Reading Around the Globe

Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. I wanted to take the time to help educate those that live in the US/UK/EU/AUS that the privilege we experience is not universal and thought that one of the most constructive ways that I can boost marginalized voices is to help share their experiences. Continue reading

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

If you are looking for an action-packed story full of political intrigue, colonization, oppression, war, disillusionment, and religious fervor... this is the first-in-duology book for you! These Rebel Waves is not quite what I expected (pirates sailing the open seas 🏴‍☠️), but fortunately for me I love books like this! I think that if you have expectations about this being your typical pirate adventure you will be disappointed, so it is important to go in knowing what to expect with this one since the blurb doesn't really help in that respect and the rumors circulating about this being about gay pirates are setting people up for disappointment. Continue reading

50 things that make me happy

I saw this over at Rattle the Stars and it was as if the post popped up in my WP Reader at just the right time in my life! I have been so stressed out lately and trying to manage a blip in my mental health -- taking a pause to think about the little things that bring me joy was a really good exercise for me. So... here's a list of 50 little things that make me happy!  Continue reading

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

I had such high hopes for Bellewether but unfortunately I have fallen victim of another book whose blurb is more interesting that the story itself. I'm disappointed and to be honest a little angry. I haven't read anything by Kearsley before so I was not aware of her formulaic approach to historical fiction (always multiple POVs that span different time periods being my main issue; see Amber's review for a breakdown). This is definitely a beach read and if you go in expecting a light beach read I think you will enjoy this; but if you are looking for higher-level than a prettily written story with minimal romance and minimal character development you will likely be disappointed.