They Don’t Make Plus Size Spacesuits

They Don’t Make Plus Size Spacesuits is a collection of sci-fi/dystopian stories that take people’s theories and ideas about fat people and show what would happen if these were taken to extremes.

Advertisements

The Firebrand

I have a confession to make: I am afraid of fire. Honestly, if you were to ask me the way I absolutely DO NOT want to die, the answer will be “Fire” and it will probably be yelled at the top of my lungs in about point-five seconds. I absolutely hate it. So when I tell you that I picked this book up at a thrift store a while ago because I’d already read one of the other books in Susan Wiggs’s Chicago Fire Trilogy, you should know that reading the second book was a complete accident.

Seeing Red

I mentioned in my review of Good Christian B****es that I bought the book from a 2 for $8 sale rack. Seeing Red was the second book I bought that day and I cannot wait to tell you about it!

Going to Meet the Man

I've been meaning to check out some of James Baldwin’s writing for a long time, but I wasn’t sure where I wanted to start. Luckily, while perusing one of my local used book stores, I saw a couple of his books, and I decided it was time.

The Best Items for Makeshift Bookmarks

You know, no matter how many free bookmarks we get from libraries and bookstores, there never seems to be one handy. But luckily, it’s not hard to find something relatively flat to save your space in a book. Here are the 10 items we’re most likely to use as bookmarks when there are no glossy cardstock cutouts to be found.

Ash Princess

Book: Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian Reviewer: Whitney Garcia Age/Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Preferred Reading Environment: On the couch or in bed Reading Accoutrements:  A fuzzy blanket or a warm cup of tea. Content Notes (trigger warnings and such): Torture, Whipping, and Beating are described. I came across Ash Princess as a recommendation on my…

Ever Strange

I have been watching the reboot of Charmed and it’s put me in the mood for some kick-ass ladies with supernatural abilities. So, when I saw Ever Strange on Amazon, I decided it was worth starting a new series to satisfy my craving - even though I did zero research on the book in advance, other than reading the blurb on Amazon. And let me tell you, this book delivers supernatural-ability-wielding kick-ass women in spades.

The Yellow Wallpaper

I’ve been seeing Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s name and books on a lot of lists lately, and I know a few people who have read “The Yellow Wallpaper,” so I decided it was time to check her out.

American Historical Fiction You’re Not Sick of Yet

If you’re in the United States, chances are you’re recovering from Independence Day - whether from celebrating yourself or from keeping your pets/kids/self from getting stressed by others’ shenanigans. We thought it’d be fun to cover a few American Historical Fiction novels for the holiday, but we didn’t want this to become a Senior English Lit Syllabus. Here are 6 Historical American Fiction novels that aren’t part of “the canon” and take a different look at historical events than you might be used to.

Love on a Summer Night

It’s SUMMERTIME and I haven’t had an opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather as of yet (I’ve been stuck at work for what feels like forever x_x). So, I felt the need to find a book that would satisfy my summer craving. Love on a Summer Night even has “summer” in the title! And it’s a Romance!!! What could be better?