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Book Review: How to Survive a Summer

The Review   Five boys went in, but only four came out. Ten years ago, Will Dillard's preacher father put him in a "homosexual rehabilitation" camp which ended tragically. Now, Will is distanced from his family, but firm in his identity. Life seems to be falling into place as a film student when suddenly a… Continue reading Book Review: How to Survive a Summer

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Review: The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

The Review: Hope Nicholson's primer into the history of female characters in comics is excellent. Need more information than that? I'm more than happy to provide. Starting in the 1930s and progressing to today, Nicholson selects a few characters to focus on at each point in time.  Nicholson highlights better known heroines, like Wonder Woman… Continue reading Review: The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

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Reading and Writing Wrap-Up for February

The Month in Numbers: Books read: 11 Audiobooks: 3 Nonfiction: 3 Birthdays this month: 1 Girls Nights Out: 3 Hours spend editing new project: 43 Papers graded: 85 Most steps in one day: 14,534 Details Best Books of the Month: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (how had I never read Waters before?) , Homegoing by Yaa… Continue reading Reading and Writing Wrap-Up for February

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Book Review: Waveform: 21st Century Essays by Women

The Review In the preface to Waveform, the editor writes, "This book is not a memorial. Although we need to remember the women writers who have come before, this book is about women writing essays now. The wave is an image that catches the sense and motion that define the current movement, its fluidity and… Continue reading Book Review: Waveform: 21st Century Essays by Women

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Book Review: The Chibok Girls

The Review: I chose to read Helon Habila's book The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria because I, like many, followed the #BringBackOurGirls campaign with great interest and sadness. More than 270 girls taken in the middle of the night from their school by extremists-- every parent's worst nightmare. While… Continue reading Book Review: The Chibok Girls