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It’s that time again! Peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes, last-minute shopping and family reunions, and lists of this year’s highlights. As a general reading trend this year, I’ve been reading a lot more LGBTQIA literature, and I think it’s an awesome … Continue reading
C. B. Lee. Seven Tears at High Tide. Duet Books, 2015. Rating: 4 out of 5 servings of fried fish I learned about this one through Gay YA’s list of Asian Characters in LGBTQIA+ YA. It’s a gorgeous story about … Continue reading
Esther Dalseno. Drown: a Twisted Take on the Classic Fairy Tale. Berlin: 3 Little Birds Books, 2015. Rating: 2.5 out of 5 oranges This book gave me such mixed feelings. I first learned of it from Tess of Tesscatiful, and … Continue reading
Betsy Cornwell. Tides. Boston: Clarion, 2013. Noah and Lo Gallagher are spending the summer with their grandmother, Dolores, on the Isles of Shoals. Noah is there for a marine biology internship, while Lo hopes to spend the time drawing and … Continue reading
May was Short Story Month, so over the past few weeks, in addition to sampling a few anthologies, I decided to tackle all of Seanan McGuire’s Toby stories/novellas. Some highlights: “Through This House” — in between Late Eclipses and One Salt Sea, Toby enters the … Continue reading
Yeah, anyone know if there’s an “official” term for a group of mermaids? There’s a glory (or blessing) of unicorns, a parliament of owls, a murder of crows… I tried Google-ing it, but all I found were guesses and hearsay, and … Continue reading
This is one of those books I’d heard about for years. I knew it was a groundbreaking work, but I never really thought about checking it out until last month. I was looking for a different book in the YA … Continue reading
So, I’ve been spending more time these past few months over at IB, but I promise I haven’t forgotten La-La Land. New Postcards are on the way, including reviews of the 80s classic Annie on my Mind, by Nancy Garden, and … Continue reading
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Alice on Board. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. 288 pgs. Kindle Edition. . . . . . . . . Or: Adventures on the Murphy’s Law Cruise Or: Alice McKinley’s Guide to All the … Continue reading
Today’s Double features two mermaid books, and you know what that means – the return of the Tide Metaphor! First up, Seanan McGuire. One Salt Sea. New York: DAW Books, 2011. 354 pgs. A few disclaimers: I follow and occasionally … Continue reading