Finding diversity on Audible

I’m extremely new to audiobooks, with my only prior experience being the short stories listed in my “Audio Gems in The New Yorker” post from last month. That said, I was interested to explore something new, and got a discounted subscription to Audible on Livingsocial. My first (very successful) listen was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I knew that for my next one, I’d want it to pick something both more recent and more in line for a blog dedicated to diverse lit. I’m reading A Little Life right now, which is extremely interesting, and will no doubt…

Instead of reading, I watched Confirmation. It was worth it.

I’ve been a little bit slow with books this week. I’ve finished Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, but still haven’t finished The Association of Small Bombs. I was set to do so tonight, but there’s a good reason why I haven’t. Confirmation. For those unaware, Anita Hill was a law professor who accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in the workplace. The film, starring Kerry Washington, dissects the case from beginning to end, providing details that were unknown to many. The film is more unbiased than this post will be, humanizing Thomas while still leaving his character stoic…