The Vanished Birds

I haven’t seen this one around much and I’m not sure I’ve seen any real reviews of it, but for some reason, I found myself drawn to it. I didn’t even really know what it was about, to be honest, other than a vague idea that it was a sci-fi standalone (a rare thing, and… Continue reading The Vanished Birds


Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

I picked up this collection of poetry in honor of Native American Heritage Month. There are so many ways to read diversely, and I try to vary them, but it’s difficult. So using these “official” recognition months as a guide throughout the year is very helpful for me. Plus, this was the theme for November… Continue reading Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

Contemporary Literature

A Visit From the Goon Squad

This is the very first book that I am crossing off my Beat the Backlist 2018 Reading Challenge List! Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, this is definitely a pre-2018 publication. And one that has been on my list for quite some time. It has such an attention-grabbing title, for starters, and flipping through it,… Continue reading A Visit From the Goon Squad