10 Books about the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001

When the terrorist attacks in America happened on September 11, 2001, I was in the ninth grade, and in my current events class. We had the news turned on in the background as we always did, and we were taking turns talking about interesting news articles we had found. The classroom's phone rang, and our… Continue reading 10 Books about the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001

Book Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

We were determined to ignore whatever needed to be ignored, to build a new world from nothing if nothing in our world could be salvaged. The Book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Goodreads What It Is Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is am an ambitious child, spending his time inventing, learning, acting, making… Continue reading Book Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Watching Hurricane Florence? Here are some hurricane-related books while you prepare

As someone who lives very near the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you'd better believe that I'm obsessively watching all updates relating to Hurricane Florence. I've survived a ton of hurricanes living in this area, but until they hit, it's hard to tell just how bad it'll be. When I was in the ninth grade,… Continue reading Watching Hurricane Florence? Here are some hurricane-related books while you prepare

5 Books About Suicide for World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health Organization, someone takes their own life every 40 seconds. Here are five books that deal with suicide. If you or a loved one are at risk, please act before it's too late. In the United States, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline… Continue reading 5 Books About Suicide for World Suicide Prevention Day

Book Review: The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi

Toomie sighed. "I used to know this Indian guy. Skinny dude, came over from India. Didn't have a wife or family anymore. Maybe they were back there in India, I can't remember. Anyway, the thing he said that stuck with me was that people are alone here in America. They're all alone. And they don't… Continue reading Book Review: The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi

Book Review: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

He looked across the sea and knew how alone he was now. But he could see the prisms in the deep dark water and the line stretching ahead and the strange undulation of the calm. The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild… Continue reading Book Review: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi – Book Review

“Dear Miranda Silver, This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of… Continue reading White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi – Book Review

White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi

“Dear Miranda Silver, This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of… Continue reading White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi

Week of 9/4/18: Exciting New Books

“Tuesday is neither here nor there in the hierarchy of the week.” ― Anthony T. Hincks So, I know it's a little late, but there are a ton of books coming out this week that I'm so ready for. Let's get right to it. I'd Rather Be Reading - Anne Bogel Non-fiction/Memoir Goodreads I love Anne Bogel's… Continue reading Week of 9/4/18: Exciting New Books