"It is no exaggeration to say that the only thing I learned about slavery during my British education was that we 'ended' it." ~ Zadie Smith French asks us to re-evaluate the centrality Africa and Africans have played in the narrative of modernity in this ambitious book.
Get ready for some nostalgia for a different political climate in "Dear Barack" recounting the friendship between US president Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel. Also, I *heart* all things German.
I'm reading again, and I started with the biography of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, The Great Dissenter I hadn't heard of Harlan before. He fought for the civil rights of African Americans from the bench in a time when white America had turned their backs. In his dissents, he called out the hypocrisy of his colleagues and set the legal footwork for the next generation.
Is there anything quite so satisfying as reading the last book in a trilogy? (I'm looking at you Patrick Rothfuss!) JA Curtis's last book in "Rise of the Fomori" brings the series to a very satisfying conclusion. But you'll have to read to find out!
Hey look! They retold the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Patroclus and Achilles! A great LGBTQ romance! Does it have a happy ending? *Smiling face with a tear emoji*
I adapted my talk on worthiness from church a few weeks ago. As a personal expert in making myself feel guilt about anything and everything, this is a topic I have thought a lot about.
When I'm not teaching math or programming, I'm reading books about teaching math or programming to get a bit of inspiration. At least, that's what I'm dedicating my reading to this semester. Here's the first!
For a book that claims not to be about Mormonism, Tara Westover's memoir "Educated" certainly had me worried about Mormonism. While many elements were familiar-- from essential oils to decrying socialism-- I was often left asking, is this the same Mormonism I grew up with?
I am late to the game in discovering the wonderful Eugene England. England is Exhibit A for "to be learned is good if they hearken to the counsels of God" in my book. He stepped on GA's toes, but he was as dedicated to the gospel as they come.