I am not lost…

May 16, 2016

The Trouble with Diversity

I’ve been following along with some of the snafus that have occurred in and around the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag, though haven’t ever really delved deeply into them. I have several friends who write stories dealing with people of various diversities (racial, people with disabilities, LGBT+, etc) and I know it’s an important part of our world that we should strive to make more noticeable.

The trouble I have comes when we start talking about who should be writing what.

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April 6, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp

I’ve been excited to read this since I first found out that the book existed and was going to be published. ¬†As with too much of the rest of the country, I have a strange fascination with tragedy and why it happens, so a book about a school shooting is right up my alley. (Particularly since it’s a fictional shooting. Real death = sad.) If nothing else, I wanted to see how the author approached it, particularly since it’s told in multiple perspectives.

I’m not sure I could have adequately prepared for this book.

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August 19, 2014

Book “Review” – To Kill a Mockingbird

I put the word “review” in quotes because I find it very difficult to put myself in any kind of position where it could even be dreamed of that I would be worthy to take apart this novel. Yes, I’ve tackled classics before (maybe someday I’ll show you all my “review” of The Great Gatsby) but this book…

There’s too much to this book. Too much history with me, too much meaning, just too much.

But I’ll try my best anyway.

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