Book Review

Book Review: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley


    In Psalm 90:10, the scripture tells us, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty.”  In the words of my grandma, Ptolemy Grey is definitely “on borrowed time” baby. At ninety-one years old, Ptolemy Grey is one of the world’s forgotten: by his family, by his friends, by even himself. […]

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Teaser Tuesday: Girls Like Us


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: * Grab your current read * Open to a random page * Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page either in the comments below or on your own blog (give […]

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Book Review: The Book of Night Women by Marlon James


    Imagine yourself on a sugar plantation in Jamaica during the late 18th century. You are forced to endure the strongholds of slavery.  But this is not where you belong.  You feel out of place, peculiar and different. There’s nowhere to run.  Nowhere to hide.  All you have is a dream.  A dream that […]

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Book Review: Stalina by Emily Rubin


  After the fall of the Soviet Union, Stalina Folskaya’s homeland is little more than a bankrupt country of broken dreams. She flees St. Petersburg in search of a better life in America, leaving behind her elderly mother and the grief of the past. A trained chemist in Russia, but disillusioned by her prospects in […]

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Authors Win at 42nd NAACP Image Awards


On Friday, NAACP held it’s 42nd Image Awards in Los Angeles at The Shrine Auditorium. The Image Award is a black-tie event held every year to highlight the accomplishments of people of color in television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing and directing. I was uberexited about the literature portion of the awards. Why??? Only […]

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Book Review: Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen


  In relationships sometimes the rules change.  We change.  But, is it fair to the other person involved? Do they even get a say? In my opinion, it just depends on the circumstance. As for Julia, she didn’t get a say.  She wasn’t happy about it and the circumstance didn’t matter.  She just wanted it […]

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Review: What Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr & Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz


    As adults we often get caught up in our emotions.  We fail to think about how our actions affect the children in our midst.  What Will Happen to Me?, authors Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz give voices to the children who often go unheard. Life would’ve been different if my parents hadn’t […]

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President’s Day Review: of THEE I SING by Barack Obama


I remember learning the lyrics to the unofficial American anthem, America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee), as a child.  I’m not sure why I had to remember but I did and when I came across the book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, I started humming the song. Don’t ask me why.  […]

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