Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 173


The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones | Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning | More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera | Uprooted by Naomi Novik | Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit | All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds | Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay | Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill


Even though life has been hectic lately, the instinct to buy books is still in full force. And I blame a couple of books for prompting me to pick up more than I should: The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones and Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning. I am absolutely hopeless when I’m in the bookstore, so regardless of the pep talk I give myself before going in, I always manage to snag a few books that were not on my shopping list to begin with.

In all fairness, More Happy than Not was a book I’ve been dying to read since I’ve seen it around the blogosphere. As well, Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay. This year, I wanted to add more non-fiction to my arsenal – specifically about feminism and biographies of interesting people as well. I also have this morbid insatiable curiosity about American politics so I’ve started unearthing some books about that.

My project will be officially done this week, so I think I’ll be able to get back to the swing of things soon. I’m sorry if I’ve been MIA. I promise to get back to you all soon.


I don’t understand why we’re so quick to jump on our fellow bloggers’ throat when they disagree with our own opinions. I hope it will not come to a point when we’ll let our fear of ridicule silence our thoughts about blogging and books. Nick and Nereyda confessed to their honest opinions about a lot of things, but some of us have taken offense. I just want to say that somebody’s opinions are not facts. You can either take it in stride or debate with them in a civilized manner. To Nick and Nereyda, keep doing you. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you love. Your blog is your own and you have the right to write whatever it is you want to write.



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