Monthly Archives: May 2015

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS – CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

  In this personal, eloquently-argued essay — adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics,… Read more »

ARMCHAIR BEA 2015 | INTRO, SOCIAL MEDIA, FAVE CHARACTERS AND ADAPTATIONS

  I’m a bit behind on my questions for Armchair BEA this year, but better late than never, right? Here’s the first few posts in one. Enjoy! Introductions I get to answer any five of the introduction questions included in the first Armchair BEA post of 2015 (which you can find here, if you haven’t done your own yet!). These… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #13

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  My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.) Just shelved:           This is two weeks in one, since I missed last week because I was… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY SUMMER TBR LIST

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or Ten Books That Make Great Beach Reads. Since I’m not an authority on beach reads (I often end up reading something horribly depressing or re-reading Harry Potter when I’m on vacation), I’m going with… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | LIFE AFTER LIFE – KATE ATKINSON

“Is there Life After Life, chance after chance to rewrite one’s destiny? That is the question posed by Atkinson’s tale and brought to life by the miracle of her talent.” —Toronto Star What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?  During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | DELICIOUSLY TRAGIC BOOKS

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a freebie, so I get to pick my own topic. Having read a few emotional books this year, I started thinking about the fact that despite (because of?) how emotionally traumatizing they were, these are the books that I remember most vividly and recommend most fervently. So… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES – SUSIN NIELSEN

  Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #72

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  Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #12

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  My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.) Just shelved:           I’ve had a great reading week so far – Bout of Books has me… Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | BOO – NEIL SMITH

  From Neil Smith, author of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed story collection Bang Crunch, comes a dark but whimsical debut novel about starting over in the afterlife in the vein of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. When Oliver “Boo” Dalrymple wakes up in heaven, the eighth-grade science geek thinks he died of a heart defect at his school. But soon… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | AUTHORS I WOULD LOVE TO MEET

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet. Well, I mean I’d love to meet pretty much all of them. But here are some of the top ones that come to mind: J.K. Rowling I have so much admiration for this lady. Not only the wonderful worlds she… Read more »

READATHON | BOUT OF BOOKS 2015

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  So I’ve decided, at the very last minute, to join in the Bout of Books read-a-thon! It starts today and runs right through the next week. Here’s a bit about Bout of Books in case you’re not familiar: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE – ANN PACKER

  From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco…. Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | #FOMO

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | ON THE MOVE – OLIVER SACKS

  An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its… Read more »