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…

Book 8 – Ghana must go

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi It seems like I’ve been putting this one off for a while but I’m excited to start.

Gabriel García Márquez

While I knew he had been ailing for years, I never reconciled that knowledge with the natural eventuality of death. For me, he was a living champion of culture, of words, of language and of beauty that can only be captured by his pen. I haven’t cried yet, but the tears are coming. Finishing 100…

Sonnet XXI

So is it not with me as with that Muse Stirr’d by a painted beauty to his verse, Who heaven itself for ornament doth use And every fair with his fair doth rehearse Making a couplement of proud compare, With sun and moon, with earth and sea’s rich gems, With April’s first-born flowers, and all…

Her-Story

In honor of National Poetry Month I felt compelled to share some of my favorite poets with you, I decided to go the non traditional route as most are posting the classics. One of my favorite spoken word artists is Stacey Ann Chin. She’s hails from Jamaica and has a very unique voice and narrative. I…