Ronan’s Dinosaur by Nadishka Aloysius: A Spoiler-Free Review

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Author: Nadishka Aloysius

Publication Date: April 23rd 2018

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Summary: When Ronan’s family moves away from their apartment over the summer to care for his ailing grandmother, he is befriended by a dinosaur that lives in his grandmother’s garden.

Rating: 3 / 5

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Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar: A Spoiler-Free Book Review

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Author: Neena H. Brar

Publisher: Penguide Books

Expected Publication Date: August 4th 2018

Genre: Mystery

Summary: Tied to Deceit follows Superintendent of Police Chief Vishwanath Sharma as he investigates a massive cast of characters potentially involved with the murder of hospital secretary Devika Singh in this fascinating whodunnit mystery.

Rating: 4 / 5

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June Wrap-Up 2018

June was definitely a mixed bag for me. I strayed pretty far from my TBR, but I did have some success in other areas. Since I have so many books left over from last month and a few new ones that I  need to review, I’m not going to post a Monthly TBR. Instead, I think I’m going to post my review schedule.

Other than my TBR failure, I had an excellent month. LA Progressive published an article I wrote on the influence of corporate donations to the American Congress and how they effect legislative action regarding the opioid crisis. You can find it here! It’s my first byline and I’m really proud.

I also started working with a second review company. It’s called Feathered Quill. My first review with them was  for Go Home, Afton by Brent Jones. Definitely check their website out! They have a lot of excellent reviews available.

Currently, I’m waiting to hear back from Longreads, where I’ve pitched an essay.

Here’s to hoping July’s TBR goes a little better!


The Saugatuck Story Festival and Writers’ Conference is a three-day event taking place from October 12th-14th in Westport, Connecticut.

This festival is chance to build community through story in a unique collaboration between the Westport Library and Staples High School.

Attendees will travel between walkable stages to view talks, performances, and other events will take place throughout Westport during the course of the Festival.

The one-day writers’ conference features panels for teens and adults, delivered by professionals working in the publishing industry and educators. With a focus on craft, writers will receive high-quality instruction.

For more information, check out the social media links below!

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9 Bookish Podcasts to Slay a Reading Slump

It happens to all of us at some point. It’s been three weeks since you read a book without DNFing it. Maybe you’re a college student who’s been burned out by hefty required reading lists. Maybe your work schedule demands every moment of everyday and you just don’t have the time. There’s a hundred different reasons to fall into a reading slump, but one thing is always the same- you feel guilty.

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May 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up

This month I read all the books on my May TBR as well as three extras.

I completed two reviews, both for Reader Views. Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers is a science fiction anthology edited by Sarena Ulibarri. It features short stories revolving around clean and renewable energy. The second is The Songs We Hide by Connie Hampton Connally, a historical fiction novel covering Hungary’s transition to communism in the early 1950’s.

I also read the first three manga volumes of My Hero Academia. My best friend got me into this series, and I’m loving both the manga and the anime so far.

A few days ago, I submitted a piece of fiction to Flash Fiction Online. I’m now waiting to hear back from them. They have a great selection of flash fiction to read through in all different genres. I highly recommend it!

Currently, I’m reading River’s Child by Mark Daniel Seiler and working on a new fantasy short story. On my Goodreads Challenge, I’m two books behind schedule, but I think I’ll be able to catch up on that this month.


The Saugatuck Story Festival and Writers’ Conference is a three-day event taking place from October 12th-14th in Westport, Connecticut.

This festival is chance to build community through story in a unique collaboration between the Westport Library and Staples High School.

Attendees will travel between walkable stages to view talks, performances, and other events will take place throughout Westport during the course of the Festival.

The one-day writers’ conference features panels for teens and adults, delivered by professionals working in the publishing industry and educators. With a focus on craft, writers will receive high-quality instruction.

For more information, check out the social media links below!

Event Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram