Review & The Friday 56 – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Happy Friday Sunday! I’m especially happy because Frdiay was my birthday.

🎂🎉🎊Go, Erica, it’s you’r birthday!🎉🎊🎂

Now that I have publically and shamelessly wished myself a happy birthday, let me get on with the review and Friday 56 of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Title: We Should All Be Feminists
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Format: Paperback, 48 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101911761
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Release Date: February 3, 2015

Adichie is, dare I say it, my hero.

I was on the wait list for this essay, which is a modified version of the TedxEuston Talk she did in 2012. Continue reading

What Your Reading Style Says About You. Take the Quiz!!

Not all quizzes are bad. Trust me!

Dysfunctional Literacy

The following quiz won't tell you what kind of lover you are, or how you rate as a companion. This quiz is serious! The quiz below is proof that my wife and daughters have brought way too many women’s and girl’s magazines into our house.

Reading habits can explain a lot about your personality.  Take the quiz below, keep track of the points as you go, and see what kind of reader (and human being) you really are!

A.  A friend declares that a book he/she has just read is “THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!”  What do you do?

  1. Trust your friend’s judgment and try reading the book.
  2. Tell your friend that you’ll read the book but then never get around to it.
  3. Calmly tell your friend that you know he/she has not read every book ever written so he/she is in no position to judge whether or not a book is the best ever.
  4. Tell your friend about another book that you think is “THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!” just so he or she knows how…

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Stacking the Shelves May & June

I’ve been thinking about sharing the books I procure throughout the week, but never have as I don’t try not to buy books every week and I must admit I’ve been doing a pretty good job of it. But I thought I’d give it a go this week since I got some pretty good book booty. So, buckle up this is going to cover May and June.

I found the Stacking the Shelves meme sometime last year and thought it fit me best.

Some of you may already know that I work at Barnes and Noble (B&N) part-time. Continue reading

It’s Monday! What I’m Reading – June 12th

It’s Monday! What are You Reading? is a weekly meme to update you, my readers, on what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and what reading is on the horizon (and of course to get more suggestions for books to add to your ever-growing TBR list). Please join in and check out what everyone else.

My reading life has not picked up since my last What I’m Reading and to be perfectly honest it’s slowed down Continue reading

Review (Sort of): Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Before I get to the review, I want to remind you of the Jane Eyre giveaway that’s going on right now. If you’d like to win a copy for yourself or someone else click HERE to enter.

Title: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Author: Issa Rae
Format: Paperback, 204 pages
Genre: Humor
ISBN-13: 978-1476749075
Publisher: Atria
Release Date: 2015
Rating: 

= 4/5 – Really Liked It. Add to your TBR list.

[Read | Skim] [Buy | Borrow]

I’ve tried to get this and three other reviews done albeit not very hard because I keep finding other things to do. Right now I’m in the process of deconstructing my apartment. Here’s just a sample of what’s going on in my quaint and not so cozy abode.

I dare not show all the turmoil that’s going on. I made the decision to get rid of some of the bulky furniture and visually free up space.

I bought The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (ABG) about a month or so ago and devoured it in a couple of days. Rae is witty, sarcastic, funny (there were some serious laugh out loud moments). Continue reading