Book reviews

I’m on a roll! This time, a YA Book Review: “The Kingdom” by Jess Rothenberg — MuggleNet.com Book Trolley

Look at me, reviewing books again all bloggy-like! I'm a tad late re-sharing this post, but since this is one of those hot-bloggy-YA titles, I figured I would share it on here. It's worth noting that I wrote this review for a different site so I held back some snark that I'd normally use on… Continue reading I’m on a roll! This time, a YA Book Review: “The Kingdom” by Jess Rothenberg — MuggleNet.com Book Trolley

Book reviews

“This One Summer” review: singing the song of purple summer

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. First Second: 2014. Hello, blog! I miss you a lot. *hugs* Let's start catching up on reviews, shall we? I read This One Summer this summer because I had heard wonderful things about out it, and a YA graphic novel was quick enough to fit in among… Continue reading “This One Summer” review: singing the song of purple summer

Book reviews

“Mirror in the Sky” Review: or, what happens when you force something into YA

Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana. Razorbill: 2016. I read a book! It's called Mirror in the Sky, and it was written by Aditi Khorana. (I couldn't figure out an intro to this post - could you tell??) I heard about his book from Kristina Horner, a YouTuber who does a lot of BookTube stuff. She read it… Continue reading “Mirror in the Sky” Review: or, what happens when you force something into YA

Book reviews

“The Hate U Give” Review: What is there to say, really?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Balzer + Bray: 2017. Ok. I honestly don't know how to even write this review. Usually I have at least a little bit of insight to share during a book review, and if I don't, I don't write a review. So. Why am I reviewing this book, then? TBH,… Continue reading “The Hate U Give” Review: What is there to say, really?

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: November | Popular Music from Vittula

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

Rants & Reflections

Responses to “The echo chamber of book blogging” – let’s continue the discussion

WOAH GUYS. I mean, WOAH. I woke up this morning to an uncharacteristically large amount of notifications on my phone and couldn't be happier with the response to my last post. So, first of all, THANK YOU! In case you missed it, yesterday I blogged about the echo chamber of book blogging and how we… Continue reading Responses to “The echo chamber of book blogging” – let’s continue the discussion

Rants & Reflections

The echo chamber of book blogging

There's been a lot of talk in the past week about echo chambers on the internet. Oddly enough, I'd planned out this post before the topic exploded after the election. Now it's even more relevant. What I want to discuss is how a similar echo chamber phenomenon happens in the book blogging community as the political… Continue reading The echo chamber of book blogging

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: October | Should We Burn Babar?

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?

Book reviews

Review: Illuminae

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015. Ok. So. Illuminae. Yeah. That happened. I finally read Illuminae. And I see why everyone is hyping it so much, because the hype is deserved, people. De-served. For those of you who don't know, Illuminae is a YA sci-fi (and romance) novel written in a series… Continue reading Review: Illuminae