Throwback Thursday: Ashley’s War

Every Veteran's Day in the US, we remember the men and women who fight for the country. Last year I had read this book about the women who turned the tide for us to be able to serve in all areas of the Armed Forces. This is as good a time as any to check … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Ashley’s War

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Reading Challenges Complete!

I know, it took me long enough this year. Well, I didn't quite finish the Nobel Women that I'm planning to get through, but they're sprinkled in and I'm working on it. I did, however, finish both the 2017 Read Harder Challenge and the Litsy A to Z Challenge. While I'd love to do both … Continue reading Reading Challenges Complete!

The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere

Review: The Floating Garden was a last minute find to replace my original Read Harder 2017 Task 21, book published by a micropress. I just wasn't into the book I had originally chosen and life is too short to read books you're not excited about, right? Looking for a late replacement, I just went over … Continue reading The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere

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

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Review:   Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel is one of those rare YA books that is delightfully high school. The story is told from the first person POV of Leila so all the other characters only develop as far as her relationship with them does. And there is some development for most of … Continue reading Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Review: Okay, I'll admit it, I got a little lost in the language. It took me longer than normal to get through To the Lighthouse. I had begun trying to let my Echo read it to me, which I have loved to do to get ahead on some reading while doing household chores but it let … Continue reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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

Review:  I, Rigoberta Menchu is listed as a "testimonial biography", biography, and a memoir. Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, who wrote it down for her, calls it a narrative. Menchu narrated her story for Burgos and it is written in the first person. I had read another narrative by an activist when I was writing my old blog, it … Continue reading I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú, translated by Ann Wright

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of Long Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox

Review: I had no idea this was even possible! I picked up the book as my Read Harder 2017 Task 1: Read a book about sports. Swimming is my favorite sport to participate in, mostly because I'm so introverted that I love the solitary nature of it. It's also one of the few exercises that … Continue reading Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of Long Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

Review: In the world of memoirs, this one was a little difficult for me to rate. I was confused for a decent portion of it, not sure whether this was fiction or nonfiction at times. I had chosen it as part of the Read Harder Challenge for this year, task 17: read a classic by a … Continue reading The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

Zodiac by Romina Russell

Review: I'll be honest, I was with this book for about the first three quarters of it. And then it lost me. Actually, I was really enjoying it, despite the typical YA love triangle and a nobody who becomes the last hope of civilization. It's YA, I get it. (Disclaimer: I LOVE young adult books, … Continue reading Zodiac by Romina Russell