Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Title: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self DelusionAuthor: Jia TolentinoRating: ★★★★★Summary: Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves … Continue reading Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Title: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureAuthor: Roxane GayRating: ★★★★Summary: Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on to address what it means to live in a world where individuals have to measure the violence and aggression they face. Covering a wide range … Continue reading Review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Monthly Wrap-Up: September/October 2018

Did'ya know that I post videos on YouTube?? If not, check out my latest video below! The books discussed are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3suvPQzA9qI The Broken Vow by Scott Westerfeld (★★★★)Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit (★★★½)Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin (★★)One Day in December … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: September/October 2018

Review: Call Them by Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit

Title: Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)Author: Rebecca SolnitRating: ★★★½Summary: In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time. She explores the way emotions shape political life, electoral politics, police … Continue reading Review: Call Them by Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit