I teach an ethics class for little kids on Sunday mornings. It’s a small group and the kids don’t come every Sunday, because lives are complicated. The group ranges in age from 3 to 9, so it can be a challenge to find things that hold their interest.
CBR10 Bingo – Exist Strategy, This is the End I fell in love with Murderbot in the very first paragraph of All Systems Red. I loved the first two novellas without reservation. The third novella, Rogue Protocol, was more of a challenge, and then Exit Strategy wrapped the series up nicely and left room for more Murderbot. I would really like more Murderbot. Perhaps some Murderbot and ART adventures. Murderbot and I both had a harder time with Rogue Protocol because of the human form robot Miki. Miki is the Barney of robots. Miki has possibly never encountered humans that abused robots and thinks everyone is […]
Good news! I didn’t have to wait until 2019 to get The Consuming Fire. Don’t read this review if you haven’t read The Collapsing Empire.
Ibi Zoboi’s Pride is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn. The best adaptations take a familiar story and use it to explore contemporary issues. Once we identify each new character with it’s P&P counterpart, we understand where they fit in the story and then we can move on to the meat of it. We know class is going to be a part of the conflict, and since this is a modernization, we know getting the 5 Benitez sisters married off isn’t a motivation.
It’s October and we are moving right along with CBR10 Bingo. With 7 weeks left, there is plenty of time to join and play along.
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I listened to the audio version of this narrated by Euan Morton, who is playing King George in Hamilton currently. I really enjoyed it. The night after I finished the book, I was having a tough time falling asleep so I started listening to Carry On again. Now I am addicted to falling asleep to Carry On. I don’t know what this says about me as a person or about the book.
Today I turn 50, and biology willing, my ovaries will run out of eggs soon. I keep thinking it’s about to happen, but after taking a break for several weeks, my ovaries find more goddamn eggs. I have probably overestimated how close I am to menopause, but damn I am tired of this whole process.
This review is not for people who have not read the book.
Verdict: It’s fine, but I wanted better.