Book Review: Black Klansman

37901607.jpgBlack Klansman centers around Ron Stallworth, the first black cop in 1970s Colorado Springs, undercover investigation into the Colorado Ku Klux Klan chapter. It was also recently made into a movie directed by Spike Lee. 

This book was a wild ride. It’s a short book, about 175 pages, but its jam packed will information. 

The book begins as Stallworth begins his career at the CSPD. He starts his career serving in the records department, but after being persistent with the head of the Investigative Department, he gets his first undercover gig by going undercover at a Black Panther rally. With minor success he’s transferred to the Investigative Department. One day while looking through the local classifieds for any criminal activity he notices an informational ad placed by the local Ku Klux Klan. So, he calls it, and requests information. Read More »

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January Wrap Up

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a productive reading month! This is the first time where I definitely felt productive in the reading department — and also felt that January dragged on for f o r e v e r. I’m usually a fan of January, but wow, not this year. 

This month I was able to finish a total of six books, which is a record for me. It would have been eight, but I DNF-ed two. Read More »

DNF: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

29939393Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the second DNF for me in 2019. I don’t know if I’m just picking not the greatest books to start this year off, or if I’m becoming pickier about what I like. Maybe a little bit of both? Who knows.

I am a huge fan of true crime and I so wanted to love this book because the synopsis sounded SO cool. I almost bought this book with some of my birthday money, but am glad I decided not to. Instead I checked out the audiobook from my library, and maybe that played a factor into DNF-ing this book. 

The book is set in 1917 New York and follows two women, Grace Humiston, New York lawyer, detective, and later the first woman U.S. District Attorney, and Ruth Cruger an 18-year-old who disappears without a trace. Grace ultimately becomes Ruth’s family’s attorney and helps search for her when the NYPD have all but given up. Read More »

DNF: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Man oh man did I want to love this book. I have seen lots of praise for this book and I have seen the movie on Netflix probably seven or eight times now, and thought I would give the book a try.

Sadly, this was the first DNF book for me of the year. 

Book Lara Jean vs. movie Lara Jean were a bit different — which is normal and understandable. I wonder if I had read the book first if I would have finished it or not. Book Lara Jean felt really young to me, which I understood because after all she is in high school, but for some reason it wasn’t believable to me. Read More »

Pre-Order Suggestions

hey everyone!

I hope the start of the new year has been going swell for you all. I’ve managed to read three books so far, and DNF-ing one. I decided this year I’m going to be okay with DNF-ing books because I have a lot to get to! 

Which brings me to this post. I need your help! I’m looking for recommendations on what I should pre-order. I’ve already pre-ordered a few books, but I would love some input. Read More »

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential

33313Two book reviews in one week?! Whaaaaat? Don’t get used to this 😉 this is a one off, a fluke. Write this date down in your calendars because it might never happen again. 

I’ve owned a copy of Kitchen Confidential for a while now, and I’ve tried to read it a couple of times, but couldn’t really get into it. Then, my boyfriend suggested I listen to the audiobook as it’s read by Anthony Bourdain, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MADE. I devoured this book. I listened to it every chance I could get — on my commute to and from work, during my lunch break, at home while cleaning or cooking. This book made me laugh while simultaneously grossing me out. Read More »