Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – A Fable by William Faulkner

This week’s Book Beginnings and Friday 56 come from William Faulkner’s A Fable and is part of the Back to Classics in which we had to choose: An award-winning classic. Published in 1954 A Fable, won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction 1955. The novel is doing double duty too, as one of my books clubs picked it discuss this month.

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Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – Dracula by Bram Stoker

As you know I’m participating in several reading challenges this year and this week’s Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is part of the Back to Classics and Classic Horror Reading Challenges.

I read this in college and remember having pretty high expectations for the book considering that Bela Continue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – Dracula by Bram Stoker”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

This year I’m participating in several reading challenges, and this week’s Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is an added book to my Diversity Reading Challenge.

I remember hearing about the Awkward Black Girl YouTube series when the book came out and watched a couple of episodes and laughed til my gut hurt. I also related to everything she talked about. Continue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae”

Top Ten Tuesday – Author’s I’d Like to Meet

Really this week’s Top Ten Tuesday has got to be hard for most bibliophiles.

Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet / Ten Authors I Can’t Believe I’ve Met  (some other “meeting authors” type spin you want to do)

This list could go on and on and . . . well you get the idea. This list is in no particular order of priority and there are a couple on the list it would a time machine and an act of Congress to make it happen.

  1. Maya Angelou is one of favorite authors that I really haven’t read enough of. Her prose is like poetry – beautifully written. I would love to meet her just to hear her speak. Interviews I’ve seen with her she always sounds so poetic and I love that.
  2. I am not a huge fan of J.K. Rowling, but she has made an a serious impact on children reading around the world. Her Harry Potter series, still going strong after some 20 years, got kids reading again. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Author’s I’d Like to Meet”