african american · African-American Literature · Noir-Reads

Noir-Reads Book Subscription Box

Sometime in the month of January, I ran across a new book subscription box. I don’t normally like these types of book boxes mostly cuz I’m cheap but this one seemed to be right up my alley. This box is about featuring Black authors across the diaspora and bringing together a community to engage in… Continue reading Noir-Reads Book Subscription Box

African-American Literature · book review · discussion

Book Discussion: Parable Of The Sower By Octavia Butler

Parable of the Sower (EarthSeed #1) By Octavia Butler Published by Four Walls Eight Windows (November 1993) 299 Pages (hardback) Published by Grand Central Publishing; Updated edition (January 1, 2000) 352 pages (paperback) When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister’s… Continue reading Book Discussion: Parable Of The Sower By Octavia Butler

African-American Literature · Book Beginnings · MEME

Book Beginnings

While I was writing my last blog I realized that I had done 3 meme’s for the week and I said maybe I should do some more just for fun. Lisa from Bookshelf Fantasies left a post with her blog meme directory to take a look at. I looked through that directory and found a… Continue reading Book Beginnings

African-American Literature · MEME · Wish List Wednesday

Wish List Wednesday

Here we go with another meme. Last week was all about book reviews and apparently this week is all about meme’s. Maybe I can find a new meme for Thursday. Anyway I digress here we go. It’s Wish List Wednesday! What’s that you ask? Well Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will… Continue reading Wish List Wednesday

African-American Literature · book review · Clutch Magazine List · non-fiction

Lorraine Hansberry Was A Genius

A Raisin in the Sun Written By Lorraine Hansberry Published 1959 By RandomHouse 160 Pages Lorraine Hansberry was an American playwright born in Chicago IL, in 1930. She is most well-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun which tells the story of a black family and their struggles living in Chicago in the… Continue reading Lorraine Hansberry Was A Genius

African-American Literature · book review · Clutch Magazine List · fiction

Book Review 32 Candles By Ernessa T. Carter

32 Candles Written By Ernessa T. Carter Published June 22nd 2010 by Amistad (first published June 8th 2010) Paperback  352 pages Davie—an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi—is positive her life couldn’t be any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, possibly the world, and on top of that, she’s pretty sure… Continue reading Book Review 32 Candles By Ernessa T. Carter

African-American Literature · MEME · top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday Or as I like to call it making a list of books whilst I watch Dancing with the stars! What’s Top Ten Tuesday you ask? Well it’s this  meme created by the lovely  ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. They provide a bookish theme and we construct… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday