I loved the dynamics of the writing that was at times highly academic and at other at times casual. It covers various different aspects of afro hair, de-stigmatising the negative connotations synonymous with black hair types from a spiritual, political, philosophical and even mathematical vantage point.
July might be drawing to a close but I still wanted to highlight the importance of this month. July is the anniversary month of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is also Disability Pride month and it's the month that I almost reached my Goodreads goal
Partway through the month, I decided to switch gears and focus on reading books with more black and LGBTQX+ representation, as I realize that this is still a very niche part of fiction and literature that I myself have been neglecting.
I thought it was a brilliant initiative to incite conversations that eliminate stigma unfairly being levelled towards Asians, particularly individuals of Chinese descent, in light of the global spread of coronavirus. But also how those at the very center of such gross discrimination are themselves espousing the same level of intolerance towards Africans in parts of China.
I largely enjoyed listening to this book and felt absolutely bereft when it ended, as I feel like the book did an excellent job of taking the reader on the narrator's journey.
The Writer began extremely well, with tons of promise and potential. It offers a unique insight that is generally lacking from other books of a similar genre.
I did enjoy the concept of 'the trials,' as it gave the story an instrumental sense of adventure...I thought that Trinity was a lot of fun to read.
I enjoyed the summer contemporary feel and the romantic aspect of the novel, the latter of which did feel organic and not overly clichéd, but which could've used a bit more contrast in comparison to other novels of the same genre.
Commuting hosts a series of mostly comedic anecdotes about the wonders and perils of the London underground. If you're a frequent commuter like the author, then you'll probably relate to most of this book
The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle was written by Steven Turton and was published in 2018 by Raven Books, a crime-thriller and horror imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. It was later published in the U.S. as The 7 ½ Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle