Posts Tagged ‘Authors

20
Dec
20

2020 Book Faves

21
Aug
18

Chat Away

19
Aug
18

Read On

****

President Barack Obama

One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon. This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth. Here’s what I’ve been reading:

Tara Westover’s Educated is a remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind.

Set after WWII, Warlight by Michael Ondaatje is a meditation on the lingering effects of war on family.

With the recent passing of V.S. Naipaul, I reread A House for Mr Biswas, the Nobel Prize winner’s first great novel about growing up in Trinidad and the challenge of post-colonial identity.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.

Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.

****

02
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

****

Sending you positive thoughts, GB. TOD is wrapping its arms around you

****

****

****

****

“Apology.” After blaming Tamir Rice, a 12 year old child for his own murder. No concrete action. BS

****

****

****

****

****

Another day, another horrifying case of police brutality

****

Yet, she’s alive. Look at that

****

Telling how the article used disarm an officer instead of reaching/grabbing for his gun

****

****

Shame on the Democrats attending this farce

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

Law and Order theme plays

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

****

Fantastic authors. Get your reading on!

****

I believe this is what is called a Jedi Mind Trick Fail

****

The Simpsons win again in the prediction business

****

KILLER RABBITS!!! The DEA guy really needs to put down the bong

****

Obama Derangement Syndrome on blast 😀




@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@MichelleObama

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Law enforcement on high alert ahead of D.C. rally
  • FDA advisory committee set to convene on booster shots
  • Afghan all-girl robotics team continues training after fleeing Taliban
  • 'We're making progress, we continue to make progress': WH on reconciliation
  • The women over 50 creating new ways to move and make money

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 43,099,181 hits
September 2021
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930