Review: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

Over four years, Ward experiences the loss of five men she grew up with all by different circumstances, yet all connected in that being black, male and Southern affect your life and ultimately your death. This is her tribute to those men, but also a sort of story of herself as well. In between the…

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Mid Year Book Freak Out

Yes, we are more than halfway through the year and everyone has done this, but I still want to do it! I really enjoy this tag and the questions so here we go. 1. Best book you’ve read so far this year Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward. In the span of five years, Ward…

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Review: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

What was life after all, but a constant battle between our hopes and harsh reality? The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a graphic novel that follows a forgotten Singaporean comic artist. Charlie Chan lived through pre-independence Singapore and the move of Singapore from the “fishing village” it was to to the metropolis it…

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Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Imagine, you can go back in time. You can see a loved one you miss, and you have a chance to say the words you didn’t have the courage to say before. Or you can say the words you didn’t get to say before because you thought you’d have all the time in the world.…

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Books I Want to Read in August

I’ve been on a reading roll these past couple months and hopefully it continues into the next month. I’ve decided I want to focus on reading the ebooks I purchased on my Nook for the month of August. So here are the top books on my Nook that I’m excited to get to this month.

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Lately I’ve been reading a bit more than I have in the past year and a half and I’m excited about it! I’ve recently spent a bit more time on booktube again and I saw this “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag” circulating around. Not sure if I’ll make an actual Youtube video about this,…

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Faces at The Bottom of the Well

“Black people are the magical faces at the bottom of society’s well. Even the poorest whites, those who must live their lives only a few levels above, gain their self esteem by gazing down on us. Surely, they must know that their deliverance depends on letting down their ropes. Only by working together is escape…

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What I’m Currently Reading

Last year I didn’t do much reading once I’d moved to Korea. I was overwhelmed with the move, settling in and wanted to travel when I could. Plus, with a full time job that I had never done before, I spent a lot of time preparing lessons because I was unsure how it would go…

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