By Amanda Lovelace
Goodreads Community Rating: 3.94
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2016
Format Read: Paperback
Goodreads Summary: “Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”
A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
A little while ago, I was reading a post (i forget who wrote it!!) about how they would rather read the book before they watch the movie. I was nodding along the entire time I read it, and then I got to the end and they mentioned a book to movie adaption, and I was like– wait, hold up… that’s a book? And suddenly it occurred to me that I do not, in fact, always read the book before I watch the movie. So, in honor of that realization, here’s the list of some books that I haven’t read, which have really ridiculously good movies.
By Jodi Picoult
Goodreads Community Rating: 4.34
Genre: Contemporary Fiction w/ racism focus
Publication Date: October 11th 2016
Format Read: Hardcover
Goodreads Summary: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
It’s hard to believe that its already August. I feel like it was just a month ago that the air was freezing cold and nobody wanted to go outside because it was April and still felt like January. But we’ve made it, and that means that not only the summer, but the year, is already half over!! This year was wild, since it was the first where I was in college for the entire thing, and made my blogging life way different than it used to be. That being said, I still had a fun year, and I’m here to tell you guys all about it.
Over the past few weeks, I was lucky enough to interview Mark Zaslove, an author who just recently came out with his new book, Death and Taxes!! I really enjoyed hearing Mark’s answers to my questions, and now I can’t wait to share with you. Hopefully you find it just as enjoyable as I have!!
Today, I’m planning on doing something that I don’t think I’ve ever done before, and that’s go over my physical TBR with all of you. Since I got home from school, I’ve reorganized my room so that my bookshelf only consists of books i’ve already read, and the shelf above my desk is filled with the books that I haven’t read, but desperately need to. Since I’ve been sitting on my bed staring at that very shelf for about an hour now, I figured it could serve as pretty good inspiration for a post. So, welcome to my physical TBR:
It’s officially that time of year where i get to announce the book blogger award winners! for those of you that haven’t been following, for all of April you were able to nominate your favorite bloggers for a series of book blogger awards, and then in May, the bloggers who received the most nominations entered a Twitter voting round, to find the single winner for each category. Today, i’m going to be announcing those winners!
i’m normally not this on top of tags (i mean, i was only tagged in this one, about, 15 days ago!) and i skipped a bunch of the ones i was supposed to do to get to this one, but it just seemed super fun, and i haven’t done anything like this in a while, so i figured it was worth moving up in the cue. The Nope Book Tag (shoutout to the absolutely incredible HOLLY @ Nutfree Nerd for tagging me!) probably appeals to me so much because it’s basically exactly what it sounds– you talk about all of your negative book opinions. And since i’m stuck in a pit of self loathing and hatred, being a little bit negative may be exactly what i need. so get ready folks.