I see the word "strong" applied to female characters frequently, and in most cases, I agree completely. The thing I think we need to be careful of as book reviewers and bloggers is that that there are many different ways in which a character or person can be strong. Typically, when I see that term being … Continue reading What Makes a Female Character “Strong”
March was such a great book month for me! I finished 15 books, many of which were five-star reads for me, and a couple were ARC copies of books that I've been absolutely DYING to read. I also got to attend some really great book events this month and met some incredible authors. Overall, March was another … Continue reading My March Reads in Review
We had such an amazing time getting to meet these incredibly intelligent and talented women during the Penguin Teen Tour's Salt Lake stop tonight. The authors were, of course, Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn), Lesley Livingston (The Valiant), Natalie C. Anderson (City of Saints & Thieves), and Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands). Every … Continue reading The Penguin Teen Tour Comes to Salt Lake and Swag Pack Giveaway
I am a HUGE fan of anything ancient Rome. Add in a fierce female protagonist, a swoony love interest, and a heart-pounding plot line, well, you've got the combination for one PHENOMENAL book! Wine Pairing The Valiant by Lesley Livingston How could I possibly pair this Roman-inspired novel with anything other than an Italian wine. This Bartenura Moscato happens to be … Continue reading The Valiant Five Star Review + Were There Really Gladiatrices?!
Happy #ThirstyThursday my fellow adult YA readers! February is officially over! Did you get all of the books read you wanted to in this short month? I know I didn't QUITE get there, but I was oh so close, and this week in particular was a great book week for me! Here's a peak at all my wine recommendations for … Continue reading This Week’s YA and Wine Pairings