The above link brings up a video interview with Angie Thomas whose new book, Concrete Rose, came out last month. I haven’t read the book yet, but I have enjoyed her other books. They give you something to think about. I look forward to reading the new book.
Here is a list of skills that are working their way out of fashion. How many of them can you do? Are you teaching the younger generation to do them?
The above linked article is about a race that requires you to eat a dozen donuts along the 5K course. The title says miles, but it becomes clear in the article that it meant 5K. It originally took place in 2004 as a fundraiser in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has been put on pause, it seems, for now.
The article says that you can try it on your own. Running a 5K with a box of donuts or a stomach full of sugary, fatty donuts does not sound like a great idea to me, but to some, it might.
This is the second book in the series. If I hadn’t read the first book right before starting this book, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. The story seemed forced after the memory part of the story was done. I enjoyed this story less than the first one, but I felt that I needed to know how the first story ended up after the cliffhanger ending.
Here is a great list of books by black authors, as discussed in the above linked article. I have read many of them, and they are great books. Period. Some others are on my TBR list. I haven’t been disappointed with any of these books that I’ve picked up.
Audiobook: 20,000 leagues under the sea
Kindle book: my teacher is an idiom
Book Stack book: na
Library book: my teacher is an idiom
Bookclub book:20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Kindle Unlimited book: we are Legion, we are Bob
Audible book: 20,000 leagues under the sea
ARC book: The Cracked Slipper
I picked up this book for bookclub. I don’t know that I would have read it otherwise, but I am glad I did. The book was a little strange, but the story’s pieces all fit together by the end.
This was well worth the read. I wouldn’t call it fun, but it sucked me into the story right away. It kept me guessing for most of the book. I enjoyed it and may reread it one of these days.
I enjoyed almost everything about this book. I had to suspend belief that a writer could completely forget about her phone and laptop for several days. Also, I was not thrilled about the ending. I had no choice but to get the next book in the series. I needed to know what happened. If you’re willing to invest in the whole series, then I’d recommend this mostly romance, somewhat suspenseful mystery book.
Here are the books listed in the above linked article. The author of the article thinks that everyone should read each of the books at least once in their lives. I have read 10 of them. More if you count the whole series of Harry Potter.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
2. 1984, by George Orwell
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
4. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
7. The Diary Of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank
8. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
9. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
11. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
12. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
15. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
16. Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
17. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
18. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
19. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
20. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
21. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
22. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
23. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare
24. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
25. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
26. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
27. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
28. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
30. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
This movie was recommended to me many times. When I took a film class last semester, I ran into a zoom meeting with the writer and director. I really enjoyed the short films by the director. I decided that it was time to actually watch the movie, especially since it was free this week, due to a special by the cable company.
The story is about a filmmaker researching an actress from the 30s who was not given proper film credit in several movies. It’s fiction, but still it is eye-opening.
I definitely recommend this movie. I would have enjoyed it even if it hadn’t been on the free movie list.