Bone – Yrsa Daley-Ward

Emergency Warning  I fell out of love with poetry for a while but was happy to rediscover it again in the say two years.  Yrsa Daley Ward made me feel like she was writing for me and the women I knew so intimately through nothing but heart ache.   I encourage you to explore yourself…

NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again! If you’re unfamiliar NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month which is November. The aim is to finish a novel in 30 days. It’s free to join / participate: nanowrimo.org In 2014: 325,142 participants, including 81,311 students and educators in the Young Writers Program, started the month as auto mechanics,…

Shadowshaper – This is not a review, not really.

If you haven’t heard of Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older then I clearly haven’t been doing my job as an advocate. It’s a YA novel that features an Afro-Latina protagonist from Brooklyn, who finds her self, her magic and her light with the help of her curiosity, reasoning and amazingly delightful group of friends and family…

International Women’s Day – Book Edition

I’m recovering from pneumonia but I couldn’t let the opportunity to share some of my favorite books by some amazing women. Some of these books I’ve discussed or reviewed on the blog but all of them are invaluable to me and my experience as woman and a lover of literature. 1. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi…

New Year, New Books

It took me a few days but I finally got the first few books I’m going to be reading this year: Book One:  Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo by Ntozake Shange Book Two: The Indigenous People of the Caribbean by Samuel L. Wilson I look forward to new explorations, amazing characters and moving prose in this…

Now Reading: I, Slutbot

I walked by this book while on one of my lunch time B&N and I couldn’t help but do a double take. The cover is beautiful and eye catching and a quick read of the back made me confident that it would be a great choice to add to my library.  The name of the…

Up Next: Books

  My cat some how ended up in EVERY shot I tried to take of the books. I’ve been going to Strand Bookstore (NYC) lately, they have really great deals especially their Cheaper than e-book Section.  This week, I decided that I needed more female voices in my head so I picked up: Annie John by…