Miracle Creek – Review

“We all have thoughts that shame us.” Miracle Creek, Angie Kim This simple statement reveals a truth about human nature. None of us are perfect and those moments of frustration, anger, fear, loneliness—the list is long—can spark a chain reaction of events we never expected. Are we so consumed by our own lives and challenges,Continue reading “Miracle Creek – Review”

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”

Invisible Man – Review

“Perhaps, I thought, the two things are involved with each other. When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” Even though it’s been weeks since I finished this book, I believe it’s one I would continue to see in my reading, interactions and observations, looking at the past and the present. A full gambitContinue reading “Invisible Man – Review”

The Wake of the Wind – Review

“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 youContinue reading “The Wake of the Wind – Review”

Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads

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’mContinue reading “Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads”