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text 2020-05-28 23:19
BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition -- Second Roll
The Dancer Upstairs - Nicholas Shakespeare,Nigel Graham
Dumb Witness - Hugh Fraser,Agatha Christie

 

... and of course:

(1) like last year, when rolling shortly before midnight my time, there's no such thing as "a quick roll" but I'm blessed with a double, and

(2) no sooner did I DNF a book set in South America that roll #2-a roll sends me straight to the Patagonia Express.  Sigh.  I'm putting a Christie on reserve for roll #2-b just in case.

 

 

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review 2020-05-21 15:24
The Water Dancer
The Water Dancer - Ta-Nehisi Coates

So, this started off so good and then around the 30 percent mark started to flounder. Coates is a great writer, the story just drags. I started to get impatient while reading and then the story felt like it was stuck at a certain point. The ending is abrupt as well. 

 

"The Water Dancer" follows Hiram Walker. A son of a slave and the master of the house, Hiram dreams of being "Quality." Hiram also dreams of his father looking at him the way he looks at his half-brother Maynard. As Hiram gets older and is being groomed to take care of Maynard, a tragedy unfolds leaving Hiram realizing that he needs to get away and get freedom in the Underground. The book follows Hiram as he goes through trials and tribulations along with some magical realism thrown in. 

 

Hiram was an interesting character, but I started to grow bored with him towards the end of the book. The book flip flops around regarding freedom and the Underground and then weirdly sticks on a romance for the the last 40 percent of the book. I really wish we had gotten more of a glimpse into the character Sophia's mind.  

 

Not too much to say about other characters, they don't seem very developed. Hawkins and Corrine just talked like riddles and I got tired of reading their dialogue.


The writing at first evoked a lot of feelings in me, but once we get to Hiram's escape and then capture again the book just dragged from then on. Also the whole Underground that is described in this book made zero sense to me and I started to get irritated while reading.


Not too much to say here besides feeling disappointed. Maybe tighter editing could have helped smooth things out. 

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text 2020-05-19 21:36
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
The Water Dancer - Ta-Nehisi Coates

How does Coates always gut punch you while reading? This book follows a young boy who is a slave in VA.

 

We find out about how his father is the master of the house and how his mother is sold. Now he (Hiram) is being tasked to be the manservant of his half brother while being told he is lucky he is not being sold since any coloreds with brains are worth more. Shudder. Thanking God again I was born when I was not that things are great, but considering the alternative, I am grateful. 

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text 2020-02-03 14:50
Street Dancer 3D Ringtones Free Download for Mobile

Street Dancer 3D is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language move motion picture facilitated by Remo D' Souza. It is made by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Lizelle D'Souza under the measures T-Series and Remo D'Souza Entertainment. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva and Nora Fatehi. Its music is shaped by Sachin–Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah, Guru Randhawa, Gurinder Seagal and Harsh Upadhyay, and released under the banner T-Series. The story examines a move contention between some Indian and Pakistani craftsmen.

 

 

At first masterminded as a side project of Disney's ABCD 2 (2015), the film was expelled the title as a result of Disney's exit from Indian film age, and was somewhat renamed to its present title after Bhushan Kumar took over as producer. Recording began in February 2019 in Punjab, later moved to London and was wrapped with July 2019. It was significantly released in India on 24 January 2020.

 

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A move epic reliant on the differing shades of move and the solidarity that occurs between two one of a kind social affairs getting together for a singular explanation. Set in London, the film is around 2 enemy move packs from India and Pakistan, who've been battling with each other each time they meet, be it at a bistro or at an underground street battle, until they at last comprehend that they originate from comparative roots and have a regular motivation to speak to their kinfolk from the Asian subcontinent. Followed by the setting of an overall move contention, the film includes how these dim steeds stay immovable in spite of apparently impossible restriction.

 

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review 2020-01-07 15:21
Josephine: Singer, Dancer, Soldier, Spy
Josephine: Singer, Dancer, Soldier, Spy - Eilidh McGinness
From a young age, Josephine Baker knew that the world owed her more than what she was given.  Born into poverty and racial segregation in Missouri, 1906, Josephine finds joy in singing, dancing and making people laugh.  However, Josephine longs for freedom and equal rights.  When a opportunity arises to dance in France, Josephine grabs it.  Arriving in France, Josephine basks in the freedom to do as she pleases, go where she pleases and love who she pleases.  Josephine embraces France, learns the language and rises as a star and cultural icon.  When Hitler's influence threatens to destroy all that Josephine loves, she knows she must act and becomes a member of the Red Cross.  Then, she is recruited as an honorable correspondent by the French Intelligence Service by Jacques Abtey, fulfilling her need to help her adopted country in a way only Josephine Baker can.
 
I have been a long time admirer of Josephine Baker and have read several other books about her life and impact during the war.  Josephine: Singer, Dancer, Soldier Spy focuses mainly on her time serving as an honorable correspondent with Jacques Abtey.  Throughout the story, the theme of freedom and equal rights shines through.  The writing takes several large time hops before settling in World War II.  It does take a while to get to know Josephine's character.  Once Josephine arrives in France and begins her life as a spy, the story smooths out and I was pulled into the intrigue and suspense of her missions and I could feel the influence that Josephine held over people.  I was amazed at Josephine's bravery, fortitude and ability to fight for what she believed in.  
 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
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