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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MUSING OF THE DAY

We are indeed living in an age when women and men are more likely to long for power than they are to long for love. We can all speak of our longing for power. Our longing for love must be kept secret. To give voice to such longing is to be counted among the weak,…

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Friday Flatlay: Black women author edition!

Friday Flatlay: Black women authors edition  Oh, so many beautiful book designs. Any favorites? How many have you read? Or better yet, how many are in your tbr pile, lol   I’ve read five and absolutely love these two:  Kindred All about love  Happy Friday, everyone!

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MUSING OF THE DAY

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia Butler

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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…

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Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day we celebrate women globally. So, I thought it would be a great day to highlight black women authors (Morrison, Makumbi, hooks) who I love and plan to continue to read. Of course, Toni Morrison, I cannot say enough great things about her. Even though she died a few…

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