Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz really gave me a lot of conflicting feelings. Who is right? How can we adequately starve the trolls? Does the end justify the memes (haha, a pun you will get later)? In my heart of hearts and my own insulated social… Continue reading Should We Become Trolls?
You know what genres I wish I read more of? Sci-fi and Fantasy. Growing up, I was never really interested in those types of books. I think subconsciously I always thought those books are for boys. I read the “girly” books growing up, those that would be labeled as chick lit in the adult fiction… Continue reading Book Gender Reveal Party!
Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell was an interesting listen. Like Malcolm said, it sounded like one of his well-produced podcast episodes. And I thought I was impressed by Let Love Have the Last Word! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumaCsQ9wKw Malcolm Gladwell fails to surprise me. Well, when I… Continue reading Malcolm Says Her Name
Geeking out on the movie Just Mercy that’s out. My fan girl relationship with Bryan Stevenson originated when he came to my hometown when I was in grad school in 2016. I copped his book immediately and loved it so much I wrote a grad school book report about it (lolz, grad school book reports).… Continue reading Please Have Mercy On My Grad School Writing
I really enjoyed Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Jia writes the kind of book I would love to write one day. It's intelligent, analytical, witty and laden with personal experience from her own life. She doesn't pretend like she knows all the answers or that her view is the right one. She… Continue reading Self-Delusions
Elaine Welteroth is a maven of wisdom I didn’t know I needed in my life. It’s funny how books come with a message you need at the exact right moment in your life. I’m definitely at a point that I needed to hear her words in More Than Enough: Claiming Who You Are (No Matter… Continue reading New Decade Intention: Expanding
We are still in the Hallmark Holiday Romance Movie Season. I have been on a romance kick lately and I’m not sure why I stopped reading them in the first place! Oh yeah, because I went for a while without reading at all. It’s just something about a good (but sometimes problematic) romance that makes… Continue reading Romance Tropes We Love to Hate
As this year is coming to a close (actually this decade. Dang!), I am reflecting on second chances and growing from the past, not burying it. Some major themes in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng was second chances, especially the lack of second chances you get to treat the people you love… Continue reading Second Chances
The other morning, I woke up sinfully early, anxious at all of the things I had to. It’s a Saturday and there is nothing too pressing to prevent me from getting coveted sleep. My brain had different plans. Isn’t it funny how we think of ourselves separate from our brain and our hearts and our… Continue reading Things That Are Not Lost
I had a lot of feels while reading What Set Me Free by Brian Banks, as a black woman hearing a case of a black man being imprisoned for rape may feel. I started reading the book, as I do often when I pick out books to read, without very much context of what the… Continue reading What Set Me Off