Many readers, and most particularly those who review current publications, employ other standards for judging, and praising or condemning, the books they read – their novelty, their sensationalism, their seductiveness, their force, and even their power to bemuse or befuddle the mind, but not their truth, their clarity, or their power to enlighten. They have,…Read More
All articles filed in April 2022
So, this month I’m participating in the Afrocentric April Booksta Tour on Instagram. This tour highlights African books and authors. Today is day 20, and the prompt is an author new to you. Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Wole Soyinka) was born on July 13th, 1934, in western Nigeria and was the first African to be…Read More
MUSING OF THE DAY
When we speak of someone as “well-read,” we should have this ideal in mind. Too often, we use that phrase to mean the quantity rather than the quality of reading…The great writers have always been great readers, but that does not mean that they read all books that, in their day, were listed as indispensable…Read More
Is your first impression of a book cover always correct?
Recently, I read Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique for book club. The novel centers on Fly, a Black-American man, and Stella, a Caribbean woman, who meet in New York City in the present time. It spans several decades, and its characters travel across the continental United States, to the Virgin Islands, and Ghana.…Read More
Why do you read books?
So, one of the books I’m currently reading is How to Read a Book, a gem that I discovered on Instagram. It was first written by Mortimer J. Adler in 1940 and later updated in 1972, with Charles Van Doren joining as co-author. I’ve been reading this book off and on for roughly a month…Read More
MUSING OF THE DAY
Love is tender, tentative, brutal, and bold. It’s messy and magic! It can be the most frightening thing in the world, purely because it feels like safety, and that safety is reliant on total trust in another, with whom we share our hearts, expose ourselves, and allow ourselves to be seen for exactly who we…Read More
Artsy April. Afrocentric Book Tour. Amazing Poetry Month. Appealing Spring Weather. Awesome New Books to Read. Achievable New Goals. These are my hopeful for April: Kindred by Octavia Butler Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique Yinka, Where is your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn Happy Sunday! What are your reading goals for this month?Read More
Happy Friday! Let’s talk about book club. Am I the only one that knows the book club date weeks in advance but still reads the book last minute? This is me, always! I try to make a reading schedule, but life just gets in the way – in my case, sleep! This weekend, I will…Read More