I’m back with a Good Reads list update. I’m actually proud of myself because I didn’t think that I would make it this far. As previously posted I usually get through 1-3 books and then I loose steam so I’m really going to stick with it this time. The plan is to read more + and spend less time on my phone [I would love to add less television to that equation but who am I kidding … baby steps]. I’m just happy that I’ve gotten through two books. Here is a mini review.
How to Be Black, Baratunde R. Thurston | 2012 | ★★★ ½
“I thought the book gave an interesting perspective + and it did have it’s funny moments but it wasn’t what I thought.”
I was excited when I was gifted this on Christmas + it was in my wish list for some time + and I’ve heard good things. Baratunde Thurston grew up in D.C. + as did I. Now I didn’t grow up in his area because I was in the outer suburbs but I did attend DC Public Schools [no small feat]. So I call that about square. Thurston attended Sidwell Friends which is where DC’s elite attend school. [Chelsea Clinton and the Obama girls to name a few] + but I digress … so yes the book gave an interesting perspective on some everyday shit + as well as things that happen in the workplace and among friends. [I don’t want to spoil it] Also the How To Be Black title is not literal so I advise you [if you plan on reading it] have an open mind. This was still a good read that I would recommend to others. | image: Amazons
The Small Hand and Dolly, Susan Hill | 2013 | ★★★
“This is a good read. Not bone chilling + and not scary [to me] but from this horror/mystery fan a good read.”
This is another book that was gifted to me by “The Might B” for a birthday some years ago [yes I’m terrible + cause I’m just now getting to it but hey … I read it]. This book has two stories. One take place around a mysterious house and the other around a porcelain doll. Shrouded in mystery it does have you guessing until the very end. It’s not bone-chilling [because I love horror and ghost stories] so you can read this at night … without having anything heavy on your mind. I do recommend this book + it was two good short stories.
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