Ibi Zoboi

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America

Editor: Ibi Zoboi | Publisher: Harper Collins What I loved most about reading as a child, was the ability it gave you to inhabit other worlds. But somehow, as an adult, it seems I’ve forgotten to seek out those experiences. I’m sorry to say, I can’t remember the last time I read anything from a… Continue reading Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America

The Great Illusion Herbert Asbury
ARCs, Herbert Asbury

The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition

Author: Herbert Asbury | Publisher: Dover Publications The Great Illusion is a fast paced, detailed and interesting look at why prohibition came about, and why, ultimately, it failed as an experiment. If you enjoy history, or are interested in the period, this is a must read. Asbury has a compelling tone and the book is… Continue reading The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition

Happy Little Bluebirds Louise Levene
Louise Levene

Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]

Author: Louise Levene | Publisher: Bloomsbury It is September 1940 and Evelyn Murdoch, a translator from the Postal Censorship department, is uprooted from her home in wartime Woking and transferred to Hollywood. She is to assist a mysterious British agent in his attempt to outwit the Los Angeles German delegation and boost the British propaganda… Continue reading Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]