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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon

Dec. 29, 2018

What the world needs more is people of color representation and author Sandhya Menon is fighting to give the world just that. As an Indian-American young adult novelist, Menon wants to show off her creations of Indian-American characters based in situations that do not necessarily pertain to their culture. In other words, she wants to normalize Indian characters and I'm all for it.

Menon's first published book, When Dimple Met Rishi, features Dimple Shah, ...

A year in review: 2018

Dec. 23, 2018

No, it hasn't quite been a year yet for this blog, but I thought it would be a good time to wrap up 2018 with a short blog post.

I came into this year with a determined resolution: read 20 or more books over the span of a year. I even decided to team up with my friend Ian, who made me this wonderful website from scratch.

Just to show you how ...

Giving Power to the Light

Dec. 12, 2018

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. - Victor Hugo

I'd like to say that I'm the least afraid of the dark of my two siblings and I. I ventured into the basement in the nighttime, where the only light came from the moon, several times during my childhood. I still walk in the hall without even a smidge of brightness and I may or may not bump into a ...

Deadly Class

Nov. 12, 2018

What would you do if you came to a school where you didn't have to participate in gym classes or science projects? You'd rejoice, right? At King's Dominion, they swap out gym and biology for courses on hand-to-hand combat and poison.

Clearly, King's Dominion Atelier of Deadly Arts isn't your typical high school. Based in San Francisco, it is one setting of Rick Remender and Wes Craig's Deadly Class, from Image Comics. It is ...

Charlene Ross | Author Interview

Sept. 20, 2018

Charlene Ross is an author hailing from Southern California. Wife and mother of two, she works hard to spill her imagination onto paper (or screen). Her novel, Another Shot at Love, allows readers to take a look into Laney Delaney's (yes, that is her name) rollercoaster-like life. I received Another Shot at Love through LibraryThing and her publisher, Velvet Morning Press. I was truly smitten with the book. I was lucky to have the chance ...