Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

I am older than the poets and I am older than the pens. I am older than the stars and the ocean I crawled out of. – Aphrodite Made Me Do It Summary and Thoughts Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite MadeContinue reading “Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer”

February Reads

February has been a busy month! In addition to reading some books I own and some books I borrowed from Netgalley, I also participated in #Blackathon for Black History Month by fulfilling their Contemporary/Literature/Nonfiction Challenge. I’m happy with the many reads I picked up this month, even if they weren’t all home-runs for me. I’mContinue reading “February Reads”

Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Actually, I need to change what I said. Everybody wants something from you, but sometimes there’s a person you want to give to. Sometimes what you give them makes you better for having given it. And it makes having to give to everyone else not so bad. – A Princess in Theory Summary and ThoughtsContinue reading “Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole”

Review: When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

I can forget about her for hours or even whole days, and then the truth rushes back like a brush fire, burning me from the inside out. The person you loved? They’re gone. – When You Were Everything Summary and Thoughts It’s been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla’s friendship imploded. Nearly a month since CleoContinue reading “Review: When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk”

Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

One of the biggest issues with mainstream feminist writing has been the way the idea of what constitutes a feminist issue is framed. We rarely talk about basic needs as a feminist issue. Food insecurity and access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. Instead of aContinue reading “Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall”

January Reads

It’s finally 2021! I’ve started off the year with a variety of different books, with ranging success in how much I’ve enjoyed them. Still, I’m happy to kick down my TBR number on Goodreads and finally read some of the books I purchased a while ago. Like last year, I’ll be engaging in the ReadingContinue reading “January Reads”

Review: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Human lives were short and fragile. Time and illnesses consumed us, like flames burning away these pieces of wood. But it didn’t matter how long or short we lived. It mattered more how much light we were able to shed on those we loved and how many people we touched with our compassion. – TheContinue reading “Review: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai”