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”

JORD Suberhide Wallet at Books by the Cup Café

A few years ago, I had the pleasure to work with JORD (pronounced YODE) to try one of their wood watches, the Frankie in Ebony and Gold (on left wrist). I liked the watch so much, I ordered the CASSIA watch shortly thereafter.  I have what some might call a healthy (heavy) appreciation for beautifulContinue reading “JORD Suberhide Wallet at Books by the Cup Café”

The Nickel Boys – Review

“Elwood never ceased to marvel how you could walk around and get used to seeing only a fraction of the world.  Not knowing you only saw a sliver of the real thing.” I don’t often, matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever, pre-ordered a book. But I promptly and without hesitation pre-ordered Colson Whitehead’sContinue reading “The Nickel Boys – Review”

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”

January reads – February update

What did I read & review in January? I’m trying to organize my blog life buddies, believe me. But I didn’t have a chance to finish this and post at the beginning of the month but such is life. Life happens, while I’m trying to spend time on the weekend catching up on reviews andContinue reading “January reads – February update”