What got me thinking in July

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, which is a shame. I love keeping everyone abreast of the things that I’ve been reading around the web, because it gives you a bit of insight into the person I am outside of my book reviewing.¬† I’m starting with this¬†because July 10th was Bahamian Independence Day, meaning big celebrations in my house. However, the link isn’t about our Independence Day– instead, it’s about the travel warning that urges young male citizens to “exercise extreme caution” around American police. If nothing else, that article sets the tone for the…

What I’ve learned from books I’ve hated

I enjoy most books, even though I champion a small few. For the overwhelming majority of books, I enjoy them in the immediate aftermath, yet the details fade with time. These are ones I liked, but know won’t stay with me forever. Then, there are books I feel strongly about. Like Interpreter of Maladies or Discourse on Colonialism, they may be books that I can revisit time after time, or books that inspire me to read more from a specific author or region. But like Catcher in the Rye or The Awakening, they may be books I remember for a…