Upcoming Releases

Goodreads’ editors released a list of upcoming releases that they are very excited about. I have linked it here.

There are a few on the list that I have already marked as want to read. I’m excited for these releases. There are 68 books on the list and about a third sound interesting to me, right off the bat. A few I know I will definitely not read.

Take a peek at the list and let me know what you think.

How not to store a Kindle

How not to store a kindle

The above linked article tells about a woman whose Kindle was infested by ants. I’m not sure what the ants were after, but they bought several ebooks while they were inside the Kindle. I am assuming they ate wires and got something to work together that was not supposed to work that way.

Amazon’s return policy helped the woman out, but what a strange feeling to find unwanted books being charged to your credit card.

School Library Pulls Books

School library pulls books

The above linked article tells about school libraries pulling books to ban. I don’t know about you, but banning a book makes me more likely to want to read it. I have read some of these books and can see why they’d be discouraging high school readers from reading them, but they can still go out and get them from the public library or purchase them from the local bookstore or from Amazon.

What great advertising the schools are doing!

Martha Wash

Martha Wash

The above linked article tells about Martha Wash. She did a lot of singing in her day, but didn’t get credit for it. She went to court and helped change the laws that make publishers give credit where credit is due.

She did a lot of voice work that we recognize, but we don’t recognize it as her. Next time you listen, think about how those voices got onto the albums. If it’s a male singer and there’s a part with a female singer, is she credited?

Longneck Manor

Longneck manor

The hotel mentioned in the above linked website looks amazing! I found it in my internet travels and would love to go there, but… it’s $700 a night with a 2 night minimum. It is also not really a hotel. It only has one suite, and it’s booked into 2024. My goodness. I guess it’s not in the cards for me, but it sure is fun to look at.

I’m not sure, though, how I’d feel about giraffes and rhinoceroses visiting me while I slept. It looks fun, but not restful.

What happened to Dick Rowland and Sarah Page?

Sarah Page and Dick Rowland

The event in the elevator in Oklahoma was the start of the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. Dick Rowland tripped and tore Sarah Page’s dress. Both of them disappeared before all of the events of the massacre occurred. The above linked article speculates on what may have happened to them. Interesting that they weren’t around to see what happened or at least to tell their part of the story.

For Allies Who Want to Do Better

For allies who want to do better

The above linked article tells about books to help allies do better. I am sorry about the font and color of the list of books below, but I seem to have difficulties changing them. They do look like they would be good books, though.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness 

Michelle Alexander

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

This Bridge Called My Back

Writings by Radical Feminists of Color

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

God’s Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers