For someone who doesn’t like books about slavery, I have been reading a lot of them lately. Already in 2020, I have read 3 so far. I think I’m discovering a reason why books about slavery don’t really get me excited. So, I’m reading Roots and it has been an emotional journey for me. Remember… Continue reading Black Guilt and PTSD
Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell was an interesting listen. Like Malcolm said, it sounded like one of his well-produced podcast episodes. And I thought I was impressed by Let Love Have the Last Word! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumaCsQ9wKw Malcolm Gladwell fails to surprise me. Well, when I… Continue reading Malcolm Says Her Name
I had a lot of feels while reading What Set Me Free by Brian Banks, as a black woman hearing a case of a black man being imprisoned for rape may feel. I started reading the book, as I do often when I pick out books to read, without very much context of what the… Continue reading What Set Me Off
Ibram Kendi really shook things up for me. How To Be An Antiracist was a radical take on antiracist work. At first my feathers were ruffled and then his words came for my life and affected me deep inside. Being Anti-racist is a journey and not a destination. Plus, I this word a lot better… Continue reading Actually, You’re a Racist…
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman intrigued me from the start. I thought this was just another white woman thriller, but the start pleasantly surprised me because it started out from the perspective of a missing black woman. From the cover, I didn’t expect it to have black people at all. I thought it… Continue reading Is It Bad I Don’t Find This Problematic?
I just finished a book called Someone We Know by Shari Lapena and it was so mediocre and average that I’m not sure why I even finished it. It was strange. Like it was predictable, but the ending was unexpected. Even though there were lots of twists and turns, it was still unsatisfying. Of course,… Continue reading White-on-White Crime
No one: … Nobody at all: …. Absolutely no one in the world: …. ME: Are y’all tired of me reading and writing about books with characters of color? Do you roll your eyes at all my remarks about white people, especially my comments about white women? Do you think I’m always thinking too much… Continue reading Me pulling the race card