotional energy. That said, I did... Continue Reading →
What makes it YA?
The S.O. told me that I should title this post "Why-A" and he's probably right because this is a question I find myself asking a lot. I read widely in Young Adult novels when this classification of books first started making an appearance, and really loved some of the stories I found there. But I... Continue Reading →
Where are their parents?
The S.O. and I are watching Avatar: The Last Airbender together. It's a rewatch for me, first time through for him, and we love it a lot. I preface this post with that love, because I'm about to wade into a wide-scale critique of a flaw I find sort of annoying with a lot of... Continue Reading →
The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake
Hey, friends! It's been a while since I've done a Sunday Review, but here I am with this lovely ARC and a whole lot of feelings so strap in! Considering a few of my recent posts have been less than light-hearted, this should be a welcome reprieve. So first, let me preface this by registering... Continue Reading →
Feminist YA SFF by Melissa Eastlake
Greetings! By the time you read this, I will probably be in Canada enjoying some maple-syrup-covered delights. That's what people eat in Canada, right? In all seriousness, I'm told the bagels use maple syrup somehow and it makes them extra delicious. This week, we have a lovely post by Melissa on her favorite feminist speculative... Continue Reading →