MUSING OF THE DAY

I hate ungratefulness, you know? Can’t stand to see people who does just leave their old parents to fall by the wayside. People who don’t know how to be grateful to those who help them when they couldn’t help they self. Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

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MUSING OF THE DAY

That’s exactly the problem! People don’t want to open their eyes and see the Truth because the illusion suits them. As long as they’re fed whatever lies they want to hear they’re happy, because the Truth means nothing to them. Imbolo Mbue

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Last . Now . Next

Last: PLEASANTVIEW by Celeste Mohammed I’ve seen numerous glowing reviews of this book. So, I thought it was a perfect selection for this month. Pleasantview is a fictional town in Trinidad, and the book highlights the dark side of living in the Caribbeans. The book is written in English and Trinidad Creole and consists of…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

Imagine what some university reading lists are saying about our society – that women and people of colour did not write in the 20th and 21st centuries, and certainly not novels worthy of beady academic analysis. Imagine someone from the future trying to understand who we were in the 21st century, based on the books…

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Communion: The Female Search For Love

After bell hooks passed away late last year, her words and books circulated throughout social media. But I will confess that I knew very little about her. In 2020, I bought one of her books but never got around to reading it. So, at the beginning of this year, someone suggested we read one of…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

“When our fears have all been serialized, our creativity censured, our ideas “marketplaced”, our rights sold, our intelligence sloganized, our strength downsized, our privacy auctioned; when the theatricality, the entertainment value, the marketing of life is complete, we will find ourselves living not in a nation but in a consortium of industries, and wholly unintelligible…

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June 2022

💫Jam-Packed June. 💫Joyful Celebration of Read Caribbean Month. 💫Joyous Celebration of Pride Month. 💫Jerky Summer Weather. 💫Jaw-dropping New Books to Read. 💫Jazzy New Goals. Here are my hopefuls for June: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed When We Were Birds by AyannaLloyd Banwo Happy Reading!

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May Wrap Up 2022

For the first time this year, my reading goal was manageable enough to accomplish. I read two books! But, of course, they were two very different books, and I’m still contemplating all that I absorbed. So, now that I know I can easily read two books per month, I will be adding more books progressively…

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Bookish Challenge #2

Here is another fun challenge from bookstagram #gettoknowmechallenge 5 Books I love Kindred Stay with Me Americanah A Girl is a Body of Water All About Love: New Visions 4 Auto-Buy Authors Toni Morrison bell hooks Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Yaa Gyasi 3 Favorite Genre Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Nonfiction  2 Places I Love to Read…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

…human being was born to be a ginnal and it was a rare person who didn’t take advantage of a weaker one, or pretend to be the friend of a stronger one just to reap the benefits. Charmaine Wilkerson

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