Adulting, The Life

So I Did A Thing…. That Didn’t Work Out

This past May, I pre-ordered a Freewrite Traveler (read more about that here). It was expected to ship in June.  I expected to draft my future blog posts on the Traveler.  I anticipated a summer and fall spent hacking away on a super cool keyboard device, producing all kinds of greatness.  And (being the procrastinator… Continue reading So I Did A Thing…. That Didn’t Work Out

Adulting, The Life

So I Did A Thing….

I pre-ordered a Freewrite Traveler. In the spirit of transparency, I must admit: I am ashamed that I spent this much on what may essentially turn out to be a wireless keyboard (although I was excited to catch it on discounted pre-sale and to also find an additonal savings coupon code on Reddit that worked,… Continue reading So I Did A Thing….

The Books, The Life

Those Women We Almost Seem To Know

One time, in my graduate Creative Writing program, a classmate referenced Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club so casually that I immediately sensed he or she hadn't read it.  I hadn't either.  Do not be alarmed - this was not a reading assignment.  The person speaking hoped to draw a comparison between the actual assigned work… Continue reading Those Women We Almost Seem To Know

My Reading List, Reviews, The Books

Book Review – Children of Blood and Bone

Title: Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Pages: 525 Rating: 4.0/5 *mild spoilers below* When Children of Blood and Bone first debuted, literary friends gushed that here was a new series to fill the void left by the Harry Potter series conclusion.  I scoffed, certain that nothing could fill that soft ache -- the magic of Harry… Continue reading Book Review – Children of Blood and Bone

The Life, The News

for colored girls…. A Tribute To Ntozoke Shange

This past Saturday, Ntozake Shange, author of for colored girls...., died at the age of 70.  In tribute to her legacy, I wanted to share this piece as tribute to her, written in March 2015.   I was 24 at the time the piece was written.     I fell in love with the title.    I was… Continue reading for colored girls…. A Tribute To Ntozoke Shange

The Books

#TopTenTuesday – My Dream Bookstores & Libraries

Another #TopTenTuesday post, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. And this prompt is easy.  I have only one dream library that I would love to visit -- the Beast's study from Beauty and the Beast.  Belle was by far my favorite Disney princess.  As I child (and even still as an adult today) I pictured myself on… Continue reading #TopTenTuesday – My Dream Bookstores & Libraries

My Reading List, The Books

#BookToMovieTrailer – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisabeth Salamander and Michael Blomkvist are back, though with new actors playing them and a new director to guide them.  Director Fede Alvarez ("Don't Breathe") has taken over the helm of the Millennium series, which is based on the Swedish crime novel trilogy written by the late Stieg Larsson.  It is believed… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The Books

#BookToMovieTrailer – ‘Widows’

I must confess, this week's #BookToMovieTrailer is actually not a book to movie. But, it stands out because author Gillian Flynn (most noted for Gone Girl) co-wrote the screenplay with director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave).   Variety describes the film as "a labyrinthine heist story about a group of Chicago women who have to complete a robbery put in motion… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – ‘Widows’

My Reading List, The Books

#BookToMovieTrailer – ‘The Hate U Give’

So, here's the thing -- this book has been on my radar since not long after Angie Thomas made her phenomenal literary debut in Black History Month 2017.  But I did not read it.  I thought I wasn't interested. Until I saw this trailer. It is because of this trailer that I made The Hate… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – ‘The Hate U Give’