Lady Audley’s Secret

‚ÄúSurely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea. The most feminine and most domestic of all occupations imparts a magic harmony to her every movement, a witchery to her every glance. The floating mists from the boiling liquid in which she infuses the soothing herbs; whose secrets are known to her alone,Continue reading “Lady Audley’s Secret”

Black No More – Review

Thank you to Penguin Classics for gifting this book to feature and review. “What, indeed, was fifty, sixty or seventy dollars when one was leaving behind insult, ostracism, segregation and discrimination?” There is much to discuss in the pages of this satire and I’m not sure if I’m ready.  But I want to give itContinue reading “Black No More – Review”

Excellent Women – Review

“I felt that I needed to get away from all the problems—mostly other people’s—with which I had been worries in the last few months. If I could look at them from a distance they might solve themselves.” This charming and delightful book introduces us to Mildred, a single unmarried woman who falls into the categoryContinue reading “Excellent Women – Review”

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”

Our African-American Reads – May

Welcome to the first installment of Our African-American Reads. If you’ve read either one of the books, feel free to comment on any of the questions and your experience with the book. My Book: The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman Summary: Emma Lou Morgan is a young black woman who experiences prejudice within herContinue reading “Our African-American Reads – May”