Review: We Should All Be Feminists

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Happy New Year! One of my goals for 2017 is to read more. For Christmas, I got a Kindle. My first purchase was “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Feminism has had more than 15 minutes of fame recently. Like most of the world, I first learned of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie when she was featured on Beyonce’s song “Flawless.” What I did not know was the excerpt we hear in “Flawless” was adopted from a TED Talk. Unlike most of the world, I prefer to read about things before I go labeling myself willy nilly. 

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Review: This is How You Lose Her

 

From Amazon

From Amazon

Hey Lovers,

I’ve been good about reading consistently but I haven’t been good about reviewing. My apologies. I just finished the book “This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz. This is the first time I’ve read a book by Junot Diaz, though I had listened to one of his stories on the New Yorker’s fiction podcast. According to Amazon, this is a fictional book but given the information we know about Diaz, I suspect that all or most of the major aspects (locations, main characters, etc) of the stories are at least based on events that really happened.

The book is composed of nine short stories. Five of them are named after women. Each story could stand on its own however I loved the way they read as a collection.

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Book Review: Wind Catcher

WC ReleaseThis fantasy adventure series is steeped in American Indian culture and so much more.

Winner: Mom’s Choice Award — Silver Metal
Winner: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval
Recipient: Readers’ Favorite — 5 Star Review
Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.
 
When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage. Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her.
All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average-could never be average.
Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.
Wind Catcher is a suspenseful, wonderfully written story that will capture your attention and hold it prisoner. A book that you won’t want to escape from. Brava!” – Stephen Fisher, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
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Review: Loose Girl

 

From KerryCohen.com

From KerryCohen.com

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Last week I introduced my new book review series. Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity was published in 2008. It was written by Kerry Cohen. This book is a memoir but the story reads as if it is fiction. I have never read a book written by a female author who was so honest about sexual promiscuity since Karrine “Super Head” Stevens published “Confessions of a Video Vixen.” While both books are about the same underlying subject (sex), they don’t share many other similarities.   Continue reading

Review: 20 Something 20 Everything

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Are you between the ages of 20 & 30 and feel like you don’t know what direction is for you? Did you always have family support and are now trying to figure it all out alone for the first time (and you’re terrified)? Do you feel like now is when you’re supposed to jump start your career and think a life of suits, business meetings and business via smartphone is what you should want but all you really want is to be a housewife? Did you spend a significant portion of your 20’s in school and feel totally unprepared for the real world of life, love and paying your own rent? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may be having a quarter life crisis.  Continue reading