Tag Archives: @BethShaum

January 10

Top Ten Books That Colored My Whitewashed World by Beth Shaum

There have been many moments in the past few years of my life that have helped me to examine my own prejudices and privileges. I think back on my worldview back in my teens and early twenties and I am ashamed of myself for how I perceived people who were different from me. So I’m […]

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd – Review by Beth Shaum

I live in a town that used to be full of magic. I think there’s still magic here. It’s just been playing hide-and-seek for a very long time. This town is also full of sad stories and sweet people. I like it here. I want to stay forever. Felicity Juniper Pickle lives a nomadic life […]

Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by Beth Shaum

What “counts” as reading? Well it turns out that lots of people have an opinion on that question, or more accurately, what doesn’t count as reading. Here’s what I’ve been told doesn’t count as reading, either explicitly or implicitly: Picture books Audiobooks Graphic novels YA lit Choice reading in class Anything other than the canon […]

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb – Review by Beth Shaum

I remember reading Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil when I was a freshman in college. Well, let me rephrase that: I remember that I was supposed to read Eichmann in Jerusalem. I was still trying to get by on my “I don’t understand the text so I’m just […]