“Pride & Prejudice & Passports”: a review of Corrie Garrett’s immigrant retelling of Jane Austen’s classic
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“Pride & Prejudice & Passports”: a review of Corrie Garrett’s immigrant retelling of Jane Austen’s classic


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I’ve read some modern re-tellings of classics that have just fallen flat. Sometimes classics are named classics because they are indeed just that: stories that transcend time. They shape our culture and … Continue reading

Being Muslim in America: a review of Ayser Salman’s memoir “The Wrong End of the Table”
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Being Muslim in America: a review of Ayser Salman’s memoir “The Wrong End of the Table”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Ayser Salman’s memoir The Wrong End of the Table is a story of awkward childhood-teen antics and trying to figure out who you are when you have so many different cultures pulling … Continue reading

A review of “Maid”: we need to talk about the working poor
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A review of “Maid”: we need to talk about the working poor


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Stephanie Land’s memoir comes at an extremely important time in the world’s social and political climate. The very existence of her memoir is in direct defiance of the shame and stigma surrounding … Continue reading

Hillbilly Life Lessons: A Review of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”
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Hillbilly Life Lessons: A Review of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”


Poverty traps people not just in a monetary way. It also traps people in silence. People don’t open up about their complicated families or lives for fear of judgement. And people will judge. Let. Me. Tell. You. Vance’s memoir was like a breath of fresh air in this sense. Continue reading

Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
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Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas


“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This is the most important book for American literature in 2017. In fact, I … Continue reading

Are shows like “Made in Chelsea” and “The Only Way is Essex” the modern versions of Anthony Trolllope’s works?
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Are shows like “Made in Chelsea” and “The Only Way is Essex” the modern versions of Anthony Trolllope’s works?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Reality T.V. seems to be a love/hate genre. There are those who think that it is completely beneath them and, then the idea of watching rich people fight and argue with each … Continue reading

A Review of Shalom Auslander’s novel, “Hope: A Tragedy”
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A Review of Shalom Auslander’s novel, “Hope: A Tragedy”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The book was first published in 2012, but I didn’t actually start reading it until recently. It was one of those books that sat on my bookshelf collecting dust. Even though I … Continue reading