Reading Challenge
Reading Challenge / July 26, 2015

This year I have decided to create a challenge for myself and anyone else that would like to participate. Since I am starting this in the middle of year, there are two ways to complete it. Bingo Challenge- complete any row of 5 (as with traditional Bingo) Or… Extreme Bingo Challenge- complete all of the squares I am aiming to complete this challenge by the end of 2015. While I will be posting updates here on my site, I will also be posting updates on Instagram, Twitter, and possible Youtube using the hashtag #MyReadingBingo15 I look forward to completing this challenge and seeing the books that you read to complete your Reading Bingo Challenge.

The Saga Series
Saga #1
Book Review , Genre , Graphic Novel / July 15, 2015

As you know, I am a Christian woman. I review books from a literary, Christian, and, sometimes, parenting perspective.   This was my first time attempting to read a graphic novel. I had seen many people talking about how much they enjoyed reading the “Saga” series and without doing my research, I placed a hold on it at my local library. I was with my children, so without scanning the book, I checked it out. The librarian said that she loved reading it, so I was a bit excited, although taken back by the cover. Once I got in the car, my kids and I sat waiting to pick up a pizza and I thought this was the best time for me to scan its contents. Upon reading the first page, I was taken back by the profanity being used and although I would understand why in the second and third pages, it was inappropriate, from my perspective. With this understanding, I decided to quickly scan the rest of the book. As I did, I also decided that there was no need for me to read it in its entirety in order for me to review it from my, Christian…

God Help the Child
God Help the Child

When I first sat down to read this book, I was excited.  Not because I had ever read one of Toni Morrison’s books, but because of all the hype that had been given to her works alone.  Each one of the booktubers, that had mentioned any title written by Toni Morrison, gave such praise to her writings.  I own a few of her works because they were optional reads while I worked on my Bachelor’s degree in English, but I had never opted to actually read them.  Now that she had published a new book, I thought that this was the time. In the reviews that I had heard, praise was given to her writing style, depth of dealing with social issues, and emotional impression left on the reader.  I did not know how any of this would translate into actual content of the her books. Let first say that I am being very candid about the way that I say what I say because the content is “heavy,” for a lack of a better word…I’m sure that I could possibly find a better word, but I really want to write this review… Topics Discussed Child Abuse “God Help the…