Author: firesidestorytime

A blogger that focuses on nonfiction books, documentaries, and biopics.

The Act: Episodes 1 and 2

In 2015, the facade that Dee Dee Blanchard had maintained for years came crashing down. Her abuse came to an abrupt end after her daughter Gypsy Rose orchestrated her murder. 2019’s The Act dramatizes the events that led up to Dee Dee Blanchard’s murder.

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Free Food for Millionaires

Min Jin Lee’s 2007 book Free Food for Millionaires explores poverty and wealth among immigrants in New York City.

Period: End of Sentence.

With this year’s oscars came a list of movies that I need to watch. I reviewed the book Black Klansman last summer, and I intend to review the movie, which won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. However, the film that caught my attention was the winner of best short documentary: Period:

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Robin DiAngelo’s 2018 book Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is what it says on the cover. DiAngelo is a white woman writing this book for a white audience. It talks about how white people are often anxious and reactive when talking about racism. Often,

Three Ways to be Greener with your Book Addiction

I am a book addict. I have so many books, and I’m always reading. I also want to do everything in my power to reduce my negative impact on the environment. Books are essentially blocks of paper, and that paper has to come from somewhere. Plus, if you shop online,

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Volume 2

A few months ago, I wrote a review of Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamakazi’s horror manga: The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. I have finally gotten around to the second volume. The same content warnings apply here. This is a horror manga that is not for the faint of heart. Our main cast of characters

Five Books on my TBR List (And why I want to read them)

It’s no lie that I read a LOT of books. But for every book I read, there’s many more that I can’t wait to sink my teeth into. One of the saddest things that I think about is how I can’t read all the books that I want to read

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