Jane Eyre: The Past and the Present

I'm rereading Jane Eyre, because do I really need a reason? And it's reminding me that the Jane who has taken residence in my head - the calm, passionate, but reasoning, principled Jane - is only a finished product. She was not always so. Revisiting the beginning of her story is highlighting the parallels and... Continue Reading →

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Finally, finally, finally, I got my hands on a copy of this novel. I’ve been keeping an eye out for it ever since it took the book blogging world by storm. Juliet Takes a Breath stars the titular character, Juliet, a queer, latina college student on a journey that involves discovery of herself, and the... Continue Reading →

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

I’ve been excited to read this one for awhile now. I stumbled across Shyam Selvadurai a couple of years back, when I began my active search for Sri Lankan authors. Fourteen year-old Amrith is caught between childhood and adulthood. School has let out, and the holidays stretch out ahead of him in a seemingly infinite... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Library Lovers’ Day

Apparently, February 14th not only marks Valentine’s Day, but also Library Lovers' Day! A day to celebrate any and all things library. I can’t believe I’ve lived this long on this planet and only just stumbled across this piece of information. You don’t understand, ok? I used to sneak off to the library because our... Continue Reading →

Re-Shelving: 2016

It's well past January, and perhaps a bit belated for this post, but I've read too many good books this past year to not re-visit them. I have to say that my decision to read more diversely this last year was quite effective (and made me realize how much I'd been missing out on). More... Continue Reading →

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