I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel like mine and my family’s eating habits have changed since we’re home 99% of the home under pandemic isolation. Obviously, I’m tempted to eat more frequently because the pantry and fridge are RIGHT THERE. And when I cook dinner, I’ve tried to be more purposeful about…

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cover of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild video game

I’ve played Zelda in its various incarnations for years, since Nintendo 64, always playing 100% through the games. So it wasn’t a surprise to me that I loved this game, with a few caveats. Want the details? Read on… Awesome Gameplay The gameplay was awesome: For me, that means there’s enough of a challenge defeating…

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A beautiful, young black woman with light-colored eyes and tribal-like hair, over the titular words

It’s not often you find science fiction books with black main characters (at least in my experience), especially in YA, but I found one such book–actually, three–and highly recommend it. It’s Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor. What is Binti About? From Amazon: Binti, a young Himba girl, has the chance of a lifetime:…

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Say you’re someone who, because of the current pandemic, lost their job. You’re desperately looking for another full-time job–among so many others–while trying to come up with ways to earn money online as a possible alternate source of income in the meantime. Or say you’re a married someone who stays at home and cares for…

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Whether you’re a fan of historical fiction or fantasy fiction, middle-grade or young-adult, you’ll find something to be a fan of in Jennifer Nielsen’s books. She’s written 18 books, 3 of them historical and 15 of them fantasy, and she’s coming out with another historical and another fantasy in the next year. If you want…

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All the Featured Saints by Maggie Steifvater

Certain authors have a way of describing both characters and setting that synergistically rouses both a shine of style and a patina of point-of-view that is entirely unique but patently important to the telling of a particular story. Maggie Steifvater is one such author, and All the Crooked Saints is one of those stories. What…

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Last week, I shared with you some books on how to not be scared. I know a lot of you are at least nervous or shaken, if not downright quivering in your boots with the fear of possibly getting sick with the corona virus, watching a loved one get sick, or losing your job. I…

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What do I say about a book that I didn’t particularly like, but that some of you might? The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas was this book, and while I found it to be of sound construction, it did not “float my boat.” However, the things I didn’t particularly enjoy or connect with…

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fearless mind cover

If you’re freaking out about this whole pandemic, please know I’m thinking about you. To the extent that I can offer comfort from afar, let me share with you the top five secular books that have allayed my fears, not only during these hard times, but in others as well: 1. The Fearless Mind: Description…

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