Review: “That Inevitable Victorian Thing” by E.K. Johnston

really want to rate this book higher, but I can’t. Initially, I enjoyed it but soon, the plot became stagnant and the ending just threw me for a loop. Not that I didn’t like it. It was…interesting, to say the least, but I can only foresee a handful of problems with it.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Recs for Those on the Fence about YA Contemporary

Top Ten Tuesday has been on a hiatus ever since Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish has been on maternity leave. But I’m glad to be back with the themes, and I’m really excited to share this one with you. The overall topic is “10 Book Recommendations for _________” and you can insert whatever you want. I decided to go with YA contemporaries since I used to not read them at all. But over the past year or so, I’ve definitely read some great ones, and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! 🙂

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Review: “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” by E.K. Johnston

Oh my, another contemporary/realistic read for me? 😮 Shocking, I know but after reading this book and truthfully after reading the description of the book, I felt this would be an important read. Tackling subjects like what happened to the main character in the book is extremely important. We, as readers and as people, need to know we are not alone in our experiences.

So here’s my disclaimer: The book’s main character was raped. This is a trigger warning.

And if this happened to you or anyone you know, please know you are not alone. There is help and hope in even the darkest times. I will reiterate what the author herself said: There is support for you. If you live in the US, there is the National Sexual Violence Resource Center ( and the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN —

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