Reflections on Jeremiah

The book of Jeremiah doesn’t really have any women in it. There are lots of mentions of women and the prophecies do occasionally talk to the women as well as the men, but it’s mostly about prophecies of what’s to come and then that stuff coming about. The only people discussed individually are Jeremiah and the king of Judah and those few that surround what … Continue reading Reflections on Jeremiah

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Review: I had seen the previews for the movie based on Before I Fall a while back, which is what prompted me to read this. I’m a fan of time loop movies and such ever since Groundhog’s Day so long ago. I even love the Supernatural episode “Mystery Spot” where one character dies over and over again in ever more creative ways. Not that this one … Continue reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

TTT: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

This has been a pretty great reading year for me. I’ve read considerably less than last year, but had a lot more going on in life too. I had quite a few loves this year but these are the top of the list! Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy    You … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Review:  I read Furiously Happy a while back and LOVED it, so I had to go out and get this one (well, from the library) as soon as I was caught up on my reading challenges. I’d had no idea this one came first and I’m looking forward to checking out her third book this year too. As before, Lawson’s writing style is rambling and fun … Continue reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Review: I’ll go ahead and admit up front that I am not all that familiar with Malcolm X. I know who he is and that he was a Civil Rights activist and he was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1992 movie named after him but that’s about it. I didn’t even know that his birth last name had been Little or that he was … Continue reading X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Review: I picked up Unbowed for my Nobel Women challenge. It turns out that, like all of the women who have won the Nobel Prize in Peace, Maathai’s story is beyond incredible. Don’t get me wrong, all people given such honors are likely to have been through hardship, but it gets me each time in a new way. I love Maathai’s idea to build the Greenbelt Movement. … Continue reading Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Jeremiah 34-45: Taken into exile

I’m not going to pretend to  have a solid understanding of how the people were conquered and different waves were taken into exile between Israel and Judah and which king was succeeded to the throne or was placed or what. There’s a lot going on and some shifting around of narratives, as you’ll see in this set of chapters. I’ve included a little of what … Continue reading Jeremiah 34-45: Taken into exile

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman

Review: First of all, let me just point out that where the title says “Today’s Feminism” they are not actually talking about today. They are talking about 2002, when it was originally published. I had originally thought it was a recent book, mostly because I wasn’t paying adequate attention to it and had fallen absolutely in love with the title. So, this is very much … Continue reading Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by : A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege, translated by Nikola Sellmair and Carolin Sommer

Review: I don’t even know where to begin on this one. It’s is not as simple as finding out that her grandfather was a part of the Nazi party, which would still not be ideal. He was among the most well known and those whose deeds were well publicized. The book follows Teege’s journey as she seeks what this discovery means for her and her life. … Continue reading My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by : A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege, translated by Nikola Sellmair and Carolin Sommer

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Review: I had been looking for an audiobook to replace Ana Castillo’s So Far From God as my task 19 for Read Harder. I still plan on reading Castillo, but I had more books to read to wrap up my challenges than time to read coming up. I replaced two books with audiobooks and hope to be able to get everything in. This is my new pick for … Continue reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki