Voting With a Porpoise [Sean Callahan and Russell Glass]

Sean Callahan and Russell Glass' Voting With a Porpoise is probably the most important children's book I've seen published lately. It's filled with clever rhymes and captivating illustrations. The book uses an incredibly clever story to entice children into understanding the importance of voting. And this is all in the hopes that one day, when they're old…

Guide to ARCs; How to Increase Your NetGalley Ratio Quickly

When you're reviewing books on NetGalley, one of the things that matters most is your Feedback Ratio. This is where we get into things like the 80% badge, auto-approvals, and top reviewers. To date, 72 of my NetGalley reviews have been featured and been auto-approved by 12 publishers.  These pieces all play an important role…

#NotMyAriel is BS and Here’s Why

I posted just a few days ago about the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action Little Mermaid adaption. It was a quick post and it was really all I ever planned on saying about the matter. But with the new hashtag #NotMyAriel somehow trending, I've suddenly found myself in the position…

Speaking of The Little Mermaid

Perhaps it's fate--though really, it's probably just irony--that somehow I bring up The Little Mermaid in my last post and the next thing I know I see an announcement on Twitter regarding the fact that Halle Bailey has just been cast as Ariel for Disney's live-action remake! Sadly, but not surprisingly, this has already brought the racists…

Depression and Audiobooks in the Morning

I don't talk about this often, really, since my depression is just that. My depression. And while I consider myself fairly open with my readers, this has always been an area of my life that I've kept private. In fact, it's so private that I almost never even discuss it with my boyfriend, preferring instead…