Hey y’all! It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you, without a dope beat to step to. Step to, step to, step to. Step to, step to. *wicky-wicky-wah* I’m back with my thoughts about The Nickel Boys! The Nickel Boys is unlike anything I have read before. I have read books about prison,… Continue reading School’s Out
I’m feeling heavy y’all, like I don’t know what to do. I know this blog is primarily about books and writing, but I would be remised if I didn’t share what has been on my heart lately. I am grateful at the attempt to shed light on what the media refuses to cover: how the… Continue reading Heavy
A trend on #bookstagram has been to post of stack of books white people should read in order to become better allies for racial justice and ending white supremacy. I participated with my own list based on what books I own, but there are so many books out there I want to share. I wanted… Continue reading A very short list of books white people should read
Growing up, I had what I now think back on as a strange fascination with books from World War II. They were my favorite genre back in fourth and fifth grades. I especially loved the love stories. I hadn’t picked up a WWII book in years and I accidently picked one up when I started… Continue reading World War What Now?
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is a collection of essays written by Scaachi Koul, and by collection of essays, I mean gems crafted to shine some light in the world. Scaachi’s essays range on topics from dreadful weddings, less than relaxing vacations, the middle school anxiety we have… Continue reading A colorful reflection
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?