Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston

A woman robbed of her love is more terrible than an army with banners. Reflecting on Hurston’s recently published collection, I needed to steep, sip and reflect on my thoughts on a few of my favorite stories. In John Redding Goes to Sea, I could feel a tumult of emotions, especially for John, wanting toContinue reading “Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston”

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My week in books and tea 8.11.19

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’veContinue reading “My week in books and tea 8.11.19”

The Blacker the Berry – Review

Thank you to Penguin Classics for the free copy of this book. Are the books we find ourselves thinking about days, weeks, or months after finishing, the easiest to review,or attempt to summarize into written thoughts? Sometimes the words flow from mind to page; sometimes the words seem harder to capture on conveying the essenceContinue reading “The Blacker the Berry – Review”

My week in books and tea 7.7.19

What I finished reading Am I the only person who will put in a library hold for the hard copy and the audiobook and start whichever one comes in first? An audiobook buddy read for June, The Guest Book by Sarah Blake, is layered in the past and present, slowly unraveling family secrets. “What goodContinue reading “My week in books and tea 7.7.19”

My week in books and tea 5.12.19

Books and Tea is burning the midnight oil this week. That’s something I’ve heard my grandmother say, so I hope I’m using the phrase in the right context. I’ve been pretty busy this week preparing for friends and family that will be visiting over the next several weeks. So this will be a cliff noteContinue reading “My week in books and tea 5.12.19”