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.
Brink of Dawn picks up where the multiple-award-winning first book in the Chosen series, Wind Catcher, left off, but it can also be read as a stand-alone novel. Continue the adventure! And be sure to watch for the third and final installment in this exciting series, Scorched Souls, to launch in late 2016.
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.
“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
Hey Lovers, sorry I missed last week’s review. Work got crazy. I think I’m starting to develop a Lil Wayne problem but we’ll discuss that some other time. Keep reading for my latest review. Continue reading
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
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
It came to my attention that some people, not you of course, think that all I do is watch reality TV. In an effort to dispel that rumor, I’m starting a new book review series. Every week (approximately) I’ll post a quick review of a book I’ve read recently. Most of the books will be non-fiction. Growing up I was really into novels and lately I’ve been obsessed with the New Yorker’s fiction podcast. However, after I finished law school and found out that I passed both the New York and New Jersey bar exams, I was really afraid that the sudden lack of constant academic pressure for the first time in my life would cause me to slide into the same intellectual mediocrity as most of America. That thought terrified me. Check out the first review here and check back every Wednesday for the next review.