Monthly Archive: August 2021
“A cult is like porn, you know it when you see it”
But not everyone sees the tendrils of a cult at first glance and this is what makes Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism a good read – seeing how people get caught up in these groups. That and the fact that it widens the scope of cult to groups who use similar methods to engage their members and dominate their time and attention.
The narrator was engaging the topics discussed in such a way that it was like hanging out over coffee with a friend. Having a really good conversation with a topic that ran and ran eventually leading to a late lunch and then calling it quits only because you had dinner plans you couldn’t cancel. Enjoyable.
Tucked within a YA adventure story full of magic and intrigue is a powerful message on being you. Holding onto your principles despite the cost, and hoping but not expecting that those with closed minds/ who write you off, will eventually see you for who you actually are, not what they’ve assumed.
Wonderful start to a new series by B.B Alston, read with feeling by Imani Parks. Enjoyed it immensely.
I got this self help book to give me tips with my dog. I find that with self help books, I’m not totally onboard with everything but there’s usually something that I can take...
Outstanding, one of the best books I’ve read this year (2021).
Not because it’s about a pandemic to which I could relate but because of the characters who were amazing in their complexity and relatability. Each one, whether reoccurring or featuring once in the narrative, realistically brought the ramifications of this catastrophe eloquently to life. The narration was spot on.
The Heart Principle illustrates all the reasons why I love Helen Hoang’s books. Because she has characters who are funny, interesting and diverse. They represent the real world in a convincing way. I believe that these two are finding their way to love together. It’s a beautiful story that will make you glad you’ve read it.
Even though it’s a dystopia you’ve seen and read before, there’s an interesting slant on this world. Wouldn’t you want to be a superhero rather than live a constrained life with little prospects. Glad I’m not in that predicament.
To die in your home and have no one notice your absence is particularly sad. This is the starting point for Emily Noble’s Disgrace by Mary Paulson-Ellis. The investigation into this death is the start of an intriguing mystery of the deceased and those looking into her death.
Lizzy cry of “Now What?” must be the bane of her and her parent’s life. In Now What?, she’s always on the lookout for something new and interesting – not satisfied with an activity for long. Follow Lizzy on her adventures.
Grumpy is living his best life, enjoying the familiarity of his routine when inexplicably he’s made homeless. No wonder he becomes grumpy. Read on to find out if he remains that way.
This is a book with the focus on children. Yes they are technically teenagers, but who are held accountable as adults. Children who are fulfilling adult obligations within their homes and on the streets. Even at school there is only a cursory attempt to treat them as minors. Femi Fadugba takes these issues and more, and crafts a a book that crosses genres, it is fantasy, it is science fiction, yet it is poignantly contemporary.