Memorial Drive

Thank you to the publisher, Ecco Books, for the review book. “Perhaps this division is a metaphor [sleep paralysis] for the way I’ve lived all these years: the conscious mind struggling to move on, but the body resistant. The mind forgetting, the body retaining the memory of trauma in its cells.” Memorial Drive, Natasha TrethewayContinue reading “Memorial Drive”

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A Black Women’s History of the United States

“Black women’s voices animate this book, as few can more effectively describe the complexities of their lives than Black women themselves.” —A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross I recently finished this book, but like many of the books I have read this year, it’s onlyContinue reading “A Black Women’s History of the United States”

The Yellow House – Review

“Remembering is a chair that it is hard to sit still in.” Last year, I had the opportunity to attend The Decatur Book Festival with the final session of the day, being one where Sarah Broom was discussing her book, The Yellow House. I had seen the book on bookstagram with intentions to borrow fromContinue reading “The Yellow House – Review”

Best of 2019 – Nonfiction

The best of 2019 continues, I am trying not to take the whole of January 2020 to share everything but I also don’t want to spam anyone. Lesson learned, I will plan better to have these done in December but sometimes that’s hard when you’re trying to finish just one more book. STAND BY YOURContinue reading “Best of 2019 – Nonfiction”

I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review

Thank you to the publisher, Harper Perennial, for gifting this book. “The rocket of pain was already exploding in my head.  I couldn’t be responsible for creating new worries.  I was the oldest, it was my responsibility to be easy.  I couldn’t tell them anything else.  I was told not to write on my testsContinue reading “I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review”