Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A graphic novel. Book number 4 from my 12 book project. History of the author’s childhood in Iran. Persepolis refers to the ancient capital of the Persian empire. Warning: This is going to be a short review. This was my first graphic novel and it was very good. To be honest, I thought it was… Continue reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird is a thrilling book. Heists/thefts. Second book from my 12 categories. I chose this category specifically because the book fit the criteria. A South African (Jeffrey Lendrum) who steals rare bird eggs from the wild and the British detective… Continue reading The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

The Thurber Prize for American Humor- Me Talk Pretty One Day

Award Who: named after James Thurber who wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; he was a “humorist, cartoonist, author, playwright, and journalist.”What: contributions to humor writing When: since 1997; awardee annually since 2004Prize: $5,000 and a plaque Other winners: Book David Sedaris is hilarious! I’ve known who he is for a long time… Continue reading The Thurber Prize for American Humor- Me Talk Pretty One Day

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

I bought The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon at a bookstore called Talk Story on the island of Kaua'i. It is considered the westernmost bookstore in the United States. I heard about this book a long time ago but never felt like reading it until now. The other… Continue reading The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award- Gods of the Upper Air

Award Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards -The Cleveland Foundation- Who: Founded by Edith Anisfield Wolf- a poet and philanthropist What: Books that "have contributed to our understanding of racism and human diversity" (from their website) When: founded in 1935Categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry Prize: $10,000Other winners: Novel 2020 winner in non-fiction How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists… Continue reading The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award- Gods of the Upper Air