The Electric Woman ~ Tessa Fontaine

Rating: 4/5 Fontaine's stories are quite engaging, which makes up for the fact that the book seems to skip around quite a bit. However, the back and forth gives readers insight into Fontaine's deeper emotions, emotions that are often on the surface of this book. Fontaine uses emotional vocabulary throughout the book to describe her … Continue reading The Electric Woman ~ Tessa Fontaine

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This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare ~ Gabourey Sidibe

Rating: 5/5 I love Gabourey Sidibe. She is clearly, the bomb. I mean, Obama said so, so it must be true! Her memoir is quite the easy read. Her life has not been the easiest life, but she is able to write about it honestly and clearly. She's also quite honest about the fact that … Continue reading This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare ~ Gabourey Sidibe

The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Happy Book Birthday (Feb 6th) to The Line Becomes a River! Rating: 4/5 Francisco Cantu, a grandson of Mexican immigrants himself (who does not feel this gives him any kind of experience of immigration or Border Patrol), decides after graduating with an International Relations degree, that he wanted to become a Border Patrol agent to … Continue reading The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust ~ Laura Smith

Happy Early Book Birthday to The Art of Vanishing! Rating: 3/5 Smith writes an intricately woven story of her own life and marriage juxtaposed with that of her research subject Barbara Newhall Follet. Although listed as a memoir, Smith combines Follet's biography in with her own. In large part, that has to do with Smith's … Continue reading The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust ~ Laura Smith