This morning on CBS Sunday Morning, the cover story was a piece about gay conversion therapy. Though the introduction by Jane Pauley made it sound like this issue was something with two clear sides, the story mainly focused on the pain this practice has caused. The pain felt by those forced to undergo it, the pain felt by parents who thought they were saving their children’s souls by sending their sons and daughters to these programs, and the pain felt by certain religious figures who […]
Hot on the heels of Guards! Guards!, I turned to Mort for my next gym audiobook (although I didn’t actually listen to much of this one in the gym). Mort also happens to be #65 on the The Big British Read list of 200 books, which means I can tag this review for the Listicles bingo square! (Guards! Guards! is listed at #69 and Good Omens at #68, and there are 12 other Pratchett books on this list, more than any other author. Roald Dahl, in comparison, has […]
This one is my listicle space for CBR bingo; I’m counting my last review of the short story collection The Time Traveler’s Almanac a list of authors to read into further because I love sci-fi but MAN am I picky about sci-fi and fantasy, and DAMN did I love that collection. Ursula K LeGuin has been on my to-read list for a while, (not to mention a ton of women in sci-if lists) and I really enjoyed her contribution to the almanac even if it […]
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.
#cbr10bingo Listicles Educated has been on the New York Times Combined Print and E-book Nonfiction Best Seller list for over 33 weeks. It is also one of Time Magazine’s Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far Educated: A Memoir is Tara Westover’s riveting account of how she went from growing up home schooled in a survivalist family in Idaho to PhD student of History at Cambridge. Westover is the youngest of seven children raised by parents whose goal was to live “off the grid” and who […]