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”

Steeped in Short Stories #SteepedInShortStories

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chat outside of posted reviews. I’m getting my blog rhythm back slowly but surely. But I needed some time to think about what I wanted reading to look like this year. I shared my 2020 Reading Ambitions with one specific way I wanted to steep my reading.Continue reading “Steeped in Short Stories #SteepedInShortStories”

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”

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”

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Review

I remember when I read this book shortly after college; I loved it but alas, here I am 15 years later and couldn’t remember any of the details and why I enjoyed the book. I decided a reread was in order and determined I would not put off for later what I can do now.Continue reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God – Review”