It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Thank you Random House #randomhousepartner for the review book. “Would you like some hot tea or does that make you feel like an old lady?” — It’s Not All Downhill from Here, Terry McMillan First off, great Auntie Lo (Loretha), I implore you and Jalecia STOP MAKING TEA USING THE MICROWAVE and dunking tea bagsContinue reading “It’s Not All Downhill from Here”

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”

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”

Ask Again, Yes – Review

“We repeat what we don’t repair.” — Ask Again, Yes, Mary Beth Keane Thank you to the publisher, Scribner Books, Dart Frogg Company and the author for a complimentary copy of this book. What do you think? Are we bound to make the same mistakes, further compounding them, when we don’t get to the heartContinue reading “Ask Again, Yes – Review”

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”