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…

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…

Strand Book Store – They get me

Picked up these two magnets today on my lunch break run along with The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides They have t-shirts as well. Clearly they give no damns about my budget. 

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…

The Color Complex

Snapped while reading. I really always have a problem with the insistence that Jesus would have been white but that’s not my battle to fight. The Color Complex: Kathy Russel, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall. This is my second read through and it was less devastating this time around. I could take the emotion out…

Do our writers owe us a happy ending?

The past few years brought the rise of trilogies and long series; with that came a new level of fandom that I never expected for readers and writers alike. Since these writers (example JK Rowling, Charlaine Harris and George R.R. Martin) are part of this social media / instant gratification age they’ve succumbed to all…