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Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

Review of ‘Concrete Rose’, by Angie Thomas—Book Club Contender A big part of the anti-racism activism I am involved in requires having a lot of conversations, during which I attempt to answer the same questions again and again (or find resources that will help me answer the questions).  One of the questions I find myself… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 1 of 2

Review of ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’, by Eric Walters I have to admit that I am still a little in shock it has been a year since this pandemic has been declared, and quite annoyed at the way we didn’t manage, as a whole, to come together and fight this thing as efficiently… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 1 of 2

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Book Review Round-Up: January 2021

Review of ‘Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You’, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi—Must read A wonderfully written and very engaging book about an extremely difficult but just as vital topic: the history racism, mostly in the United States.  It helps understand a little more why things are the way they are today, which can… Read More Book Review Round-Up: January 2021

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Book Review Round-Up: My Top 10 Reads of 2020

This past year was a great one in terms of reading for me.  I have been putting effort into reading not just for my own sake, but also to show the little one how much one can enjoy a book.  I also have been quite lucky in picking up many amazing titles.  I’m not quite… Read More Book Review Round-Up: My Top 10 Reads of 2020

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Book Review Round-Up: December 2020

Review of ‘One of the Good Ones’, by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite—Must Read Overall, “One of the Good Ones” was a great book, with engaging characters and a plot constantly pushing ahead.  Some parts read too much like a history lesson, so if I had any such power, I would recommend the authors do… Read More Book Review Round-Up: December 2020

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Book Review Round-Up: November 2020

Review of ‘Transcendent Kingdom’, by Yaa Gyasi—Must Read In case anyone had any doubts after reading her first book: Yaa Gyasi is an incredible storyteller.  Although filled with heavy topics and complex writing, Transcendent Kingdom reads as easily as cutting through butter on a hot summer day.  I use that analogy with intention; the book… Read More Book Review Round-Up: November 2020

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Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Review of ‘Anxious People’, by Fredrik Backman—Must Read This book was beautiful in many ways.  The first is the way the story is told—it weaves in and out but always centered around the main plot.  It ebbs and flows, wrapping the reader in so much information but at the same time, exactly what we need… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Biography, Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: September 2020

Review of ‘Never Have I Ever’, by Mary Jayne Baker It’s hard to wrap one’s head around the idea of falling for one twin and then, the other.  But other than that, this book was a fun, easy, and funny read, featuring a cast of lovable characters and a well-paced plot.  While I liked the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: September 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: August 2020

Review of ‘I Killed Zoe Spanos’, by Kit Frick On the one hand, this book kept me reading way past my bedtime.  I just HAD to know who had killed Zoe Spanos, but also, how all the weird things that were happening were going to be explained.  There was so much happening and presented perfectly—the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: August 2020

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Book Review Round-Up: July 2020

Review of ‘The Speed of Falling Objects’, by Nancy Richardson Unhealthy relationships with parents are never easy to address in normal, regular life.  The pretty insane setting of The Speed of Falling Objects—the tropical forest in which Danny, her reality TV star father, and the filming crew crash landed—did make for a great background, in… Read More Book Review Round-Up: July 2020