Lady Killers by Tori Tefler

Review: What a delightfully creepy book. I’m not really a true crime fan because it makes me even more paranoid than I already tend to be, but I had to find one for Read Harder this year. I still couldn’t listen to it right before bed but it was fascinating. Telfer brings together a set of women from our near to distant past to show … Continue reading Lady Killers by Tori Tefler

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Review: Despite having heard the name Maya Angelou since my youth, this is the first book of hers that I’ve read. I was specifically looking for a good memoir for Black History Month. I try to read diversely year-round but I get that the purpose behind having commemorative months is that we don’t always pay equal attention and things like this remind to spend more … Continue reading Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Reflections on Ezekiel

As I mentioned in the first Ezekiel post, the timing here is contemporary with several of books but the exact timing is a little confusing. I have looked in the study section of my Bible and gone on Google and looked for more exact dates, but nothing makes a whole lot of sense with where it sits. That’s not to call the information inconsistent, I’m … Continue reading Reflections on Ezekiel

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Review: I have to admit that creating education opportunities in other countries has been one of my favorite things to read about since I read Half the Sky over two years ago. It’s one of those things that serve both my feminist ideals since these school almost always help girls get an education as well and my Christian ideals because these schools have proven time and … Continue reading Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

7 books for Black History Month

Last week, I posted 10 Memoirs for Black History Month, but there’s more to celebrating Black History than memoirs, right? Here are seven books that address contributions or issues specific to African Americans. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire … Continue reading 7 books for Black History Month

The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

Review: I know Mondays are generally reserved for women’s memoirs but I’m prepared to make a special exception, particularly for men like Frederick Douglass who were such a huge part of destroying toxic systems. Today it seems like common sense that slavery was a horrible institution of which no good follower of Christ could possibly participate in but that was clearly not always the case. … Continue reading The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Review: My first Read Harder 2018 book! This was my choice for task #8, a comic written or illustrated by a person of color. Though I try to read about other cultures, I do have a tendency to get the terms for things mixed up. I do this with my own mix of Cuban and American things, routinely forgetting what my mom calls some  things … Continue reading Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Champions Volume 1: Change the World

Review:  I am absolutely in love with the Champions! I had a feeling I would enjoy it given how much I adore Kamala Khan but this went far beyond my expectations. After the events of Civil War II (discussed here and here), several of the younger Avengers are fed up and quit. They joined the Avengers in the first place because they were more than … Continue reading Champions Volume 1: Change the World

Ezekiel 40-48: Visions of the New Temple

Ezekiel’s last vision is all about what happens when the Israelites return from exile. There are plans for the new temple, requirements for sacrifices and the behavior of both the prince and priests, and the division of land among the tribes. Chapters forty, forty one, and forty two Ezekiel gets another big vision where he has been picked up and taken somewhere by some man. … Continue reading Ezekiel 40-48: Visions of the New Temple