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Banned Book Club’s BoTM: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Banned Book Club is a meme I host where we read one historically challenged book a month. We support free speech and fight censorship every chance we get. Join our Goodreads group and DM me on Twitter to join our group chat.   Book of the month (May 2018): The Absolutely True Diary of a…… Continue reading Banned Book Club’s BoTM: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell by Roy Sekoff

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I know, I know, I’m supposed to be on a NetGalley hiatus, but do you see that title? How can I, Shruti Ramanujam, ever stay away from a book with such…… Continue reading Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell by Roy Sekoff

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Chai Break: Is it okay to love the art but hate the artist?

Hiya, nerds! Welcome to yet another discussion post here on the blog. Today, we’re going to be discussing a topic that’s been plaguing my thoughts for the past few weeks. Should an artist’s actions outside of their craft have an impact on how we perceive their art? If you’re a part of our Banned Book…… Continue reading Chai Break: Is it okay to love the art but hate the artist?

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Banned, challenged, authorship questioned: My take on the controversial book, Go Ask Alice.

This book was in my TBR for the longest time before I finally read it for Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. Read on to find out my take on this extremely controversial book. Goodreads synopsis: A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you’ve had it, there…… Continue reading Banned, challenged, authorship questioned: My take on the controversial book, Go Ask Alice.

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5 ways you should not react when that annoying friend says they don’t read.

If, like yours truly, you’re a bookworm, you probably lead with talking about your love for books while trying to make friends as an adult. In response to your almost incoherent gushing about how books are your babies, some people smile and nod. Some say a long-drawn-out “nice”, the only response they have to almost…… Continue reading 5 ways you should not react when that annoying friend says they don’t read.

Banned Book Club

Have you joined our Banned Book Club yet?

Hiya, nerds! I’ve got some big news for you! We’re starting a new meme, the Banned Book Club. Banned Book Club meme Banned Book Club is a monthly meme at This is Lit to encourage readers to read more challenged and banned books. We’ll pick a challenged book each month and read and review it…… Continue reading Have you joined our Banned Book Club yet?

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I don’t know if you noticed, but this is all I’ve talked about both here and on Twitter this past week. I finally picked up Simon and boy, what a great decision it was! Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email…… Continue reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli