As I bounded through The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, I found myself torn. As much as I enjoyed the story, as much as I related to the characters and realized the trials of women aren't so different across the globe, I couldn't help but feel that my reflection in the glass was somewhat … Continue reading On Translations
This has been such a weird year, that nothing should surprise us anymore. Our heroes are dying, protests are inflamed all over the nation over police brutality, millions are infected with a serious and highly infectious disease, the election race is full of lies and pandering and corruption, and most of us have spent three … Continue reading What Would Harry Do?
This month was one of the most enjoyable reading adventures of this year. With all the horrible news and fear-mongering and violence in the world today, it can be hard to find spots of brightness and optimism, but my reading this month managed to inspire me and make the gaps between me and others seem … Continue reading Europe: Wrap-up!
What a weird month this has been! We've been in quarantine for the majority of this month, but luckily, all my library holds for Central America came in before the libraries closed. I had a pretty successful reading month and, as usual, really enjoyed the stories I read for this month. Here's a what I … Continue reading Central America: Wrap-up
I am a firm believer in the timing of the universe. Everything happens exactly when it needs to, and I really live my life with that trust and graciousness. But let me tell you. I wish I had read Beloved by Toni Morrison sooner. I could kick the universe for holding out on me with … Continue reading Beloved and the Haunted House Novel
I posted a few days ago about my favorite places to buy books and I mentioned that I had pretty good luck in the past at my local Dollar Tree. Everything in the store is a dollar (just $1!) so finding cool books there is amazing, but because it's a bargain store and not a … Continue reading Book Haul: Dollar Tree Finds