Getting Bookish: Reading ‘Purple Hibiscus’

In keeping with my resolution to read more books with physical pages (#ProjectNoScrolling), I finished Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Purple Hibiscus. Yay, me! I enjoyed the book immensely. You should definitely pick it up if you haven’t read it. Here are my takeaways: The Skinny Kamibili Achike, the 15 year old Nigerian protagonist, narrates the novel, whichContinue reading “Getting Bookish: Reading ‘Purple Hibiscus’”

What, Exactly, is ‘Awesomesauce?’

I’m just going to come right out and say it: I have a vocab crush on the word “awesome.” It’s pretty, well, AWESOME! Something about that open first “ahhhh” syllable and the hissing finality of the last syllable speaks to me, like jumping out of an airplane and landing on your feet, arms akimbo, withContinue reading “What, Exactly, is ‘Awesomesauce?’”

Show me yours and I’ll show you mine…

Confession time: I have never read The Autobiography of Malcolm X. What’s more, I’ve never tried to. Some books tend to get away from me like that…books I’ve heard about forever, books that my friends quote frequently, and books that have made a huge impact on writers I admire and read. Every year, I place Autobiography on myContinue reading “Show me yours and I’ll show you mine…”