The Books

#BookToMovieTrailer – Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali

Director: Marcus A. Clarke Producer: Kenya Barris Studio: Netflix Slated Release: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes Book: Blood Brothers - The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Author: Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith Publication Date: November 1, 2016 Publisher: Basic Books Page Count: 362 pages In her review of the film for The Hollywood Reporter, Lovia Gyarke notes,… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali

The Books

#BookToMovieTrailer – Dune

  Book: Dune Author: Frank Herbert Originally Published: August 1965 Publisher: Chilton Company Page Count: 896 When Frank Herbert passed in 1986, The New York Times reported that his best-known novel Dune had sold more than 12 million copies.  Originally intended to be a trilogy, the series eventually grew to six novels.  The New York Times also reported that it had… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – Dune

Reviews, The Books

Book Review – Wisdom From The Mother of Black Hollywood

Title: The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir Author: Jenifer Lewis Pages: 336 Rating: 5/5   Caring for a newborn can make reading (and blogging) difficult.  So when my college roommate Dawn offered to gift me a free book on Audible, I readily accepted.  I also knew just what I wanted to listen to -… Continue reading Book Review – Wisdom From The Mother of Black Hollywood

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

The Life

#TopTenTuesday – What Are You Listening To?

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl is about all things audio. Although I am fairly new to the podcast scene (just became an avid listener about a year ago), I thought it only fitting to share with you eight of my favorite episodes from some of my favorite podcasts. For… Continue reading #TopTenTuesday – What Are You Listening To?

Reviews, The Books

Book Review – How Scary is Pet Sematary?

Title: Pet Sematary Author: Stephen King Pages: 395 Rating: 3.7/5   I've mentioned this before: my grandma says Pet Sematary, published in 1983, was so scary that she put it down halfway through and didn't pick up another book by Stephen King until Mr. Mercedes, which debuted in 2014.  A fan of King myself, I can't… Continue reading Book Review – How Scary is Pet Sematary?