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…

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…

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…

Book Seven: Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. I’ve been a fan of her blog (same as the book title) since I found it while browsing reddit a while back. It’s always been honest, hilarious and right on point. Glad I invested in the book. You will want to read it over and over again and…

Introducing “Oyster” or the Netflix for Books

Don’t you hate when you think of something but you don’t have the resources or the ability to follow though? Welp, in my Netflix haze, I thought that it would be an amazing idea if there was a version of this for books; because you don’t always want to invest money in a book; which,…