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

Jeremiah 30-33: Promises of Restoration after exile

Things aren’t exactly looking up for Judah or Israel yet, but they’re not getting worse anymore. The people have already been taken into captivity and this section begins the promises of restoration. Chapter thirty As mentioned above, this chapter sets off a series of promises for restoration when their punishment is over. Make no mistake, God asserts that a full punishment is going to happen, … Continue reading Jeremiah 30-33: Promises of Restoration after exile

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

TTT: Books I’m Thankful For

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about books I’m thankful for. I love this recurring topic. Here is last year’s post. These are in no particular order, just books that touched my somehow, and changed my world a little. My Review/Add to Goodreads   My Review/Add to Goodreads   My Review / Add to Goodreads My Review (contains spoilers)/Add to Goodreads   My Review/Add to Goodreads   My Review /Add to Goodreads My Review/Add … Continue reading TTT: Books I’m Thankful For

I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú, translated by Ann Wright

I originally posted this for WIT Month a few months ago but wanted to repost today. Unfortunately, this is my only memoir by an indigenous author. I do plan to read “Strong Medicine” Speaks, which is a narrative that has been in my TBR for far too long. I also need to find some more to read when I’m done with it. I’m fairly good … Continue reading I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú, translated by Ann Wright

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