Book Reviews, Random Ramblings, Writing

How to Write a Novel with Multiple Storylines

What do The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel have in common? They're all award-winning stories written by talented authors. Yet, these three books are also different genres, different styles of writing, different timelines and locations, different points of view, different everything! So what do… Continue reading How to Write a Novel with Multiple Storylines

Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher #BannedBooksWeek

*Drum Roll* And the #1 Most Challenged book of 2017 is... Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher, originally published in October of 2007. I listened to the audio edition of this book last week, in September 2018. Honestly, this book was a lot tamer than I expected considering all the controversy.  In the interest… Continue reading Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher #BannedBooksWeek

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Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell #BannedBooksWeek

Eleanor & Park was written by Rainbow Rowell and was published in February of 2013. Sadly, this book also regularly makes it to banned books lists. I often suspect that the people who ban books have never read the books they hate or have skimmed the books, found a curse word, and dismissed the book entirely.… Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell #BannedBooksWeek