What to read when you're jonesing for a new season of Stranger Things.
I've been on a fantasy kick lately, loving the rich world-building and kickass heroines. There's just one little problem I noticed that keeps happening again and again: my kickass heroines getting makeovers to be prettier before they kick more ass. The first time I saw this happen was in The Hunger Games. Katniss was pretty … Continue reading Trends to end 2018: Fantasy girl makeovers
Apparently this is a thing I like to do: read a book set in the place I'm traveling to. Right now, I'm heading off to a weekend in Acadia, Maine, and I'm reading The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, about a man who lived as a hermit in the backwoods of Maine for nearly … Continue reading reading while traveling
I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there’s a theme that might not be remarkable in one book… but when I see it in three books, I take notice. It's a common trope, the haunted house. But not so common when the house becomes its own character... … Continue reading 3 on a theme: living houses
The first book that ever really got a song stuck in my head was If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. The title is taken from a Wings song, "Band on the Run." If you didn't know, reading the book would tell you that Wings was a project of Paul McCartney's after The … Continue reading when bookworms get earworms