The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Originally posted on TurkeyenReviews2018. “It was her grandmother talking that Sunday evening when Caesar approached Cora about the underground railroad, and she said no. Three weeks later, she said yes. This time it was her mother talking.” pp. 8 The Underground Railroad is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead. It revolves around Cora, a …

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Black Panther: What the movie means for Guyanese and Guyanese Art?

The Success “People from time to time would complain about not getting tickets. They would, like, beg us to go in and stand up in the theatre.” - Caribbean Cinemas receptionist. It has been three weeks since Black Panther proudly prowled onto the big screen in the United States. Since then, it has been tearing …

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

I was drawn to The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by a Guardian Article in 2016 when the publication announced that Arundhati Roy was breaking her 20-year fiction hiatus and publishing a second novel. I was intrigued. I had come across Roy’s work near the beginning of my original reading challenge when I got a kindle sample …

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

"The firemen said there were little fires everywhere,” Lexie said. “Multiple points of origin. Possible use of accelerant. Not an accident.” (pg. 11) Over the last few months, the literary media has been gushing about Celeste Ng’s second novel Little Fires Everywhere. Once again, her work has climbed its way onto several bestseller lists and …

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The Lovely Bones

Have you ever wondered just how many young girls disappear each year? Do you ever wonder about their stories, their lives, the circumstances that ultimately lead to their vanishing? And what about the life after that? What comforts may these countless, invisible women have in their lives after death? Alice Sebold ponders many of these …

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My 2017 Readings

Here is a full list of my 2017 Readings. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend by Colin Duriez (Incomplete) The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Binti by Nnedi Okarafor Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien The …

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My 2017 Reading Year-in-Review

 Ugh. I know. I fell on the blogger bandwagon yet again. Yes, I am ashamed of myself, and yes I have made a pledge to myself to do better next year. I have identified many of the reasons I just lapsed away, and I do have systems in place to combat it. The same old …

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