I’ve been trying to read more LGBTQIA books lately, so when the opportunity arose to read The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis for Bookmarked, I took it. I’m a sucker for a good coming of age story and for self-acceptance narratives. So, a book about a boy coming to… Continue Reading Review: The Dangerous Art of Blending In
I read The Wolves of Winter for Bookmarked earlier this year. An original version of this review appears on that site. Summary As nuclear war and the deadly Asian flu pandemic tore the world apart, Lynn McBride and her family fled civilization for the Canadian Yukon. After years of enduring… Continue Reading Review: The Wolves of Winter
We’re deep into November (and NaNoWriMo) and the holiday season is pretty much upon us, which means it’s a pretty busy time of year. And because there are so many distractions at this time of year (and really all time, if we’re being honest), I thought I’d share some of… Continue Reading Productivity Tools
I’m often a bit skeptical about retellings of classic novels. So when my book club The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White as our next book, I wasn’t super thrilled. There’s a lot of Mary Shelley inspired work out there, did we need to read another one? Of course, I… Continue Reading Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Ending a sentence with a preposition is one of those grammar taboos that many have heard. Some follow it as a rule, while others aren’t even sure what it means, and some say it’s entirely bogus. So, is it okay to end a sentence with a preposition? The short answer… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition?
Welcome back to Always Looking It Up. Last time, I wrote about the use of literally. Today, my subject is split infinitives. Hands up. Who heard the rule about avoiding split infinitives before learning what an infinitive was? I’m certainly in that camp and I’m sure many others are too because… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Can I Split Infinitives?
After seeing Lost at Midnight’s post on Sadie, I added the book to my TBR list. It seemed relevant to current discussions about violence, and book club picked it for September, so it didn’t stay on my TBR list for long. I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it over the… Continue Reading Review: Sadie