This last week was Prime Day at Amazon, which means we also had the (what seems like) annual Amazon Strike. I am all for Amazon workers getting better working conditions. Their workplace sounds like hell. I had no problem avoiding Amazon for two days. You know what was more difficult? Avoiding Goodreads. Because yes, Goodreads … Continue reading
Internment by Samira Ahmed Young Adult / Contemporary Fiction 384 pages Published March 2019 This book should be required reading in schools. Especially now. It could be paired with Anne Frank. One history, one a possible future. Probable, even. Depending on how you look at it, an actual present. We DO have concentration camps on … Continue reading
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences. This week’s quote is from Internment, a gut-punch of a read by Samira Ahmed, on the very timely topic of rounding up people … Continue reading
The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin Nonfiction / Homemaking 255 pages Published March 2019 If you’ve been following the blog, you know we recently bought a house. We haven’t finished unpacking yet; mostly the upstairs is what’s left, the spaces we don’t use … Continue reading
Just two books this week – All of Us With Wings, which has had a lot of buzz for its representation, and The Witch Who Came In From The Cold (Volume 1), combining fantasy with the Cold War.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Auto-Buy Authors. I’m tweaking it slightly to Auto-Read, since I’ve managed to successfully curb my book-buying, with the help of an excellent library system! So the authors who I will absolutely read anything they write, in no particular … Continue reading