Top Ten Tuesday: My Experiences with Graphic Novels

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. What I love about graphic novels is the way they use pictures to evoke mood in a more immediate way than words alone. So much of communication is non-verbal and graphic novels let you experience the importance of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My Experiences with Graphic Novels

Women Writers Reading Challenge #39: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In 8th grade when the other group of kids (in the other English class) was reading this book, we read The Outsiders, which is a fine book, but it doesn't really hold a candle to Maya Angelou. I always felt that by not getting to read this book I was missing out, so I had to … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #39: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Women Writers Reading Challenge #16: Personal History by Katharine Graham

It's hard to write about yourself. Examining yourself objectively isn't easy, and to share your weaknesses as well as strengths with the world is even more difficult. However, this is the essential skill needed to write a good autobiography. Katharine Graham's autobiography is perhaps the most frank and insightful of any I've read. Born into … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #16: Personal History by Katharine Graham

2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #7: If You Ask Me by Betty White

I thought it was time to talk about (and therefore read) some nonfiction. I've got them piling up on my shelf because I always promise myself I'm only going to take x amount of books out at the library at one time, and I always exceed that by a multiple of at least three. I … Continue reading 2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #7: If You Ask Me by Betty White