Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Born a Crime

Born a Crime Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am glad I chose the audiobook version of this because Trevor Noah's presentation was simply phenomenal. I feel like I learned a lot more about him as a person. I thank him for telling his story.

I highly recommend this to anybody and especially the audio version.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review: Kindred

Kindred Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book the first time around but listening to the audio version was, spellbinding. Truly a great book and if you are into audio, I highly recommend that version.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

What I'm reading

I thought I would do updates on books that I am currently reading because I read a lot and because the reviews will be coming in.

This week saw a bunch of books come off of hold at the library so I have 12-14 days to read 13 books.  The odds aren't good I am afraid but I will do my best. Some others are my own. Yes, still a lot of books.

It was a weird sort of week that saw several books I'd been waiting for at the library become available (Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, The Bees by Laline Paull, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain).

Still others were titles I'd read about on book reviews, in blogs and apps like Litsy (The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson.

A book my sister read and liked, The Night Gardner by Jonathan Auxier.

Three book club books (one I already had was The Awakening by Kate Chopin and another Paula McLain, Circling the Sun was available at the library and I couldn't believe it! Also, Kindred by Octavia E Butler on Audiobook. I love listening to books while driving).

For learning material I chose: $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn EdinH. Luke Shaefer, and Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. 

Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy Because they just sounded interesting and were available

A Book Riot Reading challenge book, Changing Planes by Ursula K. Le Guin (read a collection of stories by a woman).  

Oh and The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs by 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I'm not missing you


I've logged in a few times, because I am trying to download all of my photos and what not but for the most part, I'm sorry my friends, I have not viewed your status updates, or posts, or pictures or much of anything (Ok, I think I sad faced or liked one post by mistake).

Looks like I'm not the only one leaving:

I Said Goodbye to Facebook
Facebook Dead at 12, A Victim of 2016

By the way, you don't have to like these pages and you don't have to leave any comments here or there.  I think some of us just want you to understand how we are feeling.

I've also talked (face to face) to a few people and they too are leaving or have left. We all agree that it's just not fun anymore.

I'm learning about instagram and having fun on litsy and reading.  I've finally caught up!

Also, I'm hoping my meetups with regards to the book challenge I am doing will get more people coming.

Hope you are doing well!  Remember,

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Review: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful Artwork along with an easy understanding of what parts of a farm do. This was the American Farm Bureau Federation book for 2017 and our company received a copy for us to read.

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