For those who didn’t see last months post, I’m not going to be continuing the stat updates in this manner next year. It’s simply become too time-consuming for me. I’m going to be limiting my updates in either scale or frequency which has yet to be determined. Note from MsWas: Have thoughts about CBR stats, standings, comparisons, or percentages? Then submit your opinions in this survey […]
In 1948, the city of Atlanta hired its first 8 black police officers. They were not allowed to wear their uniforms to or from work, they could not arrest white people, they could not drive a squad car or operate out of the police headquarters. If they uncovered a crime, they reported that to white police officers, who would investigate it when, and if, they chose. Many in the black community viewed them with suspicion. Darktown is Thomas Mullen’s fictional interpretation of this endeavor. Historically, Henry Hooks, […]
Thank you so much to bonnie for these awesome books! They’re going to be super helpful with ny TA position next semester!
This is the first in a new series by Eloisa James, The Wildes of Lindow Castle, featuring here Lord Alaric Wilde who is the son of the Duke of Lindow. He isn’t the heir to the title, that honor belongs to his elder brother North after the first son died unexpectedly. Alaric has been out of the country for several years, traveling and exploring while writing about his adventures. He’s completely unaware that his books have created a popular persona among the ton, and he’s […]
Are you ready for our final book club of the year? Well, ready or not here we go to cap off another year of reading and discussing together! The Real Inspector Hound is a quick, funny play where Tom Stoppard takes aim at theatre, critics, reality, and fate. While its one act zips by in 50 pages or less, it still manages to have opinions about our place in the world around us. Ground rules remain the same as before, discuss in the comments below, […]
Opening salvo, hot take: everything Tom Stoppard has ever written is incredible; this isn’t his best work. The Real Inspector Hound is the first live production of a Stoppard play I ever saw, followed about a year and a half later by Arcadia. So, I will always be grateful to Hound for preparing me, because otherwise Arcadia might have melted my brain, and working directly with Tom (humblebrag) on The Coast of Utopia would have been the actual death of me. Hound is a delight. […]
Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca, and through a combination of her family’s teachings and her time at school, spent most of her childhood and teen years as a religious fanatic. Then, in her 20s, she became a computer security engineer, working with a variety of people, and realized just how wrong the situation in her country really was. She began to rebel against the government by doing something that most of us bitch and moan about doing every day: daring to drive. Manal tells […]
Y’all, if you’re looking for some fun, cute YA, I’ve got it for you right here. I grabbed When Dimple Met Rishi (along with most of the books I’ve read in the last month) off Goodreads Reader Choice Awards, and it did not disappoint! Dimple, an aspiring web designer, has one thing on her mind: attending a good college, away from her mother — who’s hell-bent on finding Dimple an “Ideal Indian Husband”. Rishi, on the other hand, dreams of finding a wife that will be as […]