Mini-Review: ‘Fence, Vol. 1’ by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad (illus.)

This volume collects Issues #1-4 of 'Fence'. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA contemporary (sports); graphic novel/comicPublication: 2018Pages: 112 (paperback) Synopsis: Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete.  After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Fence, Vol. 1’ by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad (illus.)

Life update + Mini Review: ‘The Tea Dragon Society’, #1 by Kay O’Neill

What's going on in my life - reading and otherwise! Hi, hello, how are you? It's been a while... I know I've been really quiet on here recently with posting and blog-hopping - I've been working all January (and most of Dec) on my PhD applications so I've just been too exhausted to do much … Continue reading Life update + Mini Review: ‘The Tea Dragon Society’, #1 by Kay O’Neill

Mini-review: ‘Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy’ by Stevenson et al.

Rating: 4/5 paper planes Created by: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen (Illustrator), Maarta Laiho (Colourist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer)Genre: Middle Grade adventure comic/graphic novelPublication: April 2015Pages: 128 (paperback)Synopsis: FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! This volume collects Issues #1-4. At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, … Continue reading Mini-review: ‘Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy’ by Stevenson et al.

#5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

Here are five books I want to read that have some form of pastel colour in their covers! 'Solitaire' by Alice Oseman My name is Victoria Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman: A love letter to a love story

This is a little different to my normal book reviews. First of all, it's a Medium article, and I've gone into a lot more detail on the personal impact this comic has had on me and others in the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse community! I did a survey and received so many incredible responses, thank you … Continue reading ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman: A love letter to a love story

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Bought Because of Bookstagram

This week: ten books I decided to read following recommendations from bookstagram! I've been on bookstagram almost two years now (I started blogging there first, then expanded into WP after a year) and there are definitely a few books I own that I can directly trace back to another bookstagrammer's recommendation, beautiful photo, or my … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Bought Because of Bookstagram

Top 5 Saturday: Books to Read while Stuck Inside/Quarantined

Upcoming Topics 4/11/20 — Books with a Color in the Title 4/18/20 — Sibling Relationships 4/25/20 — Books Under 300 Pages Without further ado... 1. The 'Heartstopper' graphic novels by Alice Oseman Charlie, a highly-strung over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Books to Read while Stuck Inside/Quarantined

Mini-Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

"You're not the first one who thought you could HELP me... or FIX me... or SAVE me... You're not the first one who thought you could CARE about me until you found out how bad it really was." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: Science-Fiction-Fantasy (graphic novel) Synopsis: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

#FanartFriday: Heartstopper, Carry On and The School for Good and Evil

You know, sometimes I think we get too caught up in creating art for what other people might like - obviously, we want to please our audiences! We want our work to be appreciated! But I think it's just as important that artists themselves find joy or catharsis in what they create. I found that … Continue reading #FanartFriday: Heartstopper, Carry On and The School for Good and Evil

Mini-reviews: ‘Saga’ Vols. 1-4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Genre: Science-fiction (graphic novel/ongoing comic) Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. This story sweeps across space following the star-crossed young couple as they struggle to raise their baby in a hostile universe...including fending … Continue reading Mini-reviews: ‘Saga’ Vols. 1-4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples