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Americanah HBO Max Series: What We Know

For those wondering about the long-awaited Americanah movie adaptation, a limited series adaptation of Americanah on HBO max has been ordered. Here’s what we know: What’s it about? What’s the plot? Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is about two young Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze, who meet as teenagers and fall in love. Ifemelu immigrates to …

     

25 Ways to Beat a Reading Slump

Reading slumps can be so frustrating, especially if you’re generally an avid reader. So, wanting to find a way to end it is totally understandable. The good news is chances are you’ve beaten reading slumps many times before, so you can certainly conquer it again. Here’s some ideas on how to accelerate that process: Participate …

              

The Testaments

By Margaret Atwood, A continuation of the story of Gilead

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, was released a few days ago. The original novel was released in 1985. I’m a Margaret Atwood fan. I have signed, first edition copies of a number of her books, and The Blind Assassin is one of my favorite books of all time. Even …

                 

The Secrets We Kept

By Lara Prescott, A love story about a CIA plot to smuggle Doctor Zhivago into Russia

The Secrets We Kept is a much-anticipated debut novel from Lara Prescott, mostly because Knopf paid $2 million at auction in order to acquire the rights to publish the novel. It was also selected as Reese Witherspoon’s September 2019 book club pick. I knew I’d be reading it as soon as I heard about it, …