Just ok. I felt there were too many extraneous characters and the plot was not very original. 2.5⭐️ #Hoopla
As I was reading this, I kept going back to reread passages. This is one of those books I think everyone should read, because otherwise the problems it mentions won‘t get addressed. I think African American women of any age will find themselves somewhere in these pages. Can‘t say enough good things about it.
This was a #Hoopla read, but I ordered my own copy. Definitely one I‘ll keep returning to over time.
I just realized we are at the mid year mark for 2019‼️ Feel like sharing your #Top6Reads for the first half of 2019! They don‘t have to be new in 2019 just your favorite 6 reads so far this year. Interestingly 5 of my top 6 were nonfiction 🤓 I‘m tagging 6 friends to get this party started.... @saresmoore @LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @TrishB
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This essay collection is a long meditation on the natural world. The author melds her training as a botanist with the knowledge of plants gained through her Native American upbringing to create a more holistic view of the plant kingdom. This is a statement on the hubris of western thought and how it often fails to recognize indigenous wisdom. Although the collection is long and sometimes repetitive, what it has to say is valuable. 4⭐️ #hoopla
Just wanted to share with y'all my favorite comic I read this month! Another gem from #Hoopla
Definitely similar to LumberJanes (but I think I liked this better??!) The characters and the illustrations had me grinning throughout!! So fun! 😊 I'll be reading vol. 2 soon for sure
Here's a great bookriot article about different portrayals of masculinity in this : https://bookriot.com/2017/05/12/blushing-boys-and-the-backstagers/
This book was first mentioned on Episode 064 of the Reading Envy Podcast by Tracy Landrith back in August 2016, but of course the recent death of Gloria Vanderbilt (and touching tribute by son Anderson Cooper on CNN) brought it back to mind. #hoopla ⤵️
I'm listening to "The Last of August" by Brittany Cavallaro on the Hoopla app from Farmington Community Library.
I love Hoopla! Through my library I can get 5 titles per month for free; ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more.