Books


I READ BANNED BOOKS

I like big books and I cannot lie

This week marks what I consider to be one of the most important issues in our country. Yep, it’s Banned Books Week. It astounds me that in 2015, this still needs to be a thing. It disappoints me that there are people who are willing to literally rip books from […]


Shane Burcaw portrait

RevUesday: Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

In the course of judging a book by its cover, it would be easy to feel sorry for Shane Burcaw. His withered muscles, caused by spinal muscular atrophy, just look sad. The fact of his utter dependence upon his family and friends for everything – including maneuvering his junk in […]


The Secret History of Woman cover

The Secret History of Wonder Woman – A Review

Even though this book is titled The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman is a relatively small part of the story, which stretches from the suffrage movement in the early 20th century through the character’s resurgence in the 1970s. William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator, was an odd duck, […]


Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson

Accidents of Nature: A Review

The first thing to note about this book is that it is set in 1970, on the cusp of the Disability Rights Movement, when words like “crippled” and “retarded” were thrown around with abandon. It is now, of course, the 21st century, and these words have rightfully gone the way […]


How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis

How to Be a Heroine – A Review

This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been told I read too much. Mostly by people who don’t read enough or at all, as far as I can tell. Maybe it’s true. I have been known to find more pleasure in the pages of a book, to feel the sting of […]


The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things – A Review

This post contains affiliate links. “This story is for all the slightly broken people out there.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss, June 2014 The above is excerpted from the author’s endnote of The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss, and aptly sums up this neat novella. If you aren’t familiar […]


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – A Review

This post contains affiliate links. I knew I would read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? the second I learned its title. That pretty well sums up my middle and high school experiences, except for the fact that everyone was hanging out without me, and I didn’t have a cool […]