Meagan Reads Poetry: Past Life Invisible by Daniel Haskin

It took me some time to get through this and finally get around to reviewing it, not because it’s a slog to get through (far from it), but rather just due to my hectic schedule. I would like to summarize my overall thoughts about this collection with the statement that it is a reader friendlyContinue reading “Meagan Reads Poetry: Past Life Invisible by Daniel Haskin”

Meagan Reads SciFi: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

I’ve been participating in the MadLibs Reading Challenge 2018, and I chose this book as one of the “noun” categories. Be warned that spoilers are coming ahead, so if you plan on reading the book, do not pass this line! Annihilation is a relatively short read, but don’t let it’s small size fool you. ThereContinue reading “Meagan Reads SciFi: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer”

Meagan Reads YA Fiction: Wrecked by Maria Padian

This is a post I made for my cousin’s blog. Click the link below to see the full review. This one is a bit of a backlist, as it was published in 2016. However, its contents and story are still relevant, as they have always been, and as I fear they may always be. IContinue reading “Meagan Reads YA Fiction: Wrecked by Maria Padian”

Meagan Reads Nonfiction: Hunger: A Memoir of (my) Body by Roxane Gay

I’ve started contributing to my cousin’s blog. Here’s my first post on her site! Hi everyone! I’m a new contributor to Chronicles of a Music Journalist, as requested by my cousin. My name’s Meagan and I’ll start my debut here with a review of Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Memoir of (my) Body. Gay is anContinue reading “Meagan Reads Nonfiction: Hunger: A Memoir of (my) Body by Roxane Gay”

Why It’s Important to Diversify Your Reading

I’ve spent the last two and a half years reading for a book challenge my best friend and I decided to take on. She’s a much faster reader than I am and finished in about a year. It was the first time I’d ever done a reading challenge. Before I chose my books by whateverContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Diversify Your Reading”

Growing Up With Anne of Green Gables

It took me a little over two years, but I finally finished the 26 book reading challenge! I ended the two-year endeavor with the category “a book you love, read it again,” with Anne of Green Gables. I read this book so many times between 4th and 6th grade that I lost count of howContinue reading “Growing Up With Anne of Green Gables”

Meagan Reads YA Fantasy: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

I finished reading the first in the Brooklyn Brujas series, Labyrinth Lost, a few days ago. I decided to sit on my experience for a bit before writing about it. I want to talk about how I discovered the book in the first place. Thanks to various Goodreads book giveaways, the novel was put onContinue reading “Meagan Reads YA Fantasy: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova”

Meagan Reads Sci-Fi: The Martian by Andy Weir

I feel like it’s been a while since I picked up a book that made me really excited and breeze through it so fast, even with a full-time job and part-time grad school. Andy Weir’s The Martian did that for me. I read it as my 24th book for my 26 book reading challenge (almostContinue reading “Meagan Reads Sci-Fi: The Martian by Andy Weir”

How a Reader Became a Comic Book Fan: The Comic Book Kid

I was not, in fact, a comic book kid. They just weren’t something on my radar as a child reader. I had a subscription to a Barbie book club. I frequented the library, and eventually as I got older, Borders Bookstore. But comics were just never introduced to me. There was never any negative attitudeContinue reading “How a Reader Became a Comic Book Fan: The Comic Book Kid”

A New Way to Book Club

After several years of liking one another’s Goodreads and Facebook statuses, my cousins and I finally had the brilliant idea to start a family book club. Virtual, of course, as we are spread around South and Central Florida, Virginia, and New Jersey. The only problem is, with such varied schedules and reading speeds, picking oneContinue reading “A New Way to Book Club”