Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Volume 1

Review: This is a fun mash-up of two great comics but it didnt quite live up to its potential. It just doesn’t seem like it challenged them so much, either group could have handled it on their own, so why a mash-up for a challenge not worthy of their combined efforts? Because it’s fun? We’ll have to go with that. I really loved the scenes … Continue reading Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Volume 1

Jeremiah 21-29: Leading up to exile

Again we find ourselves in need of older chapters or posts to figure out what’s going on. This set of chapters take place during 2 Kings 24, when Nebuchadnezzar has come and Zedekiah has become king in Jerusalem. This set of chapters are about Jeremiah and several conflicts with the people in general and some specific people too. Chapter twenty one The people ask Jeremiah … Continue reading Jeremiah 21-29: Leading up to exile

The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

Review: The Longevity Book is a great follow up to Diaz’s The Body Book. It picks up with the question of just what happens over time. The book even starts with a plea to be proud of our ages. We are taking better care of ourselves,  benefitting from medical and technological advances, and living longer than ever. We should be proud of how much life we’ve lived and … Continue reading The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

TTT: Books I Want My Kid to Read

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about books I want my kid to read. He’s s little young for these now, but I look forward to the day we can talk about these.  I haven’t reviewed all of them, so I’m just gonna add the Goodreads links instead. The Hunger Games   Harry Potter series   The Lunar Chronicles   The Land of Stories   The Rowan   Paper Towns … Continue reading TTT: Books I Want My Kid to Read

Memoirs of Resistance

Lauren Thatcher Ulrich said one of my favorite things I’ve ever heard: Well-behaved women rarely make history There has been some amazing history made by women resisting the status quo, these are just some of them. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Reading Lolita … Continue reading Memoirs of Resistance

Jeremiah 11-20: Talking to God

Most of this segment is a kind of conversation between Jeremiah and God while anarchy seems to ensue around them. Jeremiah wants to understand why his world is so messed up and God seems to want him to see it. Chapter eleven This chapter mostly talks about men and fathers breaking covenant. Not sure if this is semantics in that only the men are in … Continue reading Jeremiah 11-20: Talking to God

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Review: I would love to see Prayers for the Stolen  turned into a movie. It’s not typically Hollywood, but I’d love to see the landscapes and contrasts on the big screen and I love the story, especially the end. The story revolves around several issues in Mexico that are usually backdrops to the problem of the US citizen who happens to be on Mexico for a … Continue reading Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

TTT: Women who are or have been great leaders

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about characters that would be great leaders but I just had to make it about real women. It is a feminist book blog after all. Here is the official prompt: November 7: Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders (Leaders of what? That’s your decision. Who could lead a country, an army, a book club, a classroom, etc. Or maybe characters … Continue reading TTT: Women who are or have been great leaders

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Review:  Furiously Happy might be the most entertaining book I have ever read. Lawson is ridiculously hilarious. Her rambling style of writing sounds a lot like my internal monologue on some days. Well, a less creative version with a smaller rolodex of messed up things that could happen. Its more the distances her train of thought travels before returning back to the point and less … Continue reading Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Glass ceilings, cliffs, and basements

Just in case anyone uncertain about these terms, these “glass” structures are the invisible, barely perceptible, seemingly immovable structures that keep people from reaching their full potential in the job market or public sector. Last year, Hillary Clinton was pushed hard off the glass cliff that is the US presidency and we ended up with our current president, despite the glaring difference between the electoral … Continue reading Glass ceilings, cliffs, and basements