Another jury duty read. I had to go return my books and check more out while on my lunch break. This was one I picked up! Quick read and I enjoyed the facts about Iraqi culture sprinkled into this #graphicmemoir.
#nonfiction #iraq #memoir
Very quick read: brought it as a T read and inhaled most of it on the D to Government Center. Read the rest on the second half of my lunch break. I definitely wanted to know how his time as a hostage ended! The military history bits really bored me more than anything, but I suppose other people would find this a very tedious book. I DIDN'T.
#nonfiction #graphicmemoir #translation
#ReadInAruba I'm still reading this but I made lots of progress on vacation. I often have to stop reading because Eric will hear me laugh and I'll read the ridiculous part out loud to him. It's another in the number of books where a white dude tries to do something weird for a period of time (usually a year) and his wife judges him.
#nonfiction (technically a) #memoir #nature #animals
#ReadInAruba I was finally able to finish this book as well. This is an IN-DEPTH(!!) look at a very specific time in history. The author goes over what seems like every single factor, though I especially enjoyed his descriptions of the Mojave. There is so much exposition in this book that there are over 200 pages before we even get to the charge! Yet the wait is worth it.
#nonfiction #history #americansouthwest #19thcentury #militaryhistory
#ReadInAruba Over a month ago now I went to Aruba for my birthday and planned to do lots of reading. I finished this book, which I really enjoyed reading, although the ending disappointed me. In an earlier post, I mentioned I started this on "guard duty" and read almost 100 pages in one sitting. And I don't usually do fiction!
#fiction #dystopian #millennials
After sharing my despair with @mrsmarch at not finding any ebooks on my planned list for #LitsyAtoZ, she recommended this one for #F that I started on my lunch break. Good so far, but I realize it's very similar to something I finished relatively recently: straight white male writer does something for a year and his wife is putting up with it.
#nonfiction #memoir #yearlongexperiments
I lost this book for a while (and racked up a chunk of change in fines) but I was committed to finishing it. And not just because I'm a completionist (because I AM) but because this book was incredible. The artwork was stunning. The little bits of humor were thrilling. And I got to learn about a FANTASTIC GROUP OF WOMEN. Recommended this to my coworker & I heard the barcode scanner go off 15 seconds after I gave it to him.
#YA #graphic #biography
I tried but I just can't. This was on my TBR on Goodreads almost since the start of my account. I like memoirs, especially about society. BUT...I don't know what this is but it's barely a memoir. Disjointed, disorienting, and way too hesitant. The author explained her reasoning for her writing style, but I couldn't accept it. Checking out another book for #N on #LitsyAtoZ.
Another ebook checkout success! The author really explains what the enslaved people would think and react. I feel like I would hate that if my mood was the slightest bit different.
Fascinating and a quarter of the ebook is notes! I will check those out in print though.
Hmmm...reminds me of what happened to my father when he sailed to South Africa when he was in Greek Merchant Marines during the 1970s...
Man I was in such a slump and it feels good to check off another book on #LitzyAtoZ!
This was a funny and fascinating book. There were parts I skimmed. There were also parts that I enjoyed, read aloud to my boyfriend, and/or bookmarked for later.
#nonfiction #memoir #humor
As an intentionally ignorant atheist, I didn't expect anything. But the author did a fine job of making sure someone as unaware as me could still follow along.
This was my T read today. I've been skeptical about having separate writers and artists for the graphic memoirs I read lately but this definitely worked out. Torres is a great writer whose Modern Love column sucked me in. Choi's art used the medium well. Slow start then gripping.
Quick read, though I only buckled down and finished it this morning so I could return it to the library. The stories I could recognize the source were really good, but some of the others I was like, What. Ortberg lists the sources in the back, though I feel I would've enjoyed it more had I been familiar with every story already.
This was just not a good fit for me. I was *really* intrigued by the concept (modern day black people secretly have extraordinary abilities) but it wasn't enough to make me like what is still basically a superhero comic. Kind of hated the art style as well. This was extra disappointing following the disappointment that was #BingoLove
Watching the Livestream of Zuckerberg's testimony and he was hedging so much I called him a hedgehog. Enjoy some of my not-best work.
Snow day read! Intro Monday night. Story on Tuesday. Finished the Q&A this morning.
This was the most literary memoir I've read in awhile, if not ever. Reviews here call this memoir "raw" but Mailhot says not to fall for that: "Because I'm an Indian woman someone might call my work raw and disregard the craft of making myself appear raw."
That said, I was prepared for this memoir. Thinking of it as "poetry" as Alexie calls it helps.
Went to a wonderful, cathartic, and productive student conference this weekend at Simmons: #DERAIL2018
Any #librarystudents or interested parties should check out the hashtag on Twitter. The tagged book is from an author quoted in my favorite presentation. Not a student anymore so this is my last eligible year to attend in-person, but alumni like me are encouraged to promote the conference.
I was excited for this book. And then I was SO DISAPPOINTED.
It explains separate concepts well enough, but doesn't tie them together. Eric loves and understands physics and he wasn't a fan of this either.
My #LitsyAvatar is a photo of me from my first full day in London on a week's trip there with my boyfriend after I graduated from library school in May. My mom paid for my manicure for graduation and I got lemon yellow nails to match my hood. Eric had never been to London whereas I spent a semester abroad, so we spent that first day just "Londoning."