5 Unique Audiences That Would Adore Netflix’s Lucifer

Reading Time: 8 minutes As a show shrouded in controversy, Lucifer did not get a fair shake among tv audiences. Netflix allowed it to have a second chance at earning its rightful place as a cult favorite. The show was canceled in its third season by FOX, only to be revived by Netflix for …

Steps To Never Get Reading Burnout Again

Reading Time: 11 minutes If you are reading this post, you probably know what it’s like to have reading burnout. I sure do.  I loved reading so much that I dedicated a whole college degree to it. Let me explain. I studied literature at university.  My university years were the best. I lived in …

6 Ways “Arc of a Scythe” Will End Your Reading Slump

Reading Time: 7 minutes Late to the game as always, I’ve come to rave and rage about a trilogy. While it is set in the future, Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series is a shoo-in for a wonderful point of reentry for Hunger Games and Twilight fans. If you haven’t read a story that …

Barking Mad: Patrick Ness’ “Chaos Walking” Strikes a Chord

Reading Time: 5 minutes Patrick Ness thought of two ideas when he created the Chaos Walking trilogy. First, he thought of information overload. Then, he considered the idea of hearing a dog’s thoughts. The result is agonizing sweetness and thoughtful exploration of humanity. As readers often note, there is a tragic event that takes …

The 5th Wave Book and Exploring the Fear of Human Extermination

Reading Time: 4 minutes Summary of Post: This post is a discussion of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and its reflection on humanity’s anxiety around the future and the unknown. In particular, I want to talk about Yancey’s focus on the effects of the alien invasion on the characters within the story, especially: Cassie Sulivan, Ben Parrish, and …

Meeting History and Toxic Masculinity in Classic Naguib Mahfouz Novel

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some of you may know that I lived in Egypt in the 90s. I was mostly isolated by my mental illness, but even then, I had noticed the prominence of the Si-Sayed figure. What I didn’t ever expect is that this figure appears in Naguib Mahfouz’s 1956 classic called The Palace …

Gushing over Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension

Reading Time: 3 minutes While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The Well of Ascension. Here, I will gush, ooh, and ah over this powerful story about morality, duty, and love. WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

Chit Chat with Author Ashley Jean

Reading Time: 6 minutes Welcome to my first installment of Chit Chat. In these interviews, I introduce and celebrate influential figures in my own life. My hope is to showcase talented people who are making a difference. Meet Ashley Jean Ashley Jean and I met in college and we have maintained a friendship since …

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