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.
The Stories of Eva Luna
Every time I see an Isabel Allende book at a thrift store or used book store, I buy it (unless I already own it).
Gathering Blue: Diving Deeper into Lowry’s Dystopias
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…
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
The first page says, “If you need this book, it is for you.”
Contemplating Life with Ursula K. Le Guin
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.
A Look into Jenny Slate’s Beautifully Weird World
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.
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time
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…
Wolf In White Van
Wolf in White Van follows Sean, who creates mail-in roleplaying games and makes a living off of subscription fees.
Nervous Conditions follows Tambu, a young girl who grew up on an impoverished homestead in Zimbabwe in the 1960s.
Can We All be Feminists?
Book: Can We All be Feminists? edited by June Eric-Udorie Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays, Politics Reading Accoutrements: Note-taking paraphernalia (writing utensils, paper, audio recording device, computer, whatever method works best for you, you’re gonna want to have notes to refer back to!) Content Notes: Society-inflicted trauma and discrimination based on race, class, body, immigration…