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 discussContinue 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”

My week in books and tea 7.21.19

Thank you to publishers Scribner Books and Harper Books for the free books featured in this post. Anyone in a cool climate they can package up and send my way? Humidity and hot temperatures are no fun but thankfully I’m enjoying some good books and tea this week. What I finished The Idiot – There’sContinue reading “My week in books and tea 7.21.19”

My week in books and tea 6.16.19

First, things first. I was hardly EVER remember enjoying a reprieve in the weather in June. Mild temperatures, no humidity and gentle breezes, if only this weather could stick around all summer long. With that said, how are we halfway through June and a few of my TBR books are in a book stack somewhereContinue reading “My week in books and tea 6.16.19”

My week in books and tea 5.26.19

An excited hello to everyone! It’s nice to be back this week for books and tea! Admittedly there will be more talk about tea than books since the last few weeks have been busy but incredibly wonderful. Having friends in town meant a lot of activities outside of reading and the blog, but that’s perfectlyContinue reading “My week in books and tea 5.26.19”