Diverse Book of the Month: Tremontaine: The Complete Season One by Ellen Kushner & Co.

Happy August! Summer is almost over, but there is still some vacation time left. Whether you’re looking for a page-turner to bring along with you as you travel, or you’re just looking for something to read before you go to bed, let me recommend this month’s Diverse Book of the Month, Tremontaine: The Complete Season… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: Tremontaine: The Complete Season One by Ellen Kushner & Co.

Diverse Book of the Month: If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny by Zach Anner

You might know Zach Anner as “that hilarious and oddly inspiring guy who does the Workout Wednesday videos on YouTube.” Well, surprise! Now he’s written a hilarious and oddly inspiring memoir, about his rise to Internet stardom, his childhood, his relationships, and his life with cerebral palsy — “the sexiest of palsies,” as he likes to call it. The result is a laugh-out-loud funny, and oftentimes poignant reflection on life, love, and happiness.

Diverse Book of the Month: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Whoa, May already? Welcome to this month’s Diverse Book of the Month review, this time featuring the first book in The Crescent Moon Kingdoms series,┬áThrone of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed, originally published in 2012. I read the 2013 edition with the above image (the bloody throne), but here’s an alternate cover (the original… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Diverse Book of the Month: The Vision Behind the Reviews

In just a couple hours, my new monthly book review feature will be going live! Before it starts, I just want to clarify a couple of things about the format and the mission of the reviews. The books I read and review will be chosen based on the authors who write them and the topics… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: The Vision Behind the Reviews

New Blog Feature: Diverse Book of the Month

Unfortunately, Open Ears, Open Minds book club on Goodreads is kind of a bust. This is partly my own fault (I didn’t really advertise it or talk about it with a lot of people — I just kind of invited friends on Goodreads and mentioned it in a brief blog post on here). I’m sure… Continue reading New Blog Feature: Diverse Book of the Month

How to Support Your Writer Friends

There is one thing non-writers say to their writer friends or family that, overall, is well-intentioned, but it can be a little frustrating for the writer to hear. I’ve heard it myself a few times and I know many other writers who get it pretty often. Heck, I’m sure published writers hear it too! “So,”… Continue reading How to Support Your Writer Friends

Lee Ann (Re)reads: Castle Waiting Volumes 1 & 2

I just recently finished rereading both volumes of┬áCastle Waiting by Linda Medley for the second time. But I’ve never sat down to write an actual review of it, so that is what I’m doing now because it deserves it. On a whim, I originally checked these graphic novels out of the Canisius College library where,… Continue reading Lee Ann (Re)reads: Castle Waiting Volumes 1 & 2