Book: The Bewildered Bride by Vanessa Riley (2019) Reviewers: Bethany and Jeriann Age/Genre: Historical/Regency Romance Reading Accoutrements: Read this book somewhere peaceful and open, like in a garden next to a water fountain, to counter some of the claustrophobia. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Content Notes: Racism, Classism, Violence, Rape, Kidnapping, Human Trafficking, PTSD Jeriann: It…
Remember when I said that I’d love to see a book about the birthmothers from The Giver? From now on, when I make literary wishes, I should do a quick check to see if what I want already exists.
If you like period pieces, you might enjoy Rebecca.
Messenger acts in many ways as a conclusion to a series. It ties the first two books together by bringing back several characters from both and providing more details about the world where the books take place.
Every time I see an Isabel Allende book at a thrift store or used book store, I buy it (unless I already own it).
Book: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Reading Activity: Think about how your favorite creative talent can both be celebrated and exploited by society. Content Notes: Ableism A while ago, I stumbled across Gathering Blue in a thrift store. I was pulled in by Lois Lowry’s name, and even more…
The first page says, “If you need this book, it is for you.”
No Time to Spare is a collection of posts from Le Guin’s blog. Dates on the posts range from 2010 to 2014, and are sorted into vaguely themed sections. Le Guin died in 2018, and I’m not sure how much she had to do with the organization of the book, but the individual pieces are all her.
Little Weirds opens up with Slate sharing one of her fantasy dimensions, where people interpret her as a french woman, but actually as a french croissant, intended to be consumed, to satisfy people’s appetites.
Book: Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology edited by Hope Nicholson (2016) Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction Content Notes: Racial Discrimination, LGBT discrimination Recently, I was traversing the interwebs looking for a new book instead of reading one of the many on my shelves, and I discovered Love Beyond…