Homegoing ~ Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing is like comfort food for your brain. The history of slavery was a prominent theme, but Gyasi intertwined family dynamics and family history into her story so powerfully that this book was a feast for my emotions. Although the subject matter was heavy, reading it felt comforting. As I often do with books, I … Continue reading Homegoing ~ Yaa Gyasi

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Saga Vol. 5 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

In some ways, this volume felt more balanced than the last. Vaughan took the time to fill in some plot holes, bringing the story arc back together and reuniting more characters. Of course, those reunions weren't all fun and games - there will be violence, as always. On the other hand, there were definitely some … Continue reading Saga Vol. 5 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga Vol. 4 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

*spoilers may ensue* Alana stars as a TV actress throughout most of this installment in the series, and I have to say it wasn't my favorite development. She finds herself presented with the option of drugs to combat the boredom and frustration of providing product placement for the galaxy, and being Alana, she accepts. Meanwhile … Continue reading Saga Vol. 4 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga Vol. 3 ~ Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Skipping a little backwards in time, this volume covers what happened during the tail end of the last volume.  However, this time the storyline is ramped up a little more with even more violence and deaths of characters I'd become attached to. There was a little too much sexuality for my taste, but I appreciate … Continue reading Saga Vol. 3 ~ Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams ~ Matthew Walker

Happy Book Birthday to Why We Sleep! I'm always looking to learn more about my sleep patterns and how I can improve them, since I spent a good chunk of my life unable to sleep. This book has a lot of information, but a lot of what's there is the common sense kind of stuff … Continue reading Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams ~ Matthew Walker