What I Read: January/February 2020

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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Rating: 5/5

A weird and wonderful novella about a teenager forced to go on an archaeological experience with her bus driver father, her timid mother, an aging professor and a group of impressionable college students.

Scratched that The Secret History itch in a way nothing else has been able to!

 

 

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Body Love Every Day by Kelly Leveque

Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed her first book, Body Love, and was pleasantly surprised by the cookbook version of it. Great if you want to grab some healthy recipes without the judgement.

 

 

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What I’m Reading Wednesday: #1

Every week I share some of the things I’ve been reading!

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Last week I read The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Full review to come but it was GREAT. The writing is truly extraordinary.

I’m currently reading Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton wrote Carry On, Warrior, which I loved. So far it is the perfect antidote to all of the negativity in the news. Melton encourages us to take in the information and sit in the pain. When asked why she cries she says, “Because I am paying attention.”

Did you know that Dr. Seuss did political cartoons? I didn’t! Some of his work is eerily appropriate for the modern day.

The St. Louis Public Library ransomware attack is finally over.

I’m adding all 25 of these books about refugees to my TBR pile right now.

Weekly Reads: August 8

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  1. In case you needed another reason to love Audra McDonald, she sang Yahoo! Answers on Jimmy Kimmel.
  2. Wondering if you’ll like any books on the Man Booker Longlist? Read their first lines.
  3. The title says it all: How to become a terrible library patron in 5 easy steps.
  4. If you thought Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was a strange title, check out these strange book titles from the 18th century.

Weekly Reads: July 25th

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  1. Preschoolers from disadvantages backgrounds can catch up on reading with these small changes.
  2. As the Hachette/Amazon battle continues, Amazon has started blaming authors. (Hint: consumers don’t like it when you blame writers.
  3. Harry Potter has become a part of pop culture. What happens when an adult reads the books for the first time?
  4. How do you teach kids about money?
  5. If bookish tattoos are too much of a commitment, would you consider temporary tattoos of your favorite stories?
  6. Ever wished you could buy a first edition of your favorite book? Here are some of the most expensive collectors items around.
  7. There’s been an outbreak of the plague in China. Yes, that (bubonic) plague.