By Heather A. 3 out of 5 stars ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love in this haunting debut fantasy novel from “a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman). What … Continue reading REVIEW: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
By Heather A. I attended the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) panel for National Reading Group Month, Great Group Reads, which offered discussion of titles selected for National Reading Group Month. Basically, read these books in your book club. The discussion was lead by Jean Hanff Korelitz who has written numerous works, and has … Continue reading Recap of Great Group Reads Panel, Hosted by WNBA
Being offensive is protected by freedom of expression. Hatred. Bigotry. All protected. You have the right to think, to say and write what you want, so long as it’s not slanderous or libelous, of course. I respect your right to say it. Freedom of expression is a good thing. A great thing. A privilege that … Continue reading Off The Press: Freedom of Expression
Originally posted on Tqwana Explains It All I’m reading a NA (New Adult) romance with a biracial heroine. I know this because every chance the author gets, a reference is made to her appearance. It’s either her olive/darker skin, with one reference even going so far as to say her skin gets as “black … Continue reading Reblog: NITPICKING OR SERIOUS PROBLEM? HOW TO (POTENTIALLY) RUIN A GOOD BOOK
In which 80 Books Blog discusses and debates hot topics in publishing. This week, we talk bloggers, reviews, and the strained relationship with authors. “Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.” –Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire … Continue reading Should Authors Take Bad Reviews Seriously?