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Photo By Ray Hennessy at UnSplash


This month I finished reading four books, which was my goal for the month! I just spent about an hour cleaning up my StoryGraph Beta profile, so it reflects my reading habits and goals a little better. It definitely still needs work but I much prefer their review system to Goodreads and I’m happy to be unplugged from Amazon in one more way.

I finished reading Loki: Where Mischief Lies (Mackenzie Lee), Tipping the Velvet (Sarah Waters), How to Be an Anti Racist (Ibram X. Kendi), and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), which was both a re-read and my bedtime book for the kids. …

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Cover art for Mackenzie Lee’s “Loki: Where Mischief Lies”

EDIT: I wasn’t caught up on Mackenzi Lee drama until after writing this review so…I guess I am kind of caught up now. It doesn’t change my review.

“Where Mischief Lies” is a new YA novel from author Mackenzi Lee. It follows a young Loki as he learns to tap into his magic, then finds out it may be the one thing that keeps him from the crown. …

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Back cover image for “Queen’s Peril”. Art by Tara Phillips

Here are some things I love about “Star Wars”: Padmé, Padmé’s costumes, Padmé /Anakin falling in love?, Ewoks, the Millennium Falcon, Han’s relationship with the Millennium Falcon, Han’s relationship with Leia, Han’s relationship with Rey, Han’s relationship with Finn, Poe’s hair and facial profile and everything he’s ever done…

Here are some things I don’t love about “Star Wars”: how very clear it is the universe was created by, about, and for men. Thankfully, women never quite bought into that idea. We’ve come a long way from space bras strangling you, and it shows in “Queen’s Peril”. This is a book about ordinary teenage girls living in extraordinary circumstances and conquering them. And, perhaps most refreshing of all, the book discusses their periods! In my own reading experience, unless the book is specifically about puberty or pregnancy, people don’t get their periods in books. …



Writer, reader, editor, Weasley kid. I really like sloths. “There is still good in him” — famous last words.

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