Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part V // A Series of DNFs

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard Paperback, 608 pages Published September 6th 2016 by Liveright In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome “with passion and without technical jargon” and demonstrates how “a slightly shabby Iron Age village” rose to become the “undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean” (Wall Street … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part V // A Series of DNFs

Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part III // Myths, killer woods, and essay collection from women who reported from battlefield

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry Paperback, 442 pages Published July 26th 2018 by Penguin ✰✰.5 No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry’s vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part III // Myths, killer woods, and essay collection from women who reported from battlefield

Double Review: The Wise and Wicked by Rebecca Podos and The Language of Fire by Stephanie Hemphill

The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos e-ARC Published May 28th 2019 by HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray ✰✰ Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian … More Double Review: The Wise and Wicked by Rebecca Podos and The Language of Fire by Stephanie Hemphill

Double Review: The Stonewall Riots by Gayle E. Pitman and The Assassin Game by Kristy McKay

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E. Pitman E-book, 224 pages Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by Abrams Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰ This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that … More Double Review: The Stonewall Riots by Gayle E. Pitman and The Assassin Game by Kristy McKay

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodríguez McRobbie

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodríguez McRobbie E-ARC, 304 pages Published March 6th 2018 by Quirk Books ✰✰✰✰✰ You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of … More Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodríguez McRobbie

Thoughts I Have While Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Hardcover, 370 pages Published February 2nd 2010 by Crown Publishing group ✰✰✰✰✰ Henrietta Lacks, as HeLa, is known to present-day scientists for her cells from cervical cancer. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells … More Thoughts I Have While Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Book Review: #88lovelife by Diana Rikasari

Title: #88 Love Live: 88 Thoughts on Love and Life Author: Diana Rikasari Hardcover edition, 128 pages Publisher: Gramedia Published: November 3rd, 2014 2/5 stars Summary: This illustrated book is about the author’s daily thoughts on her love and life experience. Uplifting, motivating, this book is essential to your daily #Whatsinsidemybag, so you will always … More Book Review: #88lovelife by Diana Rikasari