When I started the “Reading Diversely” book project in 2017, I was frustrated and I was aware that the “mainstream” books that received marketing money and were likely to be recommended and receive awards most often were dominated by white men. I wasn’t angry. Yet. Over the course of that year, I fell back in … More A 2020 Update: Black Lives Matter, and BIPOC book resources
Hello everyone! It has been a while since I posted on this site, and I wanted to remind you all that if you are interested in my more recent experiences in books and more, you can follow me over on factandfables.com! I haven’t been writing this past year, but I am back and raring to … More Fact and Fables
Hello Everyone, I am still getting some of my new website up, but for now, I am still blogging at Fact and Fable, which you can find at factandfables.com. Eventually, I will have some products available and I will be posting about books, podcasts, TV and much more. At the moment, I only have … More New Website!
Hello Everyone, This was not a fun post to write, but in the interest of helping others navigate the recent spate of accusations towards some well-known men and women in publishing, I wanted to highlight some recent disturbing allegations made towards some well known authors. Whether or not this will change the books you read, … More #Me Too comes to publishing
Hello Everyone, This week is a little different because I actually didn’t finish a book I am ready to talk about yet. I am still making my way through Anne of Green Gables, but other than that I really struggled to find a book I was excited about this week. The first thing that happened … More Week 42: On not finishing books, and binge watching TV
Hello Everyone, This week I actually read a TON, but this is mostly because I decided to start the year off by returning to the Anne of Green Gable series. I want to tackle these as a whole, and since I still have a few left, you will be hearing about Anne in a future … More Week 41: A book from home
Hello Everyone, Well, this week is the first week of my last three months of this project. In the past 9 months, I have read over 90 books, most of which were by women, people of color, or others who come from groups that are often marginalized. I have spent much of this time in … More Third Quarter Update: Goodbye 2017!
Recently I found out about an organization that I cannot believe I am just hearing about now. According to its website, “VIDA is a non-profit feminist organization committed to creating transparency around the lack of gender parity in the literary landscape and to amplifying historically marginalized voices, including people of color; writers with disabilities; and … More The VIDA Count: A fantastic organization that is highlighting the sorry state of diversity in publishing
The Kirkus Reviews is an organization that reviews books for booksellers and librarians (and readers). Every year, they choose certain books to give starred reviews to, and these books are nominated for the Kirkus Reviews Prize. The following books were selected as the best books on this list. The winner will be chosen from these … More Book Prizes: Kirkus Reviews Prize
I’m sorry everyone, but this past week has been crazy on many levels, and I have decided to post a combined update this weekend instead of trying to write something this week. However, I did want to say that I have been deeply saddened by the events in the United States over the past week … More Tentative Thoughts on Charlottesville: Not a Weekly Update