Hi! Just a post to prove I'm alive. I have not been reading any blogs lately because: 1. ALA, 2. planning/throwing a wedding celebration for my brother and sister-in-law, and 3. school work. What's been going on in the book blogosphere? Any good posts I need to know about? Send them my way! I am… Continue reading Rose Recommends: July | Rethink normal!
Hey hey hey! It's almost the end of the month, so that means it's time for me to do a recommendation post a day or 2 before the month is out! I should really start titling these a month ahead.... I took a Web Design course last semester and it has helped me immensely, not only with… Continue reading Rose Recommends: March | Learn some web design!
It's hard to believe February is almost over. 2017 has been quite an exciting year so far for me. The 3 classes I'm taking for grad school are some of the best I've taken yet, and today I'm recommending one of my readings from class! Don't worry, it's totally not boring! My favorite class this… Continue reading Rose Recommends: February | Reading about Reading
Welcome to the first Rose Recommends of 2017! This month I suggest a topical book I picked up at my library on the day of the Women's March: Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella. I was working at the library and scrolling through my social media feed, seeing… Continue reading Rose Recommends: January | Feminism!
Happy December, everyone! I don't know what December means to you, but to me, I'm drinking hot chocolate by the Christmas tree with a warm blanket and space heater laptop while it's below zero degrees Fahrenheit outside. Actually, I'm at work right now, but at least now you know where my mind is. This month's… Continue reading Rose Recommends: December | Wizards in Space
Woooo, monthly recommendation post! I like to use these to recommend books that are a bit off the beaten path, and this one fits that description in more ways than one. Popular Music from Vittula by Mikael Niemi is a Swedish book from 2000 that became a big hit in Sweden but not so much here… Continue reading Rose Recommends: November | Popular Music from Vittula
Hey hey hey! I know I kinda sorta technically missed my September recommendation, but I did recommend a web series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice last month, so I'm counting it. K? K. This month I'm recommending something of a more academic bent: a book of essays called Should We Burn Babar? by Herbert Kohl. Dis wat it… Continue reading Rose Recommends: October | Should We Burn Babar?
Hello, interwebs! Man, it feels like it's been a long time. Grad school is in full gear, and I feel I haven't visited Bookpress in a while, but here I am! Today is another prompt from Pages Unbound as part of their Classic Remarks meme. This is my third time participating in the post, but… Continue reading Favorite Austen Adaptation | Classic Remarks
Yes, a very weird and convoluted blog title today. I failed to post a Rose Recommends for August because I wasn't feeling inspired to recommend anything in particular. Conveniently, however, this week's Classic Remarks prompt from Pages Unbound is to recommend a diverse classic! And I'm only 2 days late for my recommendation, so shhhh....… Continue reading Rose Recommends: August | Classic Remarks: A diverse classic
Wait, July March? July? March? I'm confused... This Rose Recommendation for the month of July is a book called March. March, as in when you walk in rhythm to a beat, or as in when you walk in a group for demonstration or protest. March is a graphic memoir written by John Lewis (with co-author Andrew Aydin and… Continue reading Rose Recommends: July | March