Category Archives: Books

Weekend Reads: The Girls

The Girls, Emma Cline I’ve always been a huge fan of atmospheric, spellbinding, disquieting novels that leave you feeling like you need to sit in the sun after you’ve finished them. Books like Gone Girl and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and The Likeness by

Weekend Reads: Aliens: Dead Orbit #1

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1, James Stokoe Aliens: Dead Orbit might as well have been called Aliens: Everything Horrible in Outer Space. James Stokoe has crafted a wonderfully unsettling, violent, and claustrophobic extension of the Aliens universe. It’s also absolutely gorgeous. Stokoe’s use of color cleverly

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20 Harry Potter Quotes to Commemorate 20 Years of Wisdom

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in North America), was first published on this day in 1997. Today, we commemorate J.K. Rowling’s beloved characters, as well as the wisdom we acquired while following them in their journey.

Weekend Reads: Goldie Vance, Vol. 1

Goldie Vance Vol. 1, Hope Larson & Brittney Williams Move over Nancy Drew, there’s a new ace detective in town and her name is Goldie Vance. Fans of the titian-haired girl detective (as well as Harriet the Spy and Flavia de Luce) are bound to

Weekend Reads: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson Everyone’s favorite Space Mom, Carrie Fisher said in her memoir, Wishful Drinking, that, “living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls.” If you believe this turn of phrase as much as I do, then it’s fair to say Jenny

Weekend Reads: Rock Candy Mountain #1

Rock Candy Mountain #1, Kyle Starks & Chris Schweizer I think it’s safe to say that most of my friends are familiar in some capacity with the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, from which Kyle Starks gets the title and clearly inspiration for  his wonderful, strange

Weekend Reads: York

York: The Shadow Cipher, Laura Ruby When I picked up Laura Ruby’s YA novel Bone Gap in 2015, I did so for the promise of bees and magical realism. What I was left with was a sense of wonder that comes along when you find a book that

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Island Reading: Not Your Average Beachside Relaxation

I’m assuming you’re familiar with the concept of being ‘trapped in an island.’ Whenever people think of this occurrence, they’ll populate their hypothetical islands with classic palm trees, coconuts, and some savage wilderness to legitimize their odyssey. These perilous islands are usually invoked when we

Weekend Reads: Spill Zone

The Spill Zone, Scott Westerfeld In Scott Westerfeld’s new graphic novel, three years ago an event of unknown origin destroyed the working-class city of Poughkeepsie. What’s left behind is the titular Spill Zone. While no one knows what triggered the event, there’s one thing for

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