Indigenous Poetry

November is Native American heritage month! I love reading books by Indigenous authors all year long, but this month I decided to foray into poetry by Indigenous writers. I’ve read some really wonderful collections that celebrate the breadth and diversity of the Indigenous experience with beautiful imagery and sharp prose. If you’re looking for some quick reads that reallyContinue reading “Indigenous Poetry”

Five Word Reviews

Ok, I am VERY late with these mini reviews for October, but in my defense…I have no defense. Time is somehow both moving painfully slowly and incredibly fast. Do you ever have that feeling? October was a busy month for me with audiobooks and sequels. Check out what I’ve been reading and see if anything strikes your fancy! Continue reading “Five Word Reviews”

5 Beauty & the Beast Retellings

It’s #fairytalefridays! I am so excited because today we are going to look at one of my absolute favorite stories, Beauty & the Beast. As a child, I was obsessed with Belle and loved the movie, even though I was petrified that the Beast would hop out of the VHS and kidnap me. For this reason, IContinue reading “5 Beauty & the Beast Retellings”

5 Little Red Riding Hood Retellings

Welcome back to #fairytalefridays! Little Red Riding Hood has recently seen a surge in retellings, I’ve noticed, and I’m here to devour them all. I love the dark takes that people have on what is already a pretty dark story! If you’re ready for a little grittiness in your story, these retellings fit the bill.  The Girl in Red by ChristinaContinue reading “5 Little Red Riding Hood Retellings”

5 Cinderella Retellings

Alright, I just watched A Cinderella Story and I feel inspired to take on Cinderella for #fairytalefridays this week. If you’ve not watched the movie, it is delightfully cheesy and a perfect trip down memory lane for millennials (hello IM screen name nostalgia). If you’d rather get your retelling in book form, give one ofContinue reading “5 Cinderella Retellings”

5 Sleeping Beauty Retellings

We’re back for another installment of #fairytalefridays! Today, we’re going to look at a few retellings of Sleeping Beauty. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman: A brave young queen sets out to rescue an enchanted maiden who is not quite what she seems in this compelling, richly illustrated story. Malice by Heather Walter:Continue reading “5 Sleeping Beauty Retellings”

Poems for Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This month is a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people to the world. One great way of doing this is by reading books by Hispanic authors. To celebrate, I’ve been picking up poetry collections written by Hispanic or Latinx writers. And, as always, I thinkContinue reading “Poems for Hispanic Heritage Month”

5 Snow White Retellings

I love fairytale retellings. I like the nostalgia I feel reading a familiar storyline, but I definitely want a new and exciting twist that takes the familiar into the unknown. I read fairytales voraciously, so I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you on #fairytalefridays. Today, we’re going to explore some fun, futuristic,Continue reading “5 Snow White Retellings”

Five Word Reviews

Sometimes it’s best to keep things short and sweet! For sequels and audiobooks, I don’t love writing full reviews. With sequels, I find it too hard to write reviews that don’t give away the plot of previous books and don’t involve a lot of recap. With audiobooks, I often have no clue how to spellContinue reading “Five Word Reviews”

Falling in Love at a Bookshop

Happy National Book Lover’s Day! Ok, I am technically a day late on this one, but I was deep in the throes of depression yesterday and missed it. So let’s just extend National Book Lover’s Day to two days! Isn’t it National Book Lover’s Day every day for a reader? So, to celebrate, I thoughtContinue reading “Falling in Love at a Bookshop”