Showing posts from April, 2024

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Puzzled!

So tired, y'all, but making it through! Finals are kind-of-sort-of happening in grad school right now, and then independent of that, there's about 7300 different things on my schedule, which are both fun and exhausting! Even so, I am determined to keep blogging—getting to nerd out about books with you all has made this month so much more tolerable! I finished one graphic memoir this week, plus I have some other book-related things to discuss. So let's dive in! Middle Grade: Puzzled A Memoir about Growing Up with OCD Written and illustrated by Pan Cooke Graphic memoir · 2024 Recommended by Kellee Moye Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · Growing up with undiagnosed OCD sure isn’t easy, and here Pan Cooke shares his own experiences with that condition in a graphic-novel memoir that is as funny as it is powerfully candid and openhearted. Pan Cooke is ten years old when anxious thoughts begin to take over his brain like pieces of an i

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Spotlighting three indie bookstores in Texas!

This is sort of a weird post, because I don't have any reviews for y'all today—mainly because I've been a bit of an Agent of Chaos™ this last week and haven't finished any books! (I'm in the middle of two graphic novels simultaneously, which is living dangerously for me, and probably the reason I haven't finished either one.) So instead of book reviews, I figured I'd share something else with y'all! Over the last month, through different kindnesses and strokes of luck, I have gotten to visit three different indie bookstores across the state of Texas. I don't live close to an indie bookstore, so this has been an absurd privilege (and an absurd drain on my family's bank account, thanks to my purchases...). I wanted to share about these bookstores so that, if you ever get the chance to visit these cities in Texas, you know where to stop, and if you don't, at least you can vicariously enjoy their delights through my photographs! It honestly just