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 [...]

Monthly Wrap-Up: June & July 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUZpp7Y891U This wrap-up is a little late (lol), but I read four books over the last two months: Inferno by Dan Brown (★★★½)Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture ed. by Roxane Gay  (★★★★)Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks (★★★½)What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine (★★★★) What did you read??

Top Ten: Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do or Learn

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was top ten things books have made me want to do or learn about after reading them, but I tweaked it slightly to include things I actually learned or did rather than things about which I got curious or still want [...]

Top Ten: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was my most anticipated releases for the second half (July through December) of 2016. Yay new books! I am also very excited about Roxane Gay's new memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Justin Cronin's The City of Mirrors. [...]

The Hold Shelf #1

Very rarely do I place library holds on new releases - either because I can't predict when a book will find its way to me (when I'm in the middle of something else??) or because there just isn't anything I absolutely have to read right away. And then there are these titles: The City of Mirrors [...]

Top Ten: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was authors I read for the first time in 2015. Some of these authors had been on my radar before the start of the year, and then some of them popped up along with whatever book I ultimately [...]

Review: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Title: Bad Feminist: Essays Author: Roxane Gay Rating: ★★★★ Summary: In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman of color while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years and commenting on the state of feminism today. The portrait that emerges [...]