Monthly Recaps

2016: February Recap

Catch up with the latest posts from Mermaid Vision Books with this handy guide to the month!

February’s over, but March’s start isn’t looking to be much better, what with a snowstorm on the horizon. Good thing I’ve got you covered with some awesome new reading (if I do say so myself)!

Over at Women Write About Comics, I talked about how Pride + Prejudice + Zombies was not enough of anything to please me, and reviewed the final issue of Zodiac Starforce with fellow staffers Ginnis and Desiree.

Some of the news I covered at The Thursday Book Beat: diversity discussions in the romance novel communitynew Harry Potter book O M G, a Kickstarter to fund a documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin’s life, and the death of Harper Lee.

I was a busy Book Rioter this month as well! If you’re looking for YA short story collections to try out, I’ve got some recommendations for you. Celeste Ng was a lovely and insightful interviewee, sharing some of the work involved in the crafting of her novel Everything I Never Told You. I also talked about how libraries helped make me a fan of musical theatre, which likely won’t surprise many of you.

Here’s hoping March will bring some sunny days that will let me do some reading outside!

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2016 February recap - MVB

Stars Above | Ask Me How I Got Here (May 2016) | A Bollywood Affair

The Legend of Wonder Woman #2 | Ms. Marvel (2015) #4 | Into the Dim | Bitch Planet #7

2016 February reviews - MVB

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig: “Sometimes you encounter a book that you recognize as a kindred spirit, a story that will draw you in and hold you close, even as it takes you on an adventure you never realized you wanted.”

Giant Days, Volume 1 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Whitney Cogar: “This isn’t the story of university students pursuing education with nothing but intellectual fire in their eyes. It’s the story of everything else that happens during university, the moments that see you growing up and learning about yourself as you study long-dead historical figures and complicated diagrams.”

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab: “A Gathering of Shadows not only moves the plot forward, but it also gives each character–Lila, Kell, Rhy–their own platform to stand on, with or without the others.”


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