Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

I was intrigued by the title of this book before I even knew what it was about. I wanted to know who the girl who smiled beads was and what it even meant to smile beads. After reading the description, I realized it was completely different than what I was expecting (though I am not… Continue reading The Girl Who Smiled Beads

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Feminist · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Argonauts

I have no idea how I heard of this book or what it was that made me want to read it. What I can tell you though, is that it was one of the books I bought at Powell’s while visiting Portland last summer. So, there’s that. This might be my shortest intro of all… Continue reading The Argonauts

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir

I’ve had this one on my TBR for a few months now, having heard multiple times how good it is. And when I saw it on Book Outlet last time I was perusing the site (I won’t say how often I do that…gotta keep my book-buying complex on the DL as much as possible, haha)… Continue reading when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir

Feminist · Magical Realism · Short Stories

Her Body and Other Parties

I’m not always a short story person. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do decide to pick up a book like this, you know there’s a good reason. In this case, a collection of stories billed as genre-defying representations of the female experience. Honestly, that’s an almost impossible description for me… Continue reading Her Body and Other Parties

ARC · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Tomorrow Will Be Different

I’ve never been particularly into politics – it just does not interest me. I mean don’t get me wrong, I have my opinions and morals and I vote according to them (and to that point – I vote consistently and informedly), but I have never been overly into the processes of bills becoming laws, campaigning,… Continue reading Tomorrow Will Be Different