Can’t Wait Wednesday

I found this weekly meme a few days ago when I decided to revamp my website (tell me what you think). It’s called: ‘Can’t Wait Wednesday’ and is hosted by Wishful Endings. The general premise is to¬†spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released as well.

I can’t wait for Kevin Kwan’s Rich People Problems. It’s the third installment of the Crazy Rich Asians series. I’m expecting it to be just as cynically funny as its predecessors (Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend). I found out this was coming out earlier in the year Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – My Ever-Growing TBR

It has become apparent that I am a book junkie. It’s my drug of choice just like San Pellegrino is my fizzy water of choice – ah how I love those bubbles. I can’t seem to make it out of a bookstore without acquiring some book booty, and this weekend was no exception.

So, here we go. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is about my Ever-Growing TBR list

  1. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    I saw that this was up for grabs (so to speak) on NetGalley. I have Nguyen’s earlier books as well – The Sympathizer and Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. For some reason, I get into these moments in which I obsess about an author and have to have all his/her books. Anyway, The Refugees is a short story collection about people who leave their homeland to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and what happens to them along their journey. Continue reading

Day 10: Celebrating Black Authors – A Long Way Gone by Beah

Today’s book is doing triple duty. It’s serving as my celebrating black authors book, Book Beginnings and The Friday 56.

Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author: Ishmael Beah
ISBN-13: 978-0374531263
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Release Date: August 2008
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Summary from Book:

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. AT sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, her learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and finally, to heal.

cac55-bb-buttonBook Beginnings is hosted over at Rose City Reader. It’s simple to join in the fun. Continue reading

Day 9: Celebrating Black Authors – Phillis Wheatley

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ll be celebrating black authors by sharing a book a day written by a black author and that has a black main character. Some of the authors I’ve read others are new to me and will be added to the ever-growing TBR pile.

Title: Complete Writings
Author: Phillis Wheatley
ISBN-13: 978-0140424300
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release Date: February 2001
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I am not a huge fan of poetry, especially poetry prior to the Jazz age or the Harlem Renaissance. I read a few of Phillis Wheatley’s poems in college in an American Literature class. I thought interesting, Continue reading

Day 8: Celebrating Black Authors – Alexander Dumas

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ll be celebrating black authors by sharing a book a day written by a black author and that has a black main character. Some of the authors I’ve read others are new to me and will be added to the ever-growing TBR pile.

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN-13: 978-1593081515
Publisher: Barnes &  Noble
Release Date: November 2004
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I was first introduced to him like so many of you through the swashbuckling movie, The Three Musketeers. I remember reading bits of it in a high school English class and always thought I’d come back to it. Well it took some Continue reading