Category: Reading

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American Gods Analysis: Exploring What It Means To Be American

“If you are to survive, you must believe…Everything.” Faith is certainly an integral theme in Neil Gaiman’s Hugo Award-winning fantasy novel, American Gods. The earliest immigrants arrived with little more than faith, and it was their belief in the new world that has made this country what it is. In what can only be described …

Books, Reading

Story Analysis of “Sonny’s Blues”

**This is a piece I wrote for a “composition in the humanities” class. I figured why waste my papers when I can publish them here. Spoilers ahead.** At its core, James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” is about the suffering that is native to everyone, and how there’s healing in talking about it (Baldwin). The …

Alisia Compton, Books, Giveaways, Reading

An Excerpt from my New Book “Blood on the Vine”

The following excerpt is taken from an all-audiences portion of my book. If you’d like a peek at the steamier scenes, head over to Racy Reads Blog: “Blood on the Vine” Sample for an R-rated excerpt. The excerpt is below, but here’s a brief synopsis so you can get a feel for this story: Miranda …

Books, Reading

Hashtags for Book Lovers

Ooh, I just learned some cool hashtags for tweeting and Instagramming the books I’m reading. It’s like a virtual book club; I love it! I can’t wait to start uploading photos of whatever I’m reading and see who in the world shares my tastes in books. Here’s a tip, you can take a screenshot of …

Books, Reading

Books & Blogs: My January Reading List

Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to read more. These are the books, magazines and blogs I’ll be reading this month. Leave a comment and let me know what you’re reading, and whether or not you have a title to recommend for next month. Finish Veronica Roth’s Divergent I started Divergent a while back, …