Book Review | Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Spoilers maybe)

Book Review | Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Spoilers maybe)

Where do I even begin to describe this dumpster fire of a book? Red Seas under Red Skies is accurate in that it is flaming garbage set on a pirate ship. Ok, that may have come off as harsh. Let me explain. The Lies of Locke Lamora The second book in the Gentleman Bastard's series [...]

Book Review | The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

Book Review | The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

Are ghosts real? Are there truly beings that haunt us, moving objects and making the old floor boards creak? Can houses be haunted? Or people? The Haunting of Alma Fielding is presented as a "true ghost story", written in the style of narrative journalism. Dr. Fodor, one of the central personalities in this narrative account, [...]

Book Review | The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Book Review | The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Once in a great many years, you stumble upon a book that lights you up and brings you nothing but pure joy. For me, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was one of these books. Mackenzi Lee manages to create a story packed full of so much! There's adventure, romance, sibling shenanigans, wanderlust, and [...]

Decolonizing Libraries Within White Communities

Decolonizing Libraries Within White Communities

To accurately discuss the topic of systemic racism without bias towards any specific ethnic demographic within a gatekeeper community such as libraries, it should be noted that I am writing from a place of privilege as a white American female working in the field of library science. I recognize my privilege and offer this post [...]

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

I've yet to watch Justified, the modern day western tv show that this article claims has the best dialogue in anything currently being produced, but the article brought up an interesting point: when you are writing dialogue between your characters, the execution is key. If done poorly, it could break your whole story! So how can you [...]