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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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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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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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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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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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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