Silk Volume 2: The Negative

Review: This volume is kind of a coming home for Silk. I don’t want to give anything away, but I feel like the issues cover a lot of ground in a really short period. They really expand her world. Collects Silk (2015B) #9-13. After the events of SPIDER-WOMEN, Silk’s ever-turbulent life has been turned upside down yet again! What’s a young super hero to do? … Continue reading Silk Volume 2: The Negative

Mockingbird Volume 2: My Feminist Agenda

Review: As with the last volume, this was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it also carried through the same problems as the last one too. A top secret mission on behalf of an old friend, a tropical cruise. What could go wrong? Turns out it’s a theme cruise -super-hero themed, naturally -a floating comic con. Now Bobbi is trapped on a boat with a thousand … Continue reading Mockingbird Volume 2: My Feminist Agenda

FF: Black Women making herstory

When I was a kid in school, I thought Black History Month was the only heritage month in existence. It’s been great to see that others exist in the years since and to take the time to get a better look at the women involved. There are some women we hear about in school but even they mostly seem like passengers on the ride to … Continue reading FF: Black Women making herstory

The Original Dream by Nukila Amal, translated by Linda Owens

Review: The writing was beautiful but I lost the overall point of the story. It never felt like I found the revelation it was adding up to which left me with a feeling of disappointment after a promising ride. For Maya, history is like a dream, and her dreams are like a history of her life and how it relates to others. Effortlessly defying and … Continue reading The Original Dream by Nukila Amal, translated by Linda Owens

Job 11-19 : Things that won’t actually comfort the grieving

When we last saw Job, he had lost everything and was in mourning, some friends sitting around him and trying to talk to him. They were trying to console him and saying all the dumb things that we tend to say when religious people fall on hard times. It only continues. Chapter eleven This next friend speaks up and delivers a speech that amounts to … Continue reading Job 11-19 : Things that won’t actually comfort the grieving

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Review: This book was amazing. I was absolutely captivated the whole time. “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

TTT: Top Ten Favorite Romances

This week’s topic is : All About Romance Freebie I decided to do my top two in five different categories because choosing just one category was not going to work out for me. So here they are by category: Favorite Love triangles  I have a tendency to hate a love triangle, particularly in YA. It’s really that they feel so reliably there, so much so that it … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Favorite Romances

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Review: This is a great story. It provides a compelling answer to the 400 year old question, “What’s in a Name?” In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail … Continue reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Paired review: Marvel’s Civil War II and Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Volume 2

These two really go together and I can’t talk about one without going on about the other, though their ratings aren’t intertwined. Because here’s the thing, I am not a big Captain Marvel fan. She has all the trapping of a character I should love but I just don’t. It happens. Iron Man is a fave on the big screen but really only because of Robert Downey … Continue reading Paired review: Marvel’s Civil War II and Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Volume 2