Severance – by Ling Ma

Goodreads Synopsis: Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her… Continue reading Severance – by Ling Ma

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Balanced and Barefoot & All Joy And No Fun

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom  Goodreads Synopsis: In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and… Continue reading Balanced and Barefoot & All Joy And No Fun

The Outsider, The Way of Kings & The Book of M

  The Outsider - by Stephen King  Goodreads Synopsis: An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached,… Continue reading The Outsider, The Way of Kings & The Book of M

Hunger, So You Want To Talk About Race & Hippie Food

Hunger - by Roxane Gay  Goodreads  Synopsis: In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own… Continue reading Hunger, So You Want To Talk About Race & Hippie Food

Petra, The Word Collector, Drawn Together & We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Today's post is going to be several short reviews of some kid's lit books I read last year. I hope you enjoy! Petra - by Marianna Coppo  Goodreads Synopsis: Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is… Continue reading Petra, The Word Collector, Drawn Together & We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Protector of the Small Series – By Tamora Pierce

First Test  Goodreads Synopsis: In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of… Continue reading Protector of the Small Series – By Tamora Pierce