dirt

If you can’t speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that’s so unjust Your eyes are filled with dead men’s dirt, your mind is filled with dust Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains,… Continue Reading

Ender’s Game

By: Orson Scott Card The Ender Quintet (The Ender Universe) 1977 Fiction Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie: I was pretty excited to read Ender’s Game. It was recently made into a movie (with a pretty killer cast), appealing… Continue Reading

Unaccustomed Earth

By: Jhumpa Lahiri Fiction 2008 Subject Matter: Bengali Americans; Bengali; South Asian people; United States Rating: 4/5 Unaccustomed Earth reminded me how much I LOVE SHORT STORIES! Since college, I’ve stuck mostly to novels or nonfiction. But Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection… Continue Reading

Animal Dreams

By: Barbara Kingsolver Fiction 1990 Rating: 4/5 I just love Barbara Kingsolver. Animal Dreams is a work of art, an exploration of the human soul, of childhood and coming of age and love and family and roots and nature.

Death and the King’s Horseman

By: Wole Soyinka Drama 1975 Subject Matter: Elesin; Nigeria; History Rating: 4/5   Much like my last post about Woza Albert!, there is a lot of social commentary going on in Death and the King’s Horseman. And, again, I’m not… Continue Reading