There is so much going on with this book it feels overwhelming. It feels like the plot is barely contained within the pages and its gonna burst out of the book at any given moment and eat my face. Where do I even begin? Video games? Sure, let’s go with that first.Continue reading “Review: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin”
I was looking for something appropriate for the season, something with a cozy vibe. I saw this book on Storygraph‘s “Popular This Week” section and the premise lined up with what I was looking for.Continue reading “Review: What You Are Looking For is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama”
This past week I have been reading Sister Outsider, a collection of Audre Lorde’s essays, papers and speeches. Every bit of writing in this collection is worth reading. Lorde’s writing remains applicable and useful to our current struggles and I found myself wishing that I had read her words earlier in my life. Better late than never I suppose.
While I was reading this book, I used my Kobo ebook reader’s annotation function to highlight and save a few choice quotes that I thought were particularly important.Continue reading “Some Quotes from Sister Outsider”
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I liked this retelling of a classic Korean folktale. Interesting characters, mythology and a world that reminded me of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (yep, the blurb on the store page is fairly accurate). And this particular YA fantasy’s romance subplot is…alright, I didn’t dislike it.
A nice easy read to close out this year with. I did it folks, 52 weeks, 52 books.
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This just might be one of the best books I’ve read this year. It is a very well written memoir, it had me laughing and then it had me crying. My experience as an immigrant to Canada does not quite match Elamin’s but there are a lot of small similarities that felt very real. I’m reading this and I’m going, “damn yeah that’s real shit”.
The story about dealing with grief and mourning absolutely ruined me, Whew lord. Also the way Elamin uses the 401 highway as a metaphor throughout this memoir is so so good. Loved it. Loved the stories about getting into pro wrestling and heavy metal.
Highly recommend this book.