Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Forever TBR Pile

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about

Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

So, this is really a trick question. If I’m going according to my current Goodreads I have 280 books on my TBR and I probably own the majority of them. Some of that TBR stems from college days, others gifts and still others my own purchases.

     

As a literature major I had to read a lot of literature. I did read a lot of it, but there was a lot I didn’t really read. More like skimmed and that’s what I did with The Grapes of Wrath and Oliver Twist. I keep saying now that I’m older and have lived a little maybe, just maybe these won’t be so boring. Continue reading

[ARC Chat] When They Call You a Terrorist

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Author: Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Format: ARC Paperback, 257 pages
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: January 16, 2018

[Read | Skim] [Buy | Borrow]

I received this ARC from St. Martin’s Press for free in return for providing my honest and unbiased review.

When They Call You a Terrorist is heartbreaking. I don’t usually read nonfiction, but this year is all about expanding my horizons and diversifying my reading. So, when I saw this pop up I knew I had to read it; especially with the current climate in the U.S.

When I first started reading I wondered when Khan-Cullors was going to get to the terrorist calling bit, but then I realized that she’d been talking about it from Chapter 1. She talks about seeing her brothers and their friends, Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Read It. Don’t Remember It.

In case you’re not familiar Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jenna over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Don’t forget to drop by and see what everyone else is reading (or not reading).

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday was difficult for me. Why? Because usually books I don’t remember much or anything about are books I didn’t like. And I do my best to wipe them from my memory.

Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

  1. The Millennium Series by Steig Larsson – There are bits and pieces I remember and they’re my favorite parts. Like when she tattooed on Nils Bjurman’s chest, “I AM A SADISTIC PIG AND RAPIST” (Book 1).
  2. The Hunger Games Series – This was the first YA book I’d read in a long time. However by the time I got to the third book I couldn’t remember what happened in the previous books. Continue reading

Discussion: eBook vs. Print Books

It seems like the eBook vs. Print Books debate is growing in popularity and it’s starting to remind me of the age old Great Toilet Paper debate. You know Over vs. Under?

Anyway, it seems like I’m having this discussion more and more, especially since I work at a bookstore. Older readers are getting more and more into eReaders, some reluctantly while others freely embrace them. While readers of my generation, GenXers, seem to have lovingly embraced from the beginning. And then there are the Millennials in which everything is electronic and try to take it away from them. Most of the questions I get from Millennials after they inquire about a book is, ‘Can I download it on my eReader?’ It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. Continue reading

The Friday 56 – Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it. Continue reading