Hello, my friends. I declared review amnesty in 2019 and subsequently had to do the same in 2020. My doctor diagnosed me with anxiety in February, a mere month before my state issued its stay-at-home order, and I’ve been teaching my college classes remotely since March. I have done a LOT of reading, but have had precious little energy to put words together beyond emails to students. Here’s hoping 2021 is better. On a cheerier note, I love the CBR Book Exchange and had to […]
I decided to sit out this year’s Cannonball, after getting too far behind in reviews (as in, have not started, and am definitely behind my reading goal of a double Cannonball this year), but I could not miss our annual book exchange. KatSings is a hero and a champion. The Amazon Prime Fairy came to my house TWICE today, which was a double excitement, as the first installment was thrilling enough. I’ve been dying to read Elizabeth Acevedo, and now, I will be bringing this […]
It has been a long semester (case in point: I’m 50 reviews behind, and am currently typing this on my phone at the dealership, because my husband’s trusty car has finally given up the ghost). So thanks to magical Christmas elf mathildehoeg for impeccable timing and beautiful gifts. I look forward to reading both books (the authors are both on my TBR list) and coloring in the activity book–how did you know I love to color??? Thank you, mathildehoeg!!!!
Before the review, a disclaimer: I decided that a triple Cannonball or greater would not be feasible or even fun with my current workload. I’m working a few jobs and trying to shoehorn research in (on my own time and dime, because adjunct faculty do not get time built into our jobs), all while trying to hold a few church offices. Last year, I had a really hard time reviewing enough books and I have barely made my reading goals the last two years in […]
I’m developing a “new global literature” online course, which means lots of lovely reading! For each of the literature courses I have developed, I like to implement a variety of genres. Further, since this is global literature, I need to think about several nations or regions being represented that are not European or Western in focus. Finally, since this is “new” global literature, I decided that everything needed to be published after 9/11, as a starting point to thinking about how globalization changed. This is […]