I watch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah frequently, so I’ve been interested in reading about his life for a while and I appreciate Trevor’s brand of comedy. I was mostly convinced to read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood after I watched one of Trevor’s old stand-up comedy acts. It’s an amazing and hilarious read.
The Language Learning Challenge had a theme last month of reading about the history of the region, culture, or our target language. My target language of focus for the month was Japanese, so I tried to find books about that culture. I’m going to change up what I would typically write as only a review… Continue reading Zen for Beginners by Judith Blackstone & Zoran Josipovic
Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are, by Declan Henry, compiles the words of trans individuals and explanations of issues. The book discusses everyday experiences, transitioning, treatments, surgeries, discrimination, and legal and healthcare issues. In this book, Henry attempts to educate the cisgender population about the lives and experiences of trans individuals to increase acceptance and understanding.
In 1997, Christophe André was working for a humanitarian NGO in the Caucasus when he was kidnapped and held hostage by some Chechens. He finds himself trapped in a room, handcuffed to a radiator, not knowing when he will be rescued from this Hell. While trapped, he thinks about possible escape plans, keeps track of the date, and entertains himself with his knowledge of world history. Guy Delisle recounts Christophe’s story as he was told it through a graphic novel.
Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle at Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia at The Girl Who Read Too Much. Based on the theme of the week, you pick one book and post the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Favorite Nonfiction Book
Synopsis from Back Cover: From his first vlog back in 2008, to his full-length film directorial debut, Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love-life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and internet world has the nerve to… Continue reading I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
Synopsis from the Back Cover: Sometimes there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes… there’s not. Because true light doesn’t appear at the end of a long, hard road. True light comes from within. Most of the time, however, we live unaware of this secret shine, and it is not found until… Continue reading A Secret Star by Krystyne F. Aleksandr
Synopsis from Back Cover: Hello Reader, In your hands is a book created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet. We are DAN and PHIL, and we invite you on a behind-the-scenes journey into our world! IN HERE YOU WILL DISCOVER: Stories from Phil’s teenage diary and all the reasons why… Continue reading The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester
Synopsis from Goodreads: Have a passion for fashion? This comprehensive guide can help you land your dream job in the world of fashion and design. Fashion is more than fun—it holds a wide array of career opportunities! From high-profile jobs like clothing designer, model, and fashion photographer to the not-so-well-known professions of fabric cutter and… Continue reading So, You Want to Work in Fashion? by Patricia Wooster
The Prince was written by Niccolò Machiavelli. It was written for Medici, the prince of Florence at the time. The time period was the Renaissance, but has many applications to politics today. He wrote it as a practical guide to ruling, specifically ruling principalities. It is not particularly theoretical or abstract; its prose is simple and… Continue reading The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli