Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 400 pages
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road. The little boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the little boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the little boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.
Ox was seventeen when he found out the little boy’s secret and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.
Continue reading “Wolfsong by TJ Klune”
Memorable books with the letter Q
Continue reading “ABC Book Challenge ·Q·”
I never thought I’d actually write a post about this but I just finished Blanca and Roja and had some thoughts.
On that book we have two sisters as the main characters: Blanca and Roja, both of them latinas. Blanca is light-skinned and blonde while Roja has darker skin and brown almost black hair with hints of red. The way they are treated differently by everyone, even in their own family is an important point in the story and I highly recommend reading it if you enjoy magical realism.
“Everyone is on your side. You pretend they’re not. You pretend we’re the same. But people look at us differently. Boys. Teachers. Our own cousins. Even people who look more like me look at you like you’re better.”–Roja
First of all, let’s make a couple of things clear: Colorism is not the same as racism but it is rooted on it. Colorism is considering someone of the same race inferior because they are “less white”. This is usually done subconsciously and perpetuated thanks to imperialism and euro-centric beauty standards – Continue reading “Comments on Colorism in Latinx Culture”
WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB @A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.
It’s basically to check in, see what I’m reading at real-time.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Continue reading “WWW Wednesday”
Nothing remarkable ever just happened.
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 384 pages
Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
Rep: Latinx Own Voices & A trans masculine non-binary main character
The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.
But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.
Continue reading “Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore”
I took this from LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks so go check that one out! And I was technically tagged so I’m doing this-
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Pingback Bookmark Your Thoughts’ original post so I can see your lovely answers!
- Pingback the person who tagged you so they can see the post.
- Bonus: If you wish to, tag at least three people to do this tag.
Continue reading “The Logophile book tag”
Memorable books with the letter P
Continue reading “ABC Book Challenge ·P·”
Second iteration of this post because I’ve found some really good podcasts since last time that I’d love to share with all of you
Continue reading “We are listening to Podcasts II”
We are now on the final stretch of the year! And what a year it’s been… So we are, for the last time before the wrap up, checking in on how well I’m keeping up with the damned New Year’s Bookish Resolutions
Continue reading “Resolutions’ check in”