How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomer

Stars: 4 of 5  Though I've never had a phase where I'd rather be an animal, I can relate to the way the animals I've had have changed my outlook. How to Be a Good Creature is Montgomery's explanation of just that. It's the animals in her life that have changed her somehow and they are an … Continue reading How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomer

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Books for Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

It amazes me that we need to build awareness that this illegal and incredibly immoral thing is still happening in our world after the opposition that exists to it at such high levels. And yet.... There are so many problems with recognizing what slavery and human trafficking looks like today because we are so ingrained … Continue reading Books for Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Memoirs of 2018

This has been my first full year of Memoir Mondays and I do still love the segment. Here are the memoirs I read this year! January:        Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Shrill: Notes from a … Continue reading Memoirs of 2018

Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Stars: 3 out of 5 I have to admit, this book was pretty funny. It wasn't quite up there with Furiously Happy, but it was pretty funny. It's kind of a memoir version of A Bad Mom's Christmas for anyone who's seen that movie, which I totally loved because, well, Mila Kunis and saying no to the … Continue reading Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Shuri and Man-eaters

Here are two exciting new series that focus on women! Both are fantastic in really different ways so far and I look forward to keeping track of them over time.  Shuri is the first, even though it came out after. Everyone loved Black Panther's little sister so much on the big screen, so Marvel rolled … Continue reading Shuri and Man-eaters

Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald

Stars: 4 of 5 I love travel and have always wanted to do some crazy adventure style travel but am pretty over it after reading this. To say that it terrified me would be a bit of an understatement. Of course, this happened to FitzGerald and her husband in the 1970's and technology has come … Continue reading Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Review: I LOVE this book. I've had a bit of a thing for science and research books about women since I read Delusions of Gender back in 2015.  It's interesting but I know enough to take it with a grain of salt too, like the news. Everything has an angle and I know that's true for these … Continue reading Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

Review: There really is something about listening to Lauren Graham talk as fast as she can. I'll admit right up front that I never really watched Gilmore Girls, but I've seen some episodes and get the general gist. The timing of the show and that my husband doesn't want to watch it leaves it for … Continue reading Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

Review: This book surprised me. There were a few things that were obvious about where it was going, but I didn't expect most of it. I expected Johnson to have moved quickly through her time with Mother Teresa, for it to have been a quick path like in so many of those "my year of" … Continue reading An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

Women Who Run with the Wolves Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Review: I really need to get better about reading the synopses of books before I pick them up. Then again, I'd probably miss out on so many great books that I just love the titles of. This is my last Read Harder book of the year, for task 20, a book with a cover you … Continue reading Women Who Run with the Wolves Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés