Read or Die

This blog is all about the books I’m reading.

Just Read GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar

I remember when this Gossip Girl book came out in middle school. People were reading it and the school didn’t like it. Like I don’t know if the books were banned or what but they never caught my attention much. Never watched the show. I knew that it’s about rich people in New York City. […]

Just Read MY WANDERING WARRIOR EXISTENCE by Nagata Kabi

I love stories about singleness. And I had to get this anyway because I’ve read and loved all of Nagata Kabi‘s other books. I read My Wandering Warrior Existence in one day. It was a karate day for my son and I knew I could whip through it. I ended up really finishing the last […]

Just Read PART OF MY SOUL WENT WITH HIM by Winnie Mandela

Got this book for a dollar at the beach. Part of My Soul Went with Him is basically a memoir–a compilation of memories and letters and notes from friends. Together they explain how Winnie Mandela met Nelson Mandela, what their life together was like, and how things have been since he got locked up with […]

Just Read IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHER’S GARDENS by Alice Walker

I’ve been wanting In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens because I teach the last essay in my first year writing class–“Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self.” That essay is about getting shot in the eye by accident as a child and how she turned inward after that. And that way later she learns […]

Just Read HELL GIRL by Miyuki Eto

Got this because I like the title. I thought it was going to follow Hell Girl around the whole book, but really she follows up with other people’s situations instead. Like a girl is getting harassed or a business is being sabotaged, then that person logs onto Hell Girl’s website to request her to help […]

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