Tag: U.S. government

Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Regardless of whether you like Star Trek, whether you’re Japanese, or whether you read graphic novels, you should pick up this book.  George Takei never fails to impress me with his humor, his knowledge, and his passion for telling a story.  He brings all of those things to this graphic depiction of his childhood experiences…

Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, and the subject is to talk about nonfiction books on a specific topic (“Be the Expert/Ask the Experts/Become the Expert”).  I’ve been reading a lot this year about immigration, because it’s such an important topic  to understand right now.  So here are some…

Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

By now you’ve heard raves about Michelle Obama’s memoir, and I can echo those.  Her book was exactly what I was hoping for: well-written and insightful, it’s not just her story but Barack Obama’s as well.  And for those interested in recent history, it’s an important look at where our country is today. I appreciated…

Review: Those Who Knew by Idra Novey

Those Who Knew is a novel about a senator with a violent past in a small unnamed island country.  It’s about about the intersections of politics, money and influence.  I appreciated the writing style of this author and much of the book worked for me, although I didn’t care for the generic location.  In her…

Figuring out what to do next

Before I get back to the business of writing book reviews, I wanted to take a minute for one more post-election post. It feels like everyone’s talking about what to do next.  A lot of it’s noise to me.  I’m worried about my job and honestly not feeling like I can make much of a…

This is the Country We Live In

Dear Readers, It’s been a couple of days since the election, and it’s still the nightmare we can’t wake up from.  You’re not going to hear me being upbeat and saying let’s all love each other, let’s work together and give more and do more.  I’m wallowing.  It’s not the right thing to do, but…