That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

3.5 stars The Virgil County High School Massacre changed the lives of Lee and many others in her community. And three years after the massacre and when her best friend was killed, Lee decides she must speak up against the falsehoods published about the shooting. Specifically on her best friend Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming … Continue reading That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

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Over 35 Books!: June & July 2018 Book Haul (minus Book Con): Part 2

Welcome back to another week of "Vicky-was-not-ready-to-write-5000-words-of-thank-you's-in-one-post" with part 2 of my book haul from June & July! If you haven't read it already, check out the books I received in June in Part 1 here! This post is all about my July book haul & the cool swag I received...*wink wink* This is probably … Continue reading Over 35 Books!: June & July 2018 Book Haul (minus Book Con): Part 2

A Discussion on BooksForTrade & How It Fits into Inclusivity in the Community

Last Tuesday I posted a short skit/screenplay thing I wrote about #booksfortrade that I hoped was a more humorous, different take of opening up the discussion for today's post! (If you haven't read it yet, you can find it here! It's a good precursor to this discussion, but I do admit it's probably not necessary … Continue reading A Discussion on BooksForTrade & How It Fits into Inclusivity in the Community

Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)

I preemptively apologize for how US centric this post is, but also I'm the type of person who likes to torture myself reading about cons I could never go to and plan trips that will never happen (aka me watching the ALA posts last weekend) and I thought I'd never make it to BookCon, but … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)

Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

4.5 stars It didn't take long for Emmett Atwater to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world, trying to extract enough nyxia to satisfy … Continue reading Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

More than 45 Books, Oh My!: April & May 2018 Book Haul

Y'know, I've been putting off this post for a while now because of the big glaring question: "Vicky, isn't this post just a little bit hypocritical of you?" Yes and no. Yes because making large book hauls a standard is generally harmful & continues to perpetuate the American standard of owning physical books. You don't … Continue reading More than 45 Books, Oh My!: April & May 2018 Book Haul

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (ARC): Bollywood Movies, Fate, and that Happily Ever After

4.5 stars When what should have been the love of her life hooks up with another girl, Winnie is shocked that the pandit's prediction was incorrect. Even though she wasn't convinced Raj was supposed to be her soulmate, their love was written in the stars. What makes it worse is that Raj is crowned chair … Continue reading My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (ARC): Bollywood Movies, Fate, and that Happily Ever After