This review was originally published on The Rainbow Hub on April 30th, 2015. I have been given permission to reprint the review here. Enjoy!
This review was originally published on The Rainbow Hub on April 14th, 2015. I have been given permission to reprint the review here. Enjoy!
This review was originally published on The Rainbow Hub on March 30th, 2015. I have been given permission to reprint the review here. Enjoy!
Dear Reader, I should add to my New Years Resolutions a plan to keep up with my GoodReads account. Because this year, I read quite a few books, and I should probably organize them…somehow. I read 34 books this year, which is WAY UP from the 7 I read in 2015, and that’s something to be proud of. I don’t have dates for when I read these books, but I started reading this year around April, and read pretty consistently after that. So let’s get into it:
I’ve been following Hannah Hart since some of her very first My Drunk Kitchen episodes, and Hart has always kept her past and personal life separate from her public life. This book dives into the personal bits, and it was a book that was definitely worth the read.
I love reading memoir, and have for a long time. I’ve been reading memoir since I was a child, so naturally, when I heard about The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, I jumped on it. Ashley from Climb The Stacks recommended this, and the link goes to her video review of the book.
I had the pleasure of reading The Interpreter of Maladies in a class called “Gender and Diaspora” when I was in college. I was familiar enough with Jhumpa Lahiri to know that her writing was mesmerizing and that I wanted more. I found The Namesake in a free mini library at the Dandelion Communitea Cafe in Orlando, and immediately devoured it.
I’m going to get right to it. I loved this book. I loved it so, so, so much, I wish I could just carry around a stack of 10 or so and just hand them to people and say “read this, it’s amazing.” I have more coherent thoughts on this, if you’d like to read them, so click below for that.
I’ve been given the opportunity over the last several weeks to work with some of the writers from Circuits and Slippers to promote the anthology, and now, I have the pleasure of telling you my thoughts on the collection as a whole.
I only started reading books again in April, and so far this year, I’ve read 27. Since we’ve got about 4 months left of the year, I figured now was a good time to break down what I’ve been reading, why, and what’s next.