Tag: february

Zadie Smith: Swing Time

Two brown girls dream of being dancers–but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited,

WWW Wednesday 2/22/2017

  I have a new Support the Blog Page! Go check it out if you are so inclined!   What are you currently reading? The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh For Study:  The Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the

Han Kang–Human Acts

From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a rare and astonishing (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice. In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected

Jacqueline Woodson: Feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers,” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more holy.”There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new

WWW Wednesday 2/15/2017

  I have a new Support the Blog Page! Go check it out if you are so inclined!   What are you currently reading? Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys For Study:  The Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the link below

Amanda Eyre Ward: The Nearness of You

In this profound and lyrical novel, acclaimed author Amanda Eyre Ward explores the deeper meanings of motherhood—from the first blissful hello to the heart-wrenching prospect of saying goodbye. Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. From the beginning they’d decided that having

Malcolm X: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malcolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.   My thoughts about Malcolm X’s

Elan Mastai: All Our Wrong Todays

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary. Except Tom just can’t seem

WWW Wednesday 2/24/2016

After being sick last week and thus binge watching a LOT of Netflix, I’ve caught up with myself. Trying to get back in the swing of things, but I’ve definitely hit a bit of a slump, so unfortunately I don’t have a full week of reviews! Back to regularly scheduled programming soon! What are you
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