Books I had to give up on

I think one of the hardest things to navigate as a reader is the concept of abandoning books. I’m pretty sure this applies to a lot of fellow readers, but there is nothing more heartbreaking than being really excited about a book and realizing you can’t make yourself finish it. It took me many years…

The Gendarme

I am a real sucker for any book that has more than one story going on at the same time, with both stories connecting and/or resolving themselves at the end. “The Gendarme” did an amazing job of moving back and forth between two different time periods in the main character’s life. The author was able…

Book Promotions for February 19th

Went a little crazy this afternoon. I guess the 19th is the day of book deals! For today’s book purchases: Furiously Happy Purple Hibiscus The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America Now these are all very exciting titles to me! “Furiously Happy” has been on my wishlist since August. I was standing…

An Undisturbed Peace

America has a dark history that many of us either are unaware of, choose to ignore, or do not see the importance of remembering and understanding. In other words, it’s easy to deny a violent past when the people who suffered were standing in the way of European colonization and later the imperialism of the…

Late Post On Promotions

I went a little crazy recently with books and with everything going on wasn’t able to share the day I purchased, i.e. when the promotions were actually occurring. A little useless but  wanted to share regardless the books that caught my attention: Let the Drum Speak – This is the final book of a story…

Book Promotions for February 8th

One of my dear friends whilst preparing a lecture for class asked me to look over her slides which discussed a myriad of things, include the World’s Fair of 1893 in Chicago. I had heard about these so called fairs over the years, but had never truly conceptualized what they represented. My friend was integrating…

Book Promotions for February 5th

For today’s lovely promotions, I went ahead and bought a book called Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker. It’s on sale today for $1.99 on Amazon, feel free to click the hyperlink to be immediately directed to it. In my never-ending book quest, I have sought to buy books that…

Memory of Loss Skin

This is a book that I definitely struggled to get through but when I was done I was glad to have read it. I don’t know if I would recommend this book to everyone for it is a very strange book. The plot itself is rather random,  but the character development is amazing. Besides the…