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#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

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#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’

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#BookToMovieTrailer – ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

This past Wednesday, August 2, would have been James Baldwin's 94th birthday. In honor of that, director Barry Jenkins (most noted for "Moonlight") tweeted a first look trailer for his upcoming adaptation of Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk.   I was in 6th grade the first time I read about Tish and Fonny.  It is my… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

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#TopTenTuesday – Poolside Reading

  So I've stumbled across this thing called a "writing meme" - I can't find a definition or a site that compiles a list of them in one place. But, they are essentially trending writing prompts.  The first one I found, while perusing other writerly blogs, was Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by That Artsy Reader… Continue reading #TopTenTuesday – Poolside Reading

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Where In the World Have I Been?

I don't believe I've written a post since last MAY!!! What an eventful span of time it's been.  My computer went on the fritz.  Geek Squad estimated it would cost $300+ to fix.  So  I stopped using it, relying solely on my phone for the internet.  Then, one day I decided to turn my laptop… Continue reading Where In the World Have I Been?

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Over a Month Spent on “12 Years…”

"'There are monkeys among white people as well as black, when you come to that,' coolly remarked Bass.  'I know some white men that use arguments no sensible monkey would.  But let that pass.  These niggers are human beings.  If they don't know as much as their masters, who fault is it?  They are not… Continue reading Over a Month Spent on “12 Years…”

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To Be Young, Gifted, and Black Inspires

"I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love.  Therefore, since I have known all these things, I have found them to be reason enough and -- I wish to live.  Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for… Continue reading To Be Young, Gifted, and Black Inspires

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My Self-Guided Afro-American Studies Reading List

I recently asked my Facebook friends to help me compile a list of books to read for further learning of Afro-American Studies.  Although I minored in it in college, there is still so much that I do not know.  For instance, although I know the names Marcus Garvey, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, etc., and have… Continue reading My Self-Guided Afro-American Studies Reading List

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The Wish List Pt. I

A self-professed bibliophile, I devour books.  I am constantly making mental lists of books to read -- eventually.  I am almost always purchasing new books, often before procuring and reading the books on my list. There's not much method to my book selection process.  I typically don't read book reviews beforehand.  Sometimes, all it takes… Continue reading The Wish List Pt. I