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That Time Oprah Didn't Give Me Good Advice

The Water Dancer was about slavery and I don’t know why I didn’t expect a novel by Ta-Nahasi Cotes to not be about slavery. At least this book about slavery was written by someone black (read my qualms about slavery books by non-black people here). Books, fiction or nonfiction, about slavery just don’t do it… Continue reading That Time Oprah Didn't Give Me Good Advice

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You’re Story is Important (And Other Grammar Lessons)

Recently, I attended a conference where Tara Westover was one of the keynote speakers. Not as recently, I read her book Educated. So, I was absolutely fan-girling when I discovered that (my professor weeps to herself every time she senses me use the word that. She hated that world and instill in us students that… Continue reading You’re Story is Important (And Other Grammar Lessons)

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There Will Be No Birthday Miracles

Yesterday was my birthday! As I was approaching 25, I have been reflecting on who I am and who I want to be; I have really been thinking about what my story is. There Will Be No Miracles Here was a fantastic memoir and Casey Gerald is an extraordinary storyteller. I first experienced him on… Continue reading There Will Be No Birthday Miracles