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”

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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”

Tony’s Wife – Review

I received a free review copy from the publisher (Harper Books) in exchange for an honest review. ‚ÄúDuty-bound love is the Italian girl’s area of expertise. The Italian woman is a master craftsman at the art of sacrifice. But love, romantic, wild, impetuous, unguarded, and free? Chi Chi had never experienced it. Love had alwaysContinue reading “Tony’s Wife – Review”

My week in books and tea 1.20.19

So here we are at the end of the week of reading (and drinking) along with some meaningful conversation with fellow bloggers. I have FINALLY figured out I can be a bit more spontaneous about posting and I can work on getting back to some of the things I had planned for this blog whenContinue reading “My week in books and tea 1.20.19”

Unmarriageable – Review

Thank you to the author, Soniah Kamal and publisher, Penguin Random House for a free copy in exchange for an honest review. “Jane Austen is ruthless when it comes to drawing-room hypocrisy. She’s blunt, impolite, funny, and absolutely honest. She’s Jane Khala, one of those honorary good aunts who tells it straight and looks outContinue reading “Unmarriageable – Review”