Oooh! This book has teeth. Dig in.
I finished this book 2 weeks ago and I had to sit with it. I can‘t recall ever having been ripped so raw by a piece of fiction in my life.
Frustrating & disappointing and I don‘t even know why I bother with this genre any more. Naledi is cool and I‘d read more about her, but I don‘t like this book. Jamal/Thabiso is a selfish liar and never changes, but since he‘s supposedly been dreaming about her forever, it‘s all romantic and cool *eye roll.* To read Naledi even try to take partial blame for his weak attempts at explaining, I cannot.
I don‘t generally suffer from the pain of not being myself, but I am human and I have my moments where the outside pressures have too much of an impact on my life. The “mental redecorating” approach of this book is preferable to the “conform and change” advice of most books. SO READ THIS ONE INSTEAD!
This is now the third book I‘ve read by this author and I‘ve only been marginally annoyed by her twice (no one is perfect). #audiobook #nonfiction
This took me a long time to read - I had to renew my library rental 3x. I‘m not entirely sure why, but perhaps because I didn‘t find Hades to be an intriguing villain. After the first encounter, he pretty much fell flat to me. Thursday, however, I like. So I‘ll read the next one. #ebook #kindle #libraries #bookrecs
I do not have a problem not giving any fucks. That being said, this a practical way to get there for anyone that does. Funny, short. Her second book is better.
Personally, I consider myself an Alpha-Beta.
This is a good read to remind yourself that a lot of the obstacles you find yourself up against were designed that way. #readharderchallenge #audiobook #libby #supportlibraries
I enjoyed reading this story, even in all it‘s predictability. There is something to be said about the simplicity and the hope of it all. My favorite thing was the illustrations. #tbr2019
The overwhelming majority of my Kindle notes are, “ugh.” The only thing I liked about this book was Ms. Gretchen. This was written and published for a white audience. In fact, I dare say, it might as well be a white story but for the insertion of hot button topics for black women and lots of “giiiiiirl” dialogue. #bookclub #bwauthors
Read it. Then we can discuss.
This was my first Manga and first opportunity to read a book not printed in the Western style - I enjoyed both aspects. I found myself very interested in the food descriptions and cultural explanations. My one down side for this book is that the petty and surly drama between Yamasaki Shirō and Kaibara Yūzan is annoying & I think it detracts from the spirit of the book. Perhaps in other volumes this is not the case. At least I hope so. #readharder
The information is easy to digest & I like the organization of the material. I‘m giving it a “so-so” instead of a “pick” because it didn‘t meet my expectations. Based on the blurb & several recommendations, both personal & general, I expected more life hacks to living your perfect “when.” Overall, it‘s a good read.
I am approximately halfway through my second book for the 2019 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. “Prison Noir” is the compilation from a collection incarcerated authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates that I chose for the prompt “a book written in prison.” I already knew I didn‘t want to go to prison, but I‘m even more certain now.
#bookriot #readharderchallenge #compilation #bookwritteninprison #reading #januaryreads #libraries #supportlibraries
Book Riot Read Harder Challenge - sci-fi novel, female protagonist, female author.
It has taken me two years to finally sit down and read "Kindred" after adding it to my TBR. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings after finishing it. #audiobook #libraries #supportlibraries #readharderchallenge #mytbr
Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: “a book of social science.”
I remember studying the actual case in undergrad. At first I thought that this YA re-telling was watered down and that the point would be lost. However, we shouldn't need such extreme violence to shake us to our senses and not allow such atrocities as we have historically and I think this YA re-telling succeeds in making that point. #readharderchallenge #libraries #supportlibraries
I have 10 books left to read this year to finish my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge list. I‘m not sure I‘m going to make it! 😱😱 I picked up “The Living is Easy” by Dorothy West for the “A Book with a Cover You Hate” category. I don‘t like this kind of image of black women. I am looking forward to reading the book, however! #libraries #supportlibraries #readharderchallenge #bwauthors
This is a collection. I understood about half of the stories in the collection, and I liked about half of those. The ones I liked, I really liked. Read Harder Challenge: #8 - a comic written or illustrated by a person of color.
This is one of my favorite panels.
#graphicnovels #readharderchallenge #tbr2018 #libraries #ILL #interlibraryloan #supportlibraries #POCauthors
I'm mad at everyone who recommended that I read this. Have you met me? Did you read this yourself and still think to recommend it to me or did you just assume I'd love it because the BW MC dates a WM? I'm not sure which answer is worse.
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