Book & Tea Pairing: Turmeric Spiced

Turmeric. Instinctively, yes, it’s good for you. Reflexively, it’s been, no thanks. If I’ve learned anything, the #necessiTEA of giving teas I initially said no to, another chance, has been beneficial. Case in point, turmeric blends. The health benefits of turmeric abound. Considering the respiratory and allergy benefits, it would be in my best interestContinue reading “Book & Tea Pairing: Turmeric Spiced”

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry —Review

“Cassie, there’ll be a whole lot of things you ain’t gonna wanna do but you’ll have to do in this life just so you can survive.” —Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor I’ve often thought I’m much to old to read middle grade or YA books. Over the last few years, IContinue reading “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry —Review”

What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

“Some people find it easy to be good when the going is good but lack the fortitude for hardship.” – What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah This collection of 12 stories was quite enjoyable. I had to steepContinue reading “What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky: Stories”

Steeped in Books and Tea 11.14.20

This has been a good week as far as reading is concerned. I had a few days off from work and was able to finish these books. The Steep: Coco Chai from Natur’el Tea – a delicious rooibos with dark chocolate and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger goodness in liquid form Anxious People by FredrikContinue reading “Steeped in Books and Tea 11.14.20”

Memorial Drive

Thank you to the publisher, Ecco Books, for the review book. “Perhaps this division is a metaphor [sleep paralysis] for the way I’ve lived all these years: the conscious mind struggling to move on, but the body resistant. The mind forgetting, the body retaining the memory of trauma in its cells.” Memorial Drive, Natasha TrethewayContinue reading “Memorial Drive”