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 […]

Reading Round-Up: January 2017

Reading Round-Up: January 2017
Posted February 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Reading Round-Up is an end of the month recap of my reading life, including books read, reading stats, and reading challenge updates! It’s just an easy way for me to track my reading life! My reading life has been on a roll so far this year. I do realize it has only been a month, but I am just so excited for the books I want to read that I just can’t wait to pick […]

Monthly Stack: February 2017

Monthly Stack: February 2017
Posted January 31, 2017 / 1 Comment

Monthly Stack is a new monthly feature where I will share some of the new month’s releases I am looking forward to the most. I will highlight a handful in the hopes of sharing my interest, either personally or for my school library! Not gonna lie–February has A TON of books I have been ANXIOUSLY WAITING for. So don’t mind all the gushing and fangirling that is about to ensue. Empress of a Thousand Skies […]