Meagan Reads Speculative Fiction: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Here’s another backlist I recently read as part of a book club with my coworkers. I figured since it’s been slated for production as a television show with HBO though, it might be relevant to some media fans. Readers beware: spoilers are ahead! Also, tw: sexual assault, rape, violence. Here’s a quick rundown of the story. TheContinue reading “Meagan Reads Speculative Fiction: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor”

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”

Annihilation Movie Review

The following post will contain spoilers of both the book and movie, so if you haven’t read or seen either one and don’t want to be spoiled, proceed with caution! I had had the book on my TBR for a while, and then when I saw that Gina Rodriguez and Oscar Isaac were going toContinue reading “Annihilation Movie Review”

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”

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 Poetry: Card of Fate by Duke of Quails

I was asked by a Goodreads author to review their book of poetry honestly, so here are my thoughts on Card of Fate by Duke of Quails. This collection of poetry deals with the subject of gambling addiction, mostly from the perspective of the addict. Each poem reiterates the vicious cycle of one more hit,Continue reading “Meagan Reads Poetry: Card of Fate by Duke of Quails”

Meagan Reads YA Horror: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

As part of my ongoing (and almost done!) reading challenge, I chose this young adult horror novel about a protagonist named Theseus Cassio (who prefers to go by Cas) for the category “a book you heard about because of this challenge.” Following in his father’s footsteps, Cas has become a ghost hunter with a planContinue reading “Meagan Reads YA Horror: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake”

Meagan Reads Classic Mystery: The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes

It’s been a while since I gave my insights to a book I’ve read. I’d like to get back into the habit with this classic mystery I just finished reading called The Lodger by Mari Belloc Lowndes, originally published in 1913. The story takes place in London, where a series of Jack the Ripper styleContinue reading “Meagan Reads Classic Mystery: The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes”