“How to Be Black” by Baratunde Thurston

I bought How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston because I thought it would make a hilarious coffee table book and/or conversation piece.  Race is one of those taboo topics that people (myself included) aren’t comfortable talking about.  Since Baratunde Thurston writes for The Onion, I hoped he’d be able to talk about racial issuesRead more

“Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” by Edwin A. Abbott

I’ve been on a Victorian sci-fi kick lately, and after several recommendations decided to try “Flatland:  A Romance of Many Dimensions” by Edwin A. Abbott. The book is unlike anything that I’ve ever read before.  It’s under a hundred pages, but that does not make the book a quick read. “Flatland” is a satirical workRead more