LITSY A-TO-Z READING CHALLENGE – May Update

My life has been so crazy full this year. I am unbelievably behind on my Goodreads reading challenge. I think I’ll make it up. Maybe? I’m also participating in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, which I’ll write an update post on soon. Another challenge I’m participating in this year is the Litsy A-to-Z challenge….

Book Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Vic James’s debut dystopic fantasy, Gilded Cage, blends the magic of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and the well-known squalor of The Hunger Games with a relatable cast of characters and vast plot that reminds me of A Song of Ice and Fire. In the world of Gilded Cage, not everyone is created Equal. Most aristocrats…

Fahrenheit 2017

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

Review of Annie Hartnett’s Rabbit Cake

Elvis Babbitt, who shares a name and birthday with the King of Rock & Roll, is the precocious and obsessive protagonist of Annie Hartnett’s Rabbit Cake. Elvis’s peculiar proclivities stem in part from her mother, a failed naturalist who settled for teaching in community college in Alabama. Mom herself harbors quite a bit of quirk. For…

More than Weirdness Machines: The Inequality of Hurricanes in Fiction

I wrote this post right after Hurricane Matthew, but my life was so scrambled that it never got posted. The following are my belated thoughts on hurricanes in fiction. Like many of my fellow Floridians, I evacuated for Hurricane Matthew. As I’m writing this, it’s been nearly a week since it hit. I’m still without…

Litsy A-to-Z Reading Challenge

Read 26 books, each with an author whose last name starts with a different letter. If you’re on Litsy, follow me: @becky_renner, and click this link to join in the fun.

Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017

I seem to be a literary glutton for punishment this year. Not only am I writing a novel, I’m planning to read gobs of them as well. (As I should be.) I already have all the books I agreed to review (and I’m SO behind), not to mention my personal reading list for my MFA this semester….

Six Oscar-Nominated Movies Based on Books

This year, the Academy Awards will air on February 26th this year. Several of the movies nominated are based on books or stories. Arrival (2016) is the story of an alien arrival on planet Earth and the linguistics professor, played by Amy Adams, who endeavors to interpret the language of the alien visitors. Arrival is nominated for…

Book Giveaway!

Hello lovely people of Internetlandia, I’m doing my first book giveaway. It’s hosted on rafflecopter, and you can enter to win one of these beautiful books: View this post on Instagram I'm doing my first giveaway! Enter to win your choice of one of these books! Just repost this pic and tag me. Or comment…