Publication Dates and the Magic of Overlapping Narratives

One exciting benefit of reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming immediately after Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A story of race and inheritance is that I am able to cross reference the details of stories and interesting facts, reinforcing the things I would like to take away from both books. Through this process, I realized IContinue reading “Publication Dates and the Magic of Overlapping Narratives”

Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama!

Happiest birthday to the author of the beautiful memoir I have the pleasure of reading, @MichelleObama! I am about 1/3 of the way through Becoming by Mrs. Obama and am loving it. You feel like she is speaking directly to you, telling her story. It is really enjoyable, especially if you are already a fanContinue reading “Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama!”

Dreams from My Father- Thoughts and Takeaways

I finished Dreams from My Father, former President Barack Obama’s autobiographical narrative of his early years, earlier this week. It chronicles Obama’s childhood and family background as well as his years working as an organizer in Chicago and exploring what it means to be black, or white for that matter, in America. I found theContinue reading “Dreams from My Father- Thoughts and Takeaways”

A Closer Look at former President Obama

This morning, without much deliberation or thought, I set a goal to read 50 books in 2019! I have no real measure of my normal reading habits or speed, so I am looking forward to crushing this goal and finally reading so many of the books I have been eager to find time for! FirstContinue reading “A Closer Look at former President Obama”