Murderbot Taught Me About Myself. And About Humans, Too

My absolute favourite series of the last few years is The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. It is made up of several novellas and a recent novel, Network Effect. Turns out, I am far from alone. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who does not like this book or series. Murderbot is grumpy. Murderbot is…More

Finding New Diverse Authors to Love

You are hopefully already convinced of the importance of diversity in your reading choices. With the upheaval of the past year, there has been a long-overdue public conversation on how crucial it is to listen to those that have been excluded. Antiracist books and reading lists have been a part of this conversation, as is…More

The Right Book (For You) Helps in Dark Times

If you can find it, the right book at the right time can be a balm. It can ease the rawness caused by, for example, a pandemic, abuses of power, or widespread social unrest. Partially, this is because reading offers a distraction or an escape. But, there are actually more reasons that the right book…More

QualityLand Book Review: What If the Algorithms Are Wrong

If you’re reading this, you’re on the internet. If you’re on the internet, I’m willing to bet there is an algorithm working right now, trying to figure out what you’d like to buy. It’s pretty much impossible to get away from ads for more of whatever you were just looking at, or ordered, online. Sometimes…More