As far as reading is concerned, the year is off to a great start. Here’s what I read to wrap up 2018 and kick off 2019.
Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Deb Caletti’s A Heart in a Body in the World reads like a battle cry for young women in the #MeToo era.
Page Turner Pierce Alquist is a publishing professional living and working in Boston. She's a Book Riot contributor and reviewer specializing in international literature in translation. A voracious traveler and foodie, you can find her in her kitchen making borscht or covered in red pepper paste as she perfects her kimchi recipe. You can find her on Twitter @PierceAlquist.
I write monthly YA reviews for BookPage, and I've been so lucky to receive a string of incredible novels over the past few months. In case you needed a reason to hightail it to your local independent bookstore, here are my 2018 reviews...so far.
While there will always be snobs and sticklers out there waiting to criticize us for reading and writing “the wrong things,” I think what’s important is that we’re reading and writing whatever we feel compelled to read and write.
Page Turners is part of my "Literary Luminary" series, featuring insights on writing and publishing straight from the folks who do it for a living. Page Turner Marie Sweetman is an acquisitions editor at Wayne State University Press in Detroit, MI. She acquires scholarly work in the areas of fairy-tale studies and film and media studies.
Oh, brother. Siblings are everywhere in literature – and in the real world, come to think of it – whether they’re causing trouble or swooping in to save the day. But when they form an alliance, ain’t nobody gonna hold ‘em back. So, to honor National Siblings Day and my real life little brother, here are some of my favorite literary siblings.
Issue 02 comes out this month, and I was lucky enough to convince Olivia to take a few minutes out of her day to chat with me about her experience with the magazine, and her hopes for its role in today's crazy world.