The Girl With the Louding Voice

“My cry is a soft wail, both a whipping and healing to my heart… until someone calls my name from afar, a sound that stops the wail so sudden, as if something snap off a rushing stream from the source of it.” The Girl With the Louding Voice My Dearest Adunni, Finding the words toContinue reading “The Girl With the Louding Voice”

Steeped in Shenanigans – 4.17.2020

Am I overdue for a conversation, catch up post? Yes, of course. There are some drafts of blog posts I started and didn’t finish so I’m going to take a little bit from some of them to share some of the shenanigans I’ve been steeped in for the first few months of 2020! I’m bringingContinue reading “Steeped in Shenanigans – 4.17.2020”

Books By the Cup Café – Lakewood Book Tour

Welcome to Books By the Cup Café (BBTCC). Thank you Amistad Books (publisher) for the free review book. Thank you Amoda Tea for today’s featured tea. Book: Lakewood by Megan Giddings (MG) available today, March 24, 2020, in the US Featured Tea: Mint Green Chai, sencha green tea beautifully balanced with cardamom, ginger, and clove.Continue reading “Books By the Cup Café – Lakewood Book Tour”

Best of 2019 – Fiction

I’m back with the next installment for my best of 2019, I wanted to wait a few days to share my favorite fiction reads including short stories and historical fiction. Three of the books on this list were published this year. UNMARRIAGEABLE by Soniah Kamal “Jane Austen is ruthless when it comes to drawing-room hypocrisy.Continue reading “Best of 2019 – Fiction”

An American Marriage – Review

Hello blog buddies! I’m back with an unpopular opinion on a book I recently attempted to read but stopped and DNF (did not finish). Let’s jump right into things. “Marriage is between two people. There is no studio audience.” As black people in America, our histories are complex, our present and future, bright and hopeful,Continue reading “An American Marriage – Review”