Anyone who really knows me is aware of my love for 70s pop rock music. And no one can dethrone the place Elton John holds in my heart. I grew up listening to his music and I've always admired and enjoyed his honesty, humour and kindness. So, when the book version of his autobiography came out, I just knew I had to read it.
I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter is a short book, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. With this book, David Chariandy shares with the readers a letter he wrote his 13-year-old daughter after a racist comment was made to them by a woman in a restaurant. As he tries to explain to his daughter why the colour of their skins triggered such a strong (and unwarranted) reaction from this woman, Chariandy explains his Trinidadian heritage and broaches subjects like tolerance, equality and acceptance.
2018 has truly been the year of memoirs for me. I don't think I'd ever read so many of them in a year before. And what better memoir to end the year on than Becoming by the 44th First Lady of the United States, Michelle Robinson Obama. I've been waiting for this book for many months, since March 2018 to be exact. Of course, I pre-ordered it when it was announced and, even if a post strike kept us apart for longer than we should have, we were finally reunited. The end of term and exams have forced me to put it down more often than I wanted to, but I've finished it in a week and can't stop thinking about it since.
Alright, guys. If you thought I was done talking about Rupi Kaur’s poetry, you were wrong. I thought I’d also give you a little review of the sun and her flowers which, by the way, is a great idea for a Christmas gift, especially with the recent release of the hardcover edition.
I first read milk and honey two years ago and I’ve wanted to write a review about it ever since this blog exists. The reason why it took me so long to do it is that I love it too much. It’s like I don’t want to let this book or its author, Rupi Kaur, down. Also, there has been so many reviews and opinions shared on it already that I felt like there was nothing new left to say. But I still decided I would write an article on it, at least for myself. This book has validated so many of my feelings and has made me feel like what I thought mattered. For this reason only, I thought I had to put my thoughts on paper (or onscreen) and explain why I can’t stop recommending it to everyone I meet.