Fantasy · Young Adult


Magic, King Arthur and a UNC-Chapel Hill setting? I’m not entirely sure that there’s a book more in line with my life and interests than that. Plus, every single review I’ve read has been glowing. So really there was never a chance I didn’t read this one. Expectations were high. And wow – it stood… Continue reading Legendborn


Braiding Sweetgrass

I'm not traditionally into nature writing (The New Wilderness and Where the Crawdads Sing were good, but like, not something I would search out really). But this one has had a waitlist at the library literally since I started here over a year ago. That's the kind of thing that really catches one's attention, especially… Continue reading Braiding Sweetgrass

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Funny story about how this one found its way onto my shelves. One of our major vices (if you will), nutritionally, is pop tarts. We eat a lot of them. If you are curious, my partner is a “brown sugar cinnamon” person. And I alternate between “chocolate chip cookie dough” and “unfrosted strawberry” (I know,… Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay


The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

This is one of those like, "real nonfiction" books that until not that long ago would have really intimidated me. But I am getting more and more into nonfiction and have also figured out the use of audiobooks, with the physical book on hand as reference, that really works for me as far as moving through them.… Continue reading The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee