Shannon’s Reading List: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Facebook, Twitter, AND Instagram tag from Dia: “Let’s read MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, Moreau. I have my book and everything.” After recovering from shock that Dia actually went out and bought a book, I replied, “Okay.” I couldn’t let her show me up in the reading department, let alone the diverse books reading department. … More Shannon’s Reading List: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

A Word with Writers Event: Mira Jacob and Kirstin Valdez Quade

I picked up two new books at Saturday’s A Word with Writers event, featuring Mira Jacob and Kirstin Valdez Quade, as part of a series sponsored by Bookworks to benefit the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. First the authors read excerpts from their books: The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob: “Amina wasn’t totally sure … More A Word with Writers Event: Mira Jacob and Kirstin Valdez Quade

Shannon’s Reading List: Not That Kind of Girl

I put a library hold on Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham because the book is on all kinds of “must read” lists and also because my actress/filmmaker friend Dia told me all about Dunham just before she became so well-known for her HBO series Girls. When a copy finally became available three months after I put … More Shannon’s Reading List: Not That Kind of Girl

Shannon’s Reading List: Jane Eyre and My Horizontal Life

I know, they couldn’t be more different Read January 26, 2015 Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, is one of my favorite books. It was time for a re-read, especially since I am in the process of rewrites and this book is a major influence on my writing. This is one of those books that as … More Shannon’s Reading List: Jane Eyre and My Horizontal Life

Weekend Reading: Gone Girl and Entwined With You Redux

Read November 17, 2014 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn I finished this a couple of weeks ago and then went and saw the movie the following weekend. My friend who won’t read books was like, “That is one crazy ass movie.” My friend who finished the book before me said she couldn’t decide if she loved … More Weekend Reading: Gone Girl and Entwined With You Redux