Blog Tours · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction · Translations

War and Me (+ Giveaway)

Until about two months ago, neither Faleeha Hassan nor this book were anywhere on my radar. But a representative of the publisher (Amazon Crossing) reached out and asked if I was interested in receiving a copy in exchange for participating in a Blog Tour. I've gotten pretty picky about which of these requests I say yes… Continue reading War and Me (+ Giveaway)

Contemporary Literature

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself

My 11th Aspen Words 2022 Longlist read. And it was such a short one! Which was an especially stark contrast considering that this was the first one I picked up after The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, which was the longest by far. This was also a jarring choice due to the content, in the context of the current legislative/judicial… Continue reading A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

My 10th Aspen Words 2022 Longlist read done! And the one that was most intimidating, size-wise. I had actually bought this one for myself a while ago, I think before the longlist was even announced, actually. But I waited til I could get the audiobook from the library to go with it, because I knew I… Continue reading The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Contemporary Literature · Short Stories

How to Pronounce Knife

I loved the title of this collection from the moment I first read it. I remember, even as a native English speaker, not ever getting a clear explanation for words like knife (or pterodactyl!) and those ridiculously unnecessary silent letters. And then after studying multiple languages throughout college (including Arabic, Russian, Chinese and, of course,… Continue reading How to Pronounce Knife