"And the wind never will blow all life away, you just got to find a way to live in the wake of that wind. Cause it leaves a wake, full of trash flying around everywhere." There are few who can craft and create as J. California Cooper does. Her work should be savored while you … Continue reading The Wake of the Wind – Review
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
This week's editon is different for a few reasons. I've been out of town and read very little while away. I'm still a bit jet lagged so trying to formulate complete thoughts could potentially go awry. As I thought about jumping back into the weekly post routine, I wanted to try this instead. Since I've … Continue reading My week in books and tea 8.11.19
Seasons by the Book (SBTB), our seasonal book club, has enjoyed a wonderful start with our first book, Lilac Girls; our discussion and giveaway on Instagram were just a few highlights. To conclude our spring book selection, Cate and I, are happy to share this bonus Q&A with author, Martha Hall Kelly (MHK). We are … Continue reading Seasons by the Book: Q&A with Martha Hall Kelly
Thank you to publishers, Penguin Classics and Harper Perennial for providing books in support of this reading initiative. As a lover of the classics, there are books by or about African-American people, I've read and enjoyed, but still there are many I haven't. Pictured below is one I'm currently reading and the other 2, I'm … Continue reading Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. -Oscar Wilde How many books have you been meaning to read and just haven't had the time? It's probably because you're like most of us, battling books of mass distraction; wait, did you get … Continue reading Motivated to get reading!