The best books I’ve read so far in 2022

It’s almost July, which is crazy for two reasons. I can’t believe the year is almost over. I also can’t believe we’re still here as a species.  While this year so far has been a struggle, at least my reading game’s been on point. So let’s take a moment to check out the top tenContinue reading “The best books I’ve read so far in 2022”

Why Gods of Jade and Shadow works

Last year I talked about why a book called Mexican Gothic worked. It turned out to be one of my favorite books of 2020. It was good enough to convince me I needed to lay hands on every other book Sylvia Moreno-Garcia ever wrote or will write. On the off chance she reads this review,Continue reading “Why Gods of Jade and Shadow works”

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

Welcome to another edition of the Paper Beats World book club.  Here I talk about books I love that I think you’ll love too.  Some of them are indie books I was really impressed by.  Some of them are books I think every writer should read.  This month, it’s the latter. Now, you should knowContinue reading “Bossypants, by Tina Fey”

Book Review, Nightblade

A few months ago, I started reading indie books to review.  I really love the whole concept, you know?  Self publishing, being like an indie band, selling copies of books out of our trunks.  Still flat broke but with some die hard fans.  I mean, how cool would that be? For the longest time, I’veContinue reading “Book Review, Nightblade”