August 2022

Active August. Amazing Celebration of Black Business Month. Adventurous Vacation Trips. Adamant Hot Humid Summer Weather. Alluring New Books to Read. Achievable New Goals.  Here are my hopefuls for August: Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooks Beloved by Toni Morrison  The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris Happy Reading!

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Mid-Year Check In!

Hi friends!   I cannot believe it’s already the end of July. Half of the year is gone! This year is flying by, but truthfully as I get older, the years are becoming a blur, haha… I set a few reading goals this year:1). To read 20 books by Black women, a wonderfully challenged started on…

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Black Cake: So Many Secrets

Let me ask you, reader, how well do you know your parents? Do you know their stories? Do you know all the paths that led them to their current circumstances? Of course, some of you may answer yes to all these questions, which might be accurate, but I urge you to dig a little deeper…

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Current Read

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is my current read and the only book I’m reading in July. It’s a Young Adult Fantasy novel and a lengthy read, 531 pages. This is a genre I seldom gravitate to, but the goal is to read outside my comfort zone this year. So far, it’s…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

Every first draft sucks, so when you have your favorite novel, and you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a masterpiece,’ and then you write your first draft, and you’re like, ‘This is really bad,’ and then you’re like ‘I can’t do this because this is nowhere close.’ When, in reality, the book you loved so much…

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June Wrap Up 2022

At the beginning of June, I selected three books that I thought were manageable to get through. I was excited to read all of them because of the glowing reviews. Plus, June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month, so excellent time to read more Caribbean novels. Well, let’s just say one out of three was a hit!…

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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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