Cbr11bingo Listicles (From Roxane Gay Book Recommendations) Bingo #8 The full title of this book is The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4”, African-American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmantic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. And all of that detailed identity is covered in this collection of funny, provocative, thoughtful essays that are part memoir and part cultural/political commentary. I have to admit that the only thing I knew about Bell before reading these essays is that he is N.K. Jemison’s cousin. I haven’t seen his stand-up act or his TV shows (Totally […]
I found the incredibly funny Sophie Hagen through her podcasts, Made of Human and Secret Dinosaur Cult. She is a lovely Danish standup comedian that now lives in London and she is very, very funny. She is also fat, and has been for most of her life. As most of us who are on the heavier side probably know, this means she has had certain experiences in life that are less than ideal. She decided it was time to really look into the ideas that Western society’s fat phobia is based on and first, find out if the ideas are […]
Jen and I read Erin Gibson’s fantastic book for the Two Heads Are Better Than One bingo square. Teresa: I’ve been a big fan of Erin Gibson from her podcast, Throwing Shade. I also attended her LA Festival of Books panel where she promoted this book. I was delighted beyond measure and regret holding off on a signed book. The audiobook version though was such a fun ride. Part feminist history, part humorous memoir, this book is a great way to discuss the darkest timeline of Trump. So excited that Jen was on board with my suggestion to review together. […]
Verity (“Very”) Price has more going on than you’d think. In addition to working as a waitress at a strip club, subletting semi-legally, preparing for a dance competition, and generally trying to keep a roof over her head (and those of her colony of Aeslin Mice), she’s also responsible for keeping tabs on New York’s cryptid population. Which doesn’t leave her much, if any, time for dating.
I need to get ahead of the books that I have finished the past week. Due to me being at training right now I just don’t have a lot of energy to post reviews. Going to post as many as i can before I finally fall on my face. So this book, eh, the main character got on my nerves. That’s before the reveal about what a loon he was when you find out the backstory on his and his girlfriend’s relationship. I used to watch “How I Met Your Mother” and over time, the narrator of the story, Ted […]
I liked this quite a bit! And so I’ve started yet another Jasper Fforde series. I have yet to finish one, either because of my own reading preferences or because, well—actually none of his series are finished. He keeps dangling a ninth Thursday Next (I still need to read seven and eight), the third Nursery Crime book will seemingly never be written (why), we seem to never be getting Shades of Grey‘s promised two sequels, and this one has a fourth book that who even knows when it’s coming. So even if I finish reading all his books, I will […]
Somehow I’ve ended up reading all of Jim C. Hines’s series in reverse publication order. Jig the Goblin is the last series of his I have to read, and the first published. It’s definitely not as polished or witty as I found his later books, and perhaps I’m missing something because I don’t play Dungeons & Dragons, but it was a fun time anyway. Having read a shit ton of fantasy in my day, I felt I could still appreciate it. Plus, I get to see the origins of Smudge the fire spider! (He is also a character in the […]
Wow. So this book bounced all over the place and my brain still feels fizzy because there was a lot of things going on, but boy did I love this book! I loved Bernadette, Bee, their weird dog Ice Cream, and I loved the emails and letters between two women who I would have throttled if I ever met in real life (Audrey Griffin and Soo-Lin). This book was in parts funny and sad and back to funny again. I picked this because I wanted to know what the upcoming movie starring Cate Blanchett was about. I am definitely glad […]