Day 17: Books, America, Yeah- Keep Reading!

It is day 17 of #my500words, and I am in a slump. I have a lot happening in my brain these days, but my day to day feels uneventful. I worked from my apartment all day every day last week and found the experience to be restorative mostly. I welcomed the arrival of my boyfriendContinue reading “Day 17: Books, America, Yeah- Keep Reading!”

Becoming by Michelle Obama- A Commentary

I finished Michelle Obama’s recently released memoir Becoming yesterday. It was a great read and held my attention from beginning to end. If you are a fan of Mother Obama, I would highly recommend the read! I was consistently struck by her transparency and honesty. With a characteristically disarming approach, she discusses the pain ofContinue reading “Becoming by Michelle Obama- A Commentary”

Day 1: A Dream Deferred

Well, today is the first day of the My500Words challenge. That means I have to write 500 words today. Yesterday, I was full of writing inspiration, my imagination going wild. Today, the day I need to write something, my mind is blank. I was an avid writer as a child. I loved poetry and sillyContinue reading “Day 1: A Dream Deferred”

About

Thanks for stopping by the blog and taking the time to read more about me. I am a native Ohioan living in Colorado, USA. I love to learn, and I love to read. At the beginning of January, I set a goal to read 50 books over the course of the entire year…a little ambitious,Continue reading “About”

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”