Tag: Challenges

#NaBloWriMo Week Three Sunday Wrap Up!

Can you believe it’s already almost the end of November? I’ve spent my week off buried in books–four finished ones! I also completed my Goodreads goal:   Here’s the lineup of reviews I’ve had for you this week: Chronicles of a Liquid Society by Umberto Eco The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Difficult Women

Naoki Higashida: The Reason I Jump

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never

Roxane Gay: Difficult Women

Read When Safe Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State—which earned rave reviews and was selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, NPR, the Boston Globe, and Kirkus—and her New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of

WWW Wednesday 11/15/2017 #NaBloWriMo Edition

  Welcome to Week #3 of #NaBloWriMo! Here’s what is going on this week!   What are you currently reading? The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson For Study:  Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (FINALLY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!)   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the link below to see

SA Chakraborty: City of Brass

Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts Nahri

Umberto Eco: Chronicles of a Liquid Society

A posthumous collection of essays about the modern world from one of Europe’s greatest, and best-selling, literary figures Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in

Edwidge Danticat: Anacaona

With her signature narrative grace, Edwidge Danticat brings Haiti’s beautiful queen Anacaona to life. Queen Anacaona was the wife of one of her island’s rulers, and a composer of songs and poems, making her popular among her people. Haiti was relatively quiet until the Spanish conquistadors discovered the island and began to settle there in
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