Reading: The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

The Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North KoreaAuthor: Hyeonseo Lee with David JohnPublished: 2015Type: BiographyFinished: July 27, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon I know it’s a cliché to say “it’s too unrealistic to be fiction”; and yet it is a true story. Just before turning 18 and becoming an adult in North Korea,… Continue reading Reading: The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

Reading: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure IslandAuthor: Robert Louis StevensonPublished: 1885Type: FictionFinished: July 17, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon This is it! “X” marks the spot – the canonical pirate story. While there were others before, this 19th century novel is the one which establishes the Romantic pirate folklore we all know. In it we have: A one legged… Continue reading Reading: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Reading: The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth Of Other SunsAuthor: Isabel WilkersonCopyright: 2010Type: Non-FictionFinished: July 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon Between 1915 and 1970 over 6 million Black southerners escaped Jim Crow by uprooting their lives and moving north and west.  “They fled as if under a spell or a high fever. ‘They left as though they were… Continue reading Reading: The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson