I found it to be a great story but didn‘t particularly care about the characters
So excited to get started on my #yallfest books!
I have always loved Ben Folds‘ music but never really knew his story and I‘m so glad that I know it now.
Everyone should read Pumpkinheads just so you can learn about a pumpkin bomb- your life will never be the same!
What Lincoln did after winning the Republican nomination was always impressive. Doris Kearny‘s Goodwin does a phenomenal job drawing the picture of Lincoln and in particular, his relationships with Seward and Grant.
A little background on me: I worked on 4 campaigns. So while I love the romance of the book I find the campaign talk just as thrilling and I just had a moment where I audibly woahed. A thing just happened and it came from left field for me, awesome job Casey McQuiston.
So I thought this book was really cute but suffered from assuming that you were familiar enough with each character to understand the conversations without identifying the speakers. For the record: frosting emergencies are real
Generally, I‘m not really a short story fan, I always find myself either wanting more or just not caring about the stories. This was a mixture of the two. Tom Hanks and his love of typewriters is charming as ever but as an audiobook, it was difficult to figure out when one story ended and the next begins.
This is a book of essays targeting young adults. I‘ve been waiting for an essay like this one by Melissa Marr, she talks about her childhood and how it‘s influenced her into who she is now. I found the end of this essay to be very powerful. #halfbloodbingo
This essay was a beautiful tribute
2. Professor McGonagal, Sirius, Lupin
4. Hands down Prisoner of Azkaban
5. Defense Against the Dark Arts, History of Magic (I love all forms of history), transfigurations
At the age of 18, I joined the Obama campaign as the state director for students in New Jersey. I did it because I not only believed in him, but I believed in her and their story. The story of Mrs. Obama is an amazing one, and to hear her perspectives on things was inspiring. Seeing the way her life as a child influenced her as First Lady was a great story to follow. #Halfbloodbingo
Apparently reading political books is the way I‘ve been kicking off #HalfBloodBingo I‘ve known Cory Booker since 2002 and have always liked him in a personal level. His book is a fantastic read on how he ended up mayor of Newark.
This book dealt with two big things: integration and sexuality. I felt the integration piece was phenomenal but I could‘ve done without the sexuality. It felt at points a bit too much for one book to handle. Otherwise, I thought it was phenomenal and thought provoking.