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…

Lonely Reader Syndrome

It’s hard to describe the feeling I get when I complete a book. The closest I can come is to the “level” up feeling when you get all the secrets in Mario; accomplished, whole, conflicted and the irrevocable feeling of scibility. After that feeling passes; I usually feel lost because I have no one to…

Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor

I stumbled across this book by chance really, one of the amazing women I follow on Twitter said it was going to be the next book read and discussed for our Twitter Book Club. As always, I’ll never turn down a book with the promise of discussion after so I bought it for my Nook…