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Go Set a Watchman

THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS IN MY ANALYSIS. I GO PRETTY DEEP, SO IT CAN’T BE HELPED THIS TIME. I WILL WARN YOU FIRST. From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York

I’ll Give You the Sun

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened

Giovanni’s Room

Baldwin’s haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds himself unable to repress his impulses, despite his determination to live the conventional life he envisions for himself.

Kindred

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During

Persepolis

Coincidentally, the same day I started Until We are Free by Shirin Ebadi, I also started Persepolis, another book about Iran women. It always makes me smile to find parallels in my reading, and this unintentional match helped to further bridge the gap in my understanding of the struggle the authors went through. Marjane Satrapi, the author and

WWW Wednesday 3/23/2016

  I’m back from vacation and catching up on allllll the reading I need to do. I’ve also taken on a new project, so I’m extra busy. May be an every other day schedule for the next week or two, and then we’ll get rolling again. What are you currently reading? Switched On:  A Memoir

MARCH

February is Black History Month, so it is only fitting that for our AdultBooklr Graphic Novel pick we read MARCH by John Lewis. Yes, that John Lewis. Congressman John Lewis. March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the

Nimona

How was there ever a time when I did not love graphic novels? Story AND art? I was missing so much and I did not even know! I finally got my hands on Nimona, which was the AdultBooklr pick for November. I’m only just a little late, but…what can I do? I’m pretty resigned to never

WWW Wednesday 2/3/2016

  I updated my About page last night, so make sure you go check out my new mission for ILR! What are you currently reading?   Liar by Rob Roberge ReadWomen:  I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Graphic Novel:  March by John Lewis Reread:  The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender For Study:  The Ramayana by

Sex Criminals

This comic. This fucking comic. (PS, this review is rated R for Raunchy as Shit. Enjoy) You guys, I found my favorite comic. And it’s about a girl who can freeze time with her orgasms. She meets a guy who can do the same thing. They fall in love, do orgasmic time freezing shit, and rob
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