Let’s be real. Grief is as much about what’s left behind—what’s left unsaid—as what goes on and leaves us here. In her new collection of poetry, How to Love the Empty Air, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz explores the space between us and our memories of and feelings for those we love, and how that “empty air” informs our experience of grief.
You know what’s funny about setting out to review a book you love by an author you respect, admire, and possibly fangirl over on Twitter? It’s kinda hard to do. I loved Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series, so much so that I 1) haven’t finished reading the last book yet because I don’t want it to end, and 2) feel a deep personal connection with Lady Julia Grey. So of course I love Veronica Speedwell and Stoker, and all of their adventures so far.
I’m so excited to be working with Chapter by Chapter on the blog tour for Tristina Wright’s 27 HOURS! See below for information about the book and author, my review, and for the giveaway! Continue reading
I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Malala’s Magic Pencil! See below for information about the book and author, and for my review!
I’m so pleased to be a part of Penguin Young Readers’ blog tour for Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor!
A disclaimer for this review should include the fact that I absolutely adore Celeste Ng as a person (please go check out her Twitter feed), and I loved her first novel, Everything I Never Told You so much, I taught it to my AP Literature class two years ago as their “introductory” novel. All that said, let me share why love her amazing new novel, Little Fires Everywhere.
I’ll be honest. I was intrigued by Debi Gliori’s book Night Shift but also petrified to read and review it. See, in my family, there are certain things we don’t talk about with others, certain things we don’t admit. This is the first time I’ve talked about this publicly (or, as publicly as a book review can be).