Book: Rising Out of Hatred Author: Eli Saslow Format: Net Galley (free ARC), audio via Audible I really struggled to read this book. I have read many other reviews in which people complain that the author does directly note when he is quoting Derek or Don. In the author's note at the back of the book, … Continue reading New Review: Rising Out of Hatred
This review may contain SPOILERS!! You've been warned. I kicked this book down the road for quite a while because it's just not in my usual genres. As an Alaskan, I also have a real fear of reading books that take place in Alaska because of what might be mis-portrayed or annoying in them. The Great … Continue reading New Review: The Great Alone
When I wrote this review for RevGalBlogPals, the verdict in the case mentioned below had not yet been decided or announced. The day after this review posted, it was announced that the police officer who shot Philando Castile was acquitted. The officer shot Castile who was seated in a car next to his fiancee and … Continue reading Reblog: The Hate U Give
Most white people lack the language to talk knowledgeably about race and class in the modern United States. Even the most woke white person doesn't know what she doesn't know (unknown unknowns!). Having the humility to admit this and that you can be very wrong in what you do know takes nerves. I am steeling … Continue reading New Review: Born Bright
In the past week, I’ve struggled to finish a book, any book. I have half-read books all over the place, but they have too much plot or not enough, or I need more attention to learn from them, or I just can’t bring myself to care about the people or characters in the book. This … Continue reading Review: I’m Judging You
This book has stayed with me for over a month now. I checked out from the library and then I kept it, long after I had finished reading, because I just wasn't done with it. Or more, it wasn't done with me.