Book Talks: Graphic Memoirs

Book Talks: Graphic Memoirs
Posted February 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

I have gotten back into reading graphic stories again. Last month I apparently had an unofficial theme: Graphic memoirs. I read a few of them this month and wanted to highlight some of my recent graphic memoir reads in a special Quick Picks Book Talk post. So here we go! I really enjoy learning history from graphic novels/memoirs, especially parts of history that I don’t know much about. Graphic memoirs feel really personal, allowing the […]

What I’m Watching {2}

What I’m Watching {2}
Posted February 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

What I’m Watching is feature where I spotlight what I have been watching recently. Whether it be Movies, Television, or Documentaries, this is a space where I will feature what I have become obsessed with or what I just didn’t like at all! Television and Film are a major part of my life, too, and I just want them to be represented on my blog as well! So I have been watching a lot of […]

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Posted February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Sometimes you pick up a book thinking the story will be about one thing but it ends up being something completely unexpected. That was  my experience with American Street. I knew when I picked it up I was going to read an immigrant story. What I was not expecting was to be transported into the magical world of dreams and Haitian Vodou. And it was beautiful. If someone asked me to describe this book in […]

My Week In The Books {7}

My Week In The Books {7}
Posted February 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

What Happened: This was a long couple of weeks. I have felt completely drained of energy and have pretty much just been sleeping or going to work. And to top it off, my school has an epidemic of flu and strep. Yippee. Hopefully that will not carry over into next week. Yesterday was the first day in a while that I have felt good. I got out of the house, I drank some coffee and […]

Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry

Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry
Posted February 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

What an interesting listen! I chose to listen to this book because, as it was a podcast, I listened to Serial. This story is an audible story for me, and I don’t think it would have been as meaningful had I just read the book. Chaudry’s book is the FULL story of Adnan’s case, which goes beyond the story told by Serial. Because Rabia Chaudry is not just a journalist who is interested in the story–she has […]

Retro Reread {1}: Matilda by Roald Dahl

Retro Reread {1}: Matilda by Roald Dahl
Posted February 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Here is thing with me and rereads: I used to reread books all the time. In my pre-blogging days, I would revisit my favorite books every 12-18 months, and each time I read that familiar story I would fall in love with the story all over again. When I started blogging after I graduated from college, I started reading new-to-me books (go figure) and reread less. All of the books I have chosen for this […]