Choose Your Mark

What books are in this picture?  This post is less about the books and more about what I've used to mark favorite quotes or passages. I find it helpful to have things marked for books I will be discussing for buddy reads, readalongs or other book groups. I'd like to take a moment and discuss … Continue reading Choose Your Mark

Diamond Doris – Review

"Under no circumstances did I want a 'normal' life--a normal, regular, everyday Black life. No way. Being humiliated at work. Paycheck to paycheck. Church on Sundays. Regular clothes. Routine relationships that don't go nowhere. Absolutely not. Not Miss Doris Payne. I wanted more than that. I wanted nice things. I wanted to travel the world. … Continue reading Diamond Doris – Review

Excellent Women – Review

"I felt that I needed to get away from all the problems---mostly other people's---with which I had been worries in the last few months. If I could look at them from a distance they might solve themselves." This charming and delightful book introduces us to Mildred, a single unmarried woman who falls into the category … Continue reading Excellent Women – Review

The Tea Rose – Review

"People said time healed anything. Maybe those people had never loved anyone." Young Fiona Finnegan and Joe Bristow stole my heart in the early parts of The Tea Rose. Best friends since childhood, they have dreams of opening their own shop, selling the best food/produce and of course tea! This was a complete cover/title buy. … Continue reading The Tea Rose – Review

July & August – Reads

I mentioned on Books and Tea this weekend about upcoming buddy reads so I wanted to share them here. Let me know if you're interested in any of them. Summer by Edith Wharton For our 'Seasons by the Book' club, we've selected one of the author's lesser known works, but controversial when examining the life … Continue reading July & August – Reads

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer – Review

Thank you to the publisher, Gallery Books, for gifting me this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. "I've always wanted to dance on the Cabinet Room table." - Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer Betty Ford was a firecracker. I had no idea she was … Continue reading Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer – Review

Upcoming Readalongs

I dropped a few hints in my wrap up on Sunday and wanted to officially share the upcoming reads here in case you might be interested in participating. It doesn't take long before I'm craving the camaraderie that comes from reading and discussing a book--especially a lengthy read like the one below! Lilac Girls by … Continue reading Upcoming Readalongs