https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13U7QIN9xs In which I come back after two years (TWO YEARS) and review The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs and give it 4 stars because it was an “insightful and intimate portrait” of one man’s life and an all-around great read. … Continue reading Video Review: Biographies!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was books that celebrate diversity/diverse characters. I'm not sure that these ten books really "celebrate" diversity as much as they predominately feature non-white characters/poc without making a huge deal about said non-whiteness. Whether in the US or abroad, … Continue reading Top Ten: Books That Celebrate Diverse Characters
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was Ten Books I'd Love to See as Movies/TV Shows. I am too overwhelmed by the thought of these books becoming movies that I have no details beyond 'give it to me now.' Movies Queen of Babble by … Continue reading Top Ten: Books I’d Love to See as Movies/TV Shows
"Five Favorite" is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite "x". Sometimes they're relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they're not. It's an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down. I never … Continue reading Five Favorite: Memoirs
I’ve been accidentally reading quite a bit of non-fiction in the past couple of months, so here are some thoughts on four newish real-life releases (and one not-so-new at all).
Jen Lancaster’s self-effacing wit and sardonic outlook on life might not be for everyone – but she’s pretty much my perfect kind of narrator. Lancaster’s written seven memoirs (with an eighth on the way), so start with Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office before embarking on your reading binge. Either you’ll thank me for your new literary friend or hope I never give you a…
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