Angry White Men

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Genre: Non-fiction
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“Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America’s angry white men from white supremacists to men’s rights activists to young students in pursuit of an answer. Angry White Men presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.”
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Big Girl

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Genre: Fiction
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Victoria Dawson has always been the odd one out in her glamorous, LA family. Chubby, shy, and quiet it’s no wonder her perfect parents were so relieved when her equally perfect sister was born. With the love of her sister inside her, Victoria tries to find a new beginning, love, and the love for herself.
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Hidden Figures

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Genre: Non-fiction
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Hidden Figures recounts the untold stories of the black women who helped put a man on the moon, formerly known as the West Computers of the NACA. Overcoming the double jeopardy of being both black and female, the black women of the NACA used their wits, tenacity, and determination to help change the history. Continue reading

The Shining

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Genre: Thriller/Horror
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Jack Torrance is spiraling. His alcoholism and temper have cost him his job, his marriage, and almost his son. When a former friend secures him a job as the caretaker at the Overlook Hotel in Colorado for the winter, Jack thinks it’s just what his family and his nerves need. However, as the season falls deeper into the winter it becomes apparent that something is wrong with the hotel and very wrong with Jack. So wrong that not even Danny and special talents can save them.

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A Thing of Beauty

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Author: Lisa Samson
Genre: Fiction
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Former child star, Fiona Hume had a plan when she checked out of rehab 10 years ago. Tuck herself away in a mammoth of a fixer-upper mansion, shine it up and live the like artist she always wanted to be. So far, that hasn’t happened. Instead, not only has she run out of money but space. Alone and stuffed under the hordes of garbage she calls art, Fiona hatches a scheme to scrounge up some cash. She rents out the maid’s room to handy-man Josia. The opposite of everything she is, Josia awakens a part of Fiona she long thought dead.

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The ONTD Reading Challenge!

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If you don’t know what Oh No They Didn’t is, it’s a forum where like minded adults can sound off on the latest pop culture new stories and events. A post just went up about having a reading challenge based off ONTD (and it’s amazing!), and I decided to participate.

Basically each month you read a book based off the theme of the month. January’s theme is: A book that is being adapted into a movie or TV show in 2017
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Hidden Figures is coming out in a few weeks so this will be my first choice for the challenge. Yay!

Happy New Year!

new-year-resIt’s about three hours from being 2017 here in NYC and I don’t know how to feel about it. While 2016 has pretty much been a dumpster fire of epic proportions, with Drumpf in office, I can’t predict 2017 will be any better. Still, I’d like to do a quick post on my New Year’s Resolutions!

  1. Keep up with this blogMy first post was only two weeks ago, isn’t that crazy? This is like my third or fourth WordPress blog but I’m determined to keep up with it!
  2. Celebrate a strange national holiday every day: This one is strange, but fun! I’m looking forward to January 12th which is national Chicken Curry Day!
  3. Read at least 5 NetGalley Books
  4. Only borrow 4 books from the library at a time: The most challenging one yet!
  5. Curate my Instagram and my Read Read Said Tumblr
  6. Hit my Goodreads goal of 25 books for the year
  7. Finish knitting my first sweater: The sleeves are finished, now for the front and back!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?