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Last Week on the Blog
Review: Sisters of the Neversea
Last Week in Books:
We had a five day weekend for what we call our spring break, that happens to coincide with Easter, so I had a little extra time for reading. My young adult choices this week were pretty good. Superman Smashes the Klan was an excellent graphic novel. I had heard Gene Luen Yang speak about this when he visited our local library before COVID and had been looking forward to it. It has very interesting information in the back matter. He also included a lot of factual information about the KKK within the story. It really reminded me of a podcast I had listened to called The Birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
The two in the middle, Once upon a Quinceañera and Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous, were both rom-coms and strangely enough they both involved tech. One is about a family preparing for a quince and the other was an ARC and is about a girl going to tech detox summer camp. Both were fairly lighthearted and had a lot to laugh about.
When We Were Infinite, much like Kelly Loy Gilbert's previous books, was an emotional read. I won't be forgetting it any time soon. It's very well written and was painful to read.
The Trouble with Hating You, Girl Gone Viral, The Marriage Clock, and How Sweet It Is are all adult rom-coms. They all made me laugh and smile, but none of them will likely remain in my memory for a lengthy amount of time. They were fun to read though.
I also got to read two adult nonfiction books. The Loneliest Polar Bear: A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World tells of an orphaned polar bear that was raised in zoos. It includes information about climate change and the effect that has on the Indigenous folks in the arctic along with a lot of other considerations beyond just the rescue of the bear and how that went. It was pretty enthralling. Burn it Down: Women Writing About Anger was pretty amazing. I enjoyed hearing from a wide variety of people sharing their thoughts and experiences around anger.
The Coming Week:
I've started an adult novel called Real Life that takes place in a midwest college town and since we live in such a town, it makes it appealing. I've also started the third book in the Nina Soni early chapter book series. I'm still listenening to This Way Madness Lies, and of course I am still reading a poetry collection by Audre Lorde. I wish you the very best in reading this week.