Humor · Nonfiction

wow, no thank you.

Y'all - I love Samantha Irby. I read we are never meeting in real life last year, my first of her collections, and it was just...so good! Wonderfully hilarious with that tempering mix of some more serious (though still delivered with Irby's perfect comedic tone) topics. But yea, it was great. So I knew I'd be reading more… Continue reading wow, no thank you.

ALC · Nonfiction

Four Hundred Souls

Well, this is just one of those big-name recent releases that I knew I needed to read. And then I actually read an interview with Kendi and Blain and the audiobook producer (does anyone else that works/spends time in a library read Book Page?) where they talked about matching the full cast of narrators to each… Continue reading Four Hundred Souls

ARC · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

I try to be really careful about what I request from NetGalley. First, becasue it is so easy to overdo it and let that get out of control (on this front, I am only marginally successful, as I am fairly far behind on sending feedback there - I'm only human). Also, because those require reading on… Continue reading Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

Nonfiction

The Undocumented Americans

Basically everyone, like actually everyone, read this book and said it was one of the best of the year last year (2020). I have never seen a more universally read and recognized book, especially nonfiction. And in a wonderful (and “finally”) turn, it was also recognized on a more “official” level than just the reader/bookstagram… Continue reading The Undocumented Americans

Humor · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Irby’s collections have been on my radar since I started getting more into short story/essay collections. Everything I’d read about them was unanimous in commentary on how funny she was and honestly, if there was ever a year/time that needed more comedic relief, it’s this one. So, as you all know by now is normal… Continue reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.