How my 2017 Goodreads Challenge is going so far.
A bias many adults don't realize they have is that middle grade fiction, is well, for kids. The streamlined plot and storytelling do not indicate a simple story, however. In fact, I love reading middle grade fiction because of the tough issues and questions the authors wrestle with, without all the fancy, plumped up fiction... Continue Reading →
Do I want to leave the Methodist Church? No. And sometimes we have to do what we don't want to do, in order to make the right choice.
Fareeda knew that no matter what any woman said, culture could not be escaped. Even if it meant tragedy. Even if it meant death. At least she was able to recognize her role in their culture, own up to it, instead of sitting around saying "If only I had done things differently." It took more... Continue Reading →
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A man who not only built a life for his own family, but a life for the families of many other arab immigrants
Find great new and old book suggestions and share with other readers what you recommend this weekend. I also share how I have way too many books in my currently reading pile and how I manage it.
Do you ever read more than one book at a time?
As I write my current book, I have researched the early immigration of Syrians. Between the years of 1890-1924, the largest wave of Syrians came into the United States. My great-grandmother and great-grandfather were a part of this first immigration. It isn't a migration that is often discussed in our US history. During my research,... Continue Reading →