June, 2020

June 6th, 2020, 2:13 p.m. - Chilling

22. Lakewood (Megan Giddings)
Someone tell Jordan Peele about this book. He could turn it into a truly scary horror movie.

Up next: We Ride Upon Sticks (Quan Barry)

June 7th, 2020, 11:53 a.m. - "This better not be you calling me to tell me you're dead"

Killing Eve – "Are You Leading or Am I?": That's it? Eh. The only time I really engaged with the episode was when I thought Carolyn might kill Konstantin. Show, don't ever kill Konstantin. He's too good a character. Rating: 3 matryoshka dolls

June 13th, 2020, 1:59 p.m. - Speaking of books that need to be adapted...

23. We Ride Upon Sticks (Quan Barry)
I love, love, LOVED this book – both the story and Barry's writing. Shonda Rhimes has that big production deal with Netflix, right? She needs to add this to her projects. One chapter = one episode. I'd be first in line to watch it.

Up next: Biased (Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.)

June 21st, 2020, 5:10 p.m. - Fascinating

24. Biased (Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.)
This was a perfect way for me to start some anti-racism reading. It's basically about the psychology of why we discriminate. Eberhardt could have expanded on any of the topics she covers here and kept me enthralled.

Up next: Fairest (Meredith Talusan)

June 28th, 2020, 3:06 p.m. - White like me

25. Fairest (Meredith Talusan)
This is a little messy (I blame the editing), but it brings up some great, deep questions: How much do our bodies influence our identities? What does race mean when we don't look like other people of our race? And how much of your love for someone is connected to their identity, if it can be dropped when that person changes their identity?

Up next: Under the Rainbow (Celia Laskey)

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