My Current Life in Books

I was going to do a new currently post, but I got really carried away writing about what I have been reading, so this will just be a post about books. Score! I’m taking an amazing sci-fi class called “Black Women and the Fantastic.” Our reading list so far has included: The Gilda Stories, Parable…

The Scientific Method of Getting Luckie

Dear Neglected Blog, I am neck-deep in two jobs and full-time school. I miss you. I miss writing my thoughts on a leisurely morning, coffee steaming beside me. Those days will come again. In the meantime, please take a trip over to Swoon Reads and read my book (for free) for a limited time. The…

Alternative Theologies

If you know me well or have read much of this blog, you already know I have a lot of struggles with faith and religion. I believe in something bigger than me, than this world, than creation. I love Jesus and want to be more like him. I am certain that loving one another and…

And I Read: 2017 Edition

In January… I obsessively listened to the Liturgists podcast. The word “hygge” entered my life. I went back to college after 13 years away. I plotted a novel about a Honduran-American girl. The Well celebrated their first “Worship-versary.” I struggled with children’s Bible stories. Corey brought home a new kitten, Tegus. I turned 35. And…

The Red Umbrella

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is going on my list of must-read writers. Her novel is set in Cuba and America, circa 1961. The main character, Lucía Álvarez, is a young teen at the beginning of Castro’s reign. Her parents are not part of the revolution and want to get Lucía and her brother, Frankie, to safety.

Review: Blood Rose Rebellion

Yesterday, I alternated practice equations for my math final with chapters from Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves. When I first started reading, I was slightly disappointed by the British setting, though I am not sure why. I normally adore all things British. But, the setting quickly shifted to Hungary, and that was gorgeous. I…

The Island Deception: A Magic Read

Continuing the exciting adventures from The Rogue Retrieval, The Island Deception blends fun and mystery into a brilliant new fantasy from Dan Koboldt.

Review: Hollywood Homicide

I don’t read a ton of mystery novels, but sometimes it is fun to play connect-the-dots… can I put the clues together before the author reveals the killer/thief/bad guy? I recently picked Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett for a fun bit of escapism. I liked the main character, Dayna, pretty quickly. Her mix of sarcasm…

Review: Mask of Shadows

I don’t read a lot of fantasy. I am picky. A fantasy novel has to suck me in pretty quickly. I need to want to know more about the characters and the world almost instantly. That said, I loved Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller. I was instantly drawn in by the main character, Sal….

Review: Macy McMillan is Magnificent

I recently got my hands on a review copy of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green. I adored her last verse novel: Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles, so reading this one was a no-brainer. I fell for Macy instantly. I have been a tween girl with a mom about to remarry. I…