Rhodes hired mercenaries to slaughter the Matabele people who lived along the South Africa-Zimbabwean boarder, clearing the land for his mining endeavors. Diamonds are ubiquitous. They are in fact not a precious stone. This is the story of how the De Beers corporation turned diamonds into a "girl's best friend," while they oppressed the people living… Continue reading Flight of the Diamond Smugglers by Matthew Gavin Frank
I read Interior Chinatown a few months ago having no idea that the author, Charles Yu, was such a well known force in the writing world. The National Book Award is a famous literary award and their longlist for 2020 just came out. The longlist consists of the top books nominated in a category: after… Continue reading Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
It’s been two years since I started this adventure and I feel like I haven’t given it as much love and attention it deserves. I wanted to make it a little less one-note. The first thing I decided to do was to change my About Me. Now there is less rambling about myself and more random… Continue reading It’s A Blog Refresh!
I wasn’t going to write about this book, but then I watched the movie and for some reason it made me feel like I needed to talk about it. I thought that I didn’t have much to say, but it’s so well written and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters that I thought… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The author, who also happens to be an OB/GYN, is a magicial knowledge giver that we have all been missing out on for a long time. Her humor and enthusiasm for educating, for medicine and for science is undeniable, and shines through her teachings. Her writing isn’t a bunch of scientific drivel that no one… Continue reading The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter