Ranked: Deaf Characters in Fiction (UPDATED)

When it comes to representation in literature, deafness is very rare. So I decided to go on a quest to find as many fiction books as possible portraying deaf characters, and rank these representations from best to worst. Note: This post will be updated as I read more books with deaf characters. This means theContinue reading “Ranked: Deaf Characters in Fiction (UPDATED)”

Book Bundles: Sex Sells

Welcome to the Modcast’s newest blog series, Book Bundles. This is where we recommend two or more books based around a topic or theme. So you’ve got options! I’ll admit that my title for this one is a little misleading, but it’s undeniable: just the word “sex” can pique one’s interest. After all, you’re here,Continue reading “Book Bundles: Sex Sells”

Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 4

Welcome back to Hypocritisms, the series in which we list a few double standards we find in literature! If you’ve ever read a book, you might have noticed that sometimes there are some double standards.  All kinds. It’s not limited to gender roles or sexuality. Just like in real life, you see discrimination for aspectsContinue reading “Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 4”

The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff

Today I plan on delivering the best book recommendation anyone has ever read. I’m totally lying, my brain is fried from the semester. But I intend to convert some book readers! Behold!!!! Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire I’m going to go ahead and describe it as a contemporary adult romance novel. Abby Abernathy attends aContinue reading “The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff”

Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 3

Welcome back to Hypocritisms, the series in which we list a few double standards we find in literature! If you’ve ever read a book, you might have noticed that sometimes there are some double standards.  All kinds. It’s not limited to gender roles or sexuality. Just like in real life, you see discrimination for aspectsContinue reading “Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 3”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 8

 I recommend Ghost in the Tamarind: A Novel by Subramanian Shankar. It is a postcolonial story that takes place in India where a Brahmin boy, Ramu, finds a body of a laborer, Muragappa, under a tamarind tree. The time is pre-Independent India, and the class and caste boundaries prevent an investigation. Ramu cannot get theContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 8”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 7

Many know me as a tea addict, and my best friend so kindly gifted me a book titled The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See for my birthday. The story starts with a girl named Li-yan growing up in an indigenous Akha village in the high mountains of China. Li-yan falls in loveContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 7”

Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 2

Welcome back to Hypocritisms, the series in which we list a few double standards we find in literature! If you’ve ever read a book, you might have noticed that sometimes there are some double standards.  All kinds. It’s not limited to gender roles or sexuality. Just like in real life, you see discrimination for aspectsContinue reading “Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 2”