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Book Review: The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus

I received an ARC e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. The title of Maurice Broaddus’ collection of short stories and brief description hooked me immediately. The idea that each story carries a voice of a martyr, an important voice that was silenced by those in power, was very intriguing¬†to … Continue reading

The Secret Behind My Ratings

Today I will share with you all my thought process behind reviewing board games and books. Specifically, I want to share the how I approach reviewing and why I have selected this method. When I read other people’s reviews, I find a variety of different ways folks structure their reviews and rate or recommend them … Continue reading

Book Review: The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. Author Indrajit Garai presents three short stories in volume 1 of his short story collections: The Sacrifice. Like many of the collections of short stories I have read over the course of the past couple of months, Indrajit Garai … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Time Stories (Spoiler Free)

Time Stories is a cooperative story-driven, choose your own adventure puzzle game for 2-4 players. In the game, players assume the role of time agents trained to go into the past to fix temporal anomalies. Time Stories is a disposable game. When you buy Time Stories, you are buying a game system that comes with … Continue reading

Book Review: Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. This short story collection is like no other I have read in the past year. Vanessa Hua presents ten stories all involving the theme of deceit, lies, or hiding the truth. All ten stories center around immigrant families in … Continue reading

The Versatile Blogger Award

THE RULES: Display award Thank the person who gave this award (and include a link to their blog) Share seven things about yourself Nominate ten (we will see) bloggers I was tagged by the wonderful Wendy @¬†What the Log! Thank you very much! SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME: 1. I live where I work. (And no, … Continue reading

Blog Goals: 2017

As we enter 2017, I was thinking about what I want to do with my blog this year. Below I have outlined some goals and some challenges I will be doing this year! Check out the challenges page! Diversity Bingo I will be participating in Diversity Bingo for 2017. The goal is to read a … Continue reading

Goodbye 2016: A Wrap Up

Here we are, at the end of 2016. For many this has been a hard year, experiencing one tragedy after the next. 2016 exposed a lot of what we intellectually knew about the United States and the culture here, but in real ways we have not necessarily seen. 2016 brought systemic oppression out from the … Continue reading

Top 25 Board Games 2016 Edition Part 2

We are back with my top 25 games as of 2016! This was extremely challenging to put together because of all the fantastic games that exist. So how exactly do I go about creating these lists? I get a list of all the games I have played, rated over a 7 out of 10. I … Continue reading

Top 10 Books Read in 2016

Let’s talk about book! I read over 70 books this year and I read some really good ones. Stories that engaged me, stories that evoked emotions, stories I could not put down until I finished. I went through all the books I read and I picked out 12 I knew I had to feature. All … Continue reading

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