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October 26, 2017

Writer Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller) is traveling the country on a book tour for her newest novel Small Great Things. Timely and poignant, Picoult’s novel explores issues that demand discussion – ethics, racial conflict, and personal prejudices. Mo...

January 1, 2017

When it started getting cold this fall, I found a book with a slightly warped cover and missing its jacket while digging through a box looking for winter clothes. The bottom was a bit marred by what looks to have been a zipper, likely the result of being the passenger...

December 17, 2016

When you hear about a book being indescribably brilliant, it automatically goes on your to-read list. There’s also a bit of wariness about cracking the cover, as you desperately want the book to live up to its praise – because you desperately want to read an indescriba...

October 14, 2016

Friday, October 7th, I flew out to Kansas City to read at the Missouri Humanities Council‘s new office at 1800 Baltimore. It was First Friday – an event I ashamedly had never heard of, let alone participated in, but I saw the hashtag proliferating on Twitter and Instag...

October 4, 2016

I’d been excited to read this book for years, but like so many on my To Read list, it took me a while to crack the cover. I had American Gods on my Kindle, which I rarely use, and I knew that having a copy in-hand was the best way to make me get around to reading it; n...

February 27, 2016

Do you ever read a book and lose track of time because you’re so engrossed in the story and invested in the characters? You don’t care that it’s one in the morning and your eyes are burning, that you have to be up in five hours, because you can read until the next sect...

February 27, 2016

[This post was featured on GayYA, discussing the importance of aromanticism in young adult literature.]

I thought I was broken.

These are words I’ve heard time and time again in my inbox or on posts explaining aromanticism. For over a decade, I thought the same thing.


January 28, 2016

You may not meet many people in your day-to-day who know who Felicia Day is, yet in a very specific pocket of society, Felicia is not only well known, but very much loved.  Considering herself a “situational celebrity”, in her memoir You’re Never Weird on the Inte...

January 24, 2016



When I was in fourth grade, I went to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama for a week during the school year; my school in Griffith, Indiana happily a...

December 20, 2015

I was fairly certain I would enjoy this book. I knew I’d at least like it. Following Isaac Marion on twitter and then finally getting to watch the movie adaptation of the novel led me to believe this was my kind of writer and my kind of story. I was only one page in be...

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