Review | Book Riot Book Mail | April 2017


Book Riot’s Book Mail costs $60, comes every three months or so, and includes both books and bookish goodies. I should state here that I am a Book Riot contributor. That said, they are not my employer and the fact that I write some things for them won’t affect my honest appraisal of this box – […]

Book Review | Lila by Marilynne Robinson


Before we get to my review Queen Robinson’s Lila, I have some other business to attend to. I wrote numerous more things for Book Riot that I forgot to tell you jokers about! A piece about moving in with my partner and the complications of blending our bookshelves. Blending Bookshelves: My Quest to Embrace Chaos Going on […]

Book Review | Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


I have very limited experience with graphic novels. The Barefoot Gen series should be required reading, and I loved one of and hated one of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novels. I think I read Maus once upon a time but I couldn’t tell you much about it.  And that’s pretty much it! I tell you this because my […]

Subscription Box Review | Indiespensable from Powell’s Books


I get a bad rap as an anti-pun gal but that’s not entirely accurate. I like words, I make my living manipulating them after all, and I like clever use of words. What I don’t like are puns for the sake of puns. Like, if the entire joke of a pun is that it’s a […]

Book Review | Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson


Damn was I relieved to read the Goodreads reviews of Welcome to Braggsville and discover that reasonably intelligent people found this as hard to read as I did. I received this book in the Book Riot Best of 2015 Box but it was already on my to-read list so I can’t even blame Book Riot for […]

Book Review | H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald


He felt it necessary to explain that his self-satisfaction was not egotism, but ‘actually a horrible surprise at being good at anything after having been so bad at living for 30 years.’ Is H is for Hawk a book about falconry? Sure, if you want it to be. But it’s about a lot more than that: […]