I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, 1954 I recently let you know my thoughts and feelings about the film adaptation of this book, but I'm recommending it to you again because this book deserves it! I hate horror and pretty much everything scary, but this story was so incredible. Matheson's writing style was truly sublime.
I've been thrifting / antiquing / etc. for many years now, and I feel as though I should share some of my insider knowledge with y'all, kay? I've broken things down into 5 buckets. Budget When you first start shopping in secondhand stores, your tendency is to go ham. With clothing items priced 4 bucks … Continue reading 5 Thrifting Tips
The Grammar of God by Aviya Kushner I think I've mentioned this book before, but it's worth mentioning again. I saw this book on the Penguin Random House Instagram and instantly bought it, without reading the description or any reviews. What could be better than a book about grammar AND god?? (For me, not much.) … Continue reading RecoMONDAYtion #5
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry), 2014 PEN Center USA Poetry Award , 2014 LA Times Book Award in Poetry, 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry, 2015 Forward Prizes for Poetry Best Collection, 2015 Citizen is a collection of poetry, photo essays, and traditional … Continue reading recoMONDAYtion #4
Time's Arrow by Martin Amis Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1991 I read this for a course in college, and it has become one of my all time favorite novels. The entire plot of the story is told in reverse. The arrow of Tod Friendly's life is racing backwards, however for the reader and the … Continue reading recoMONDAYtion #3
Olio, by Tyehimba Jess Winner of: -Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 2017 -Anisfield-Wolf Award in Poetry -Society of Midland Authors Award in Poetry -Black Caucus of American Library Association Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation This collection begins with a definition of the term Olio. olio a. a miscellaneous mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge b. a miscellaneous … Continue reading RecoMONDAYtion #2
I am in a rut. In all respects. SO, in order to push myself to become re-inspired by reading and living life outside of my bedroom, I decided to "launch" a new series where I recommend books every Monday. Because GODDAMN that's a good pun, right? This week, Ian McEwan's Atonement. It's probably my favorite … Continue reading recoMONDAYtion #1