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A Brush With the Familiar Yet Fantastical

Still in the month of January, I’ve been making good on my goal to read way more books in 2018.

I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that the realms of fantasy and science fiction are my two favorite genres to read. Not the only ones I consume, of course, but typically the sections of the bookstore that I’ll probably visit first; and through this, I realized last year just how lacking I was in authors of color peppering my reading lists. I previously spoke on this back in 2016 on a blog post forĀ more representation being needed in science fiction, but I didn’t pursue it further.

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Motivation to Turn the Page With Goodreads

2017 was supposed to be my year of getting back on the wagon with my reading. Recovering from a slightly disappointing 2016, as my number of books that I completed tapered off, I found a goal in my 2017 Reading Challenge. Little did I know that things would not end up the way that I wanted. The second half of the year would see me COMPLETELY get sidetracked by a whole host of things within the realm of real life.

But what can I say besides the old adage of ‘Life Happens?’

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Book Review: Finishing What I Started – The Summer Tree

Better late than never, I suppose.

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Reviewing the Inktober Book

Earlier this week, I spoke on why the internet can sometimes be an amazing resource to utilize for good. Ignoring all the examples of when it can be used terribly because I’m in a glass half full mood today, we’ll continue that trend with talking about a pretty cool graphic novel that I bought.

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My Lukewarm Relationship With Classic Fantasy

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Yesterday I sat down The Summer Tree with annoyance on my counter. This was probably the fifth time I’ve done this since I started reading the book. But the reason for it probably isn’t what you’d expect. I’ve been attempting to read this book at a sluggish pace for the better part of two months now (it’s definitely slowing down my reading challenge) and keep running into moments where I have to just sit it down and just take a break from it; and I’ve been wondering why.

I feel like I’ve had this feeling before.

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