By Tqwana B. Valentine’s Day is next week, so every media outlet is trotting out their hot take on romance novel ‘guilty pleasures.’ Guilty? Excuse me?? ‘Tis the season, I guess. Many, if not all, will probably be snarky, condescending, and dismissive in tone. God forbid that positive, women-centered literature should be taken seriously. It’s … Continue reading How Romance Novels Helped Save Me
By Tqwana B. 4 out of 5 stars ★★★★☆ Synopsis: It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, … Continue reading REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
By Tqwana B. Has anyone ever rec’d a book to you, raved about it, and when you read it, you wanted to side-eye that person? Because somewhere in there is a decent story, but you couldn’t get passed the actual words? I’ve actually given up on some writers, big names in their genres too, because … Continue reading Hot Air: Does Style Outweigh Story?
By Tqwana B. 4 out of 5 stars ★★★★☆ Synopsis: An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, … Continue reading From the BiblioFile: The Passage by Justin Cronin
Happy belated May Day! Here are some squirrels dancing around the Maypole to get you in the mood for new books! When I Fall in Love by Bridget Anderson (May 1; Romance; Harlequin Kimani) – Love creates its own rules Ascending the corporate ladder has consumed most of Tayler Carter’s adult life. Now the savvy … Continue reading New Releases: May 1-15, 2016