A cultural experience that will take you on a journey filled with more tragedy and heartache than romance.Continue reading ““Chasing Fate” : Reedsy Discovery Review”
A more intense and gritty follow-up to the devastating events from “Resuscitation.”Continue reading ““Recovery: Book Two of the Code Black Trilogy” Reedsy Discovery Review”
When the worlds of adolescent struggles and spirituality collide…Continue reading “The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance – Book Review”
An action-packed romance full of suspense! It shattered all my expectations of a regular romance novel.Continue reading ““Until Now”: Reedsy Review”
I honestly never planned on reading this book simply because I thought, “I’m Black, I’m antiracist by default! Why would I waste my time on this book?”
Well, I’m here today to let you know my time was not wasted, and I learned that racism transcends Blackness and Whiteness. It also forced me to take a long, deep look inside myself and everything I thought I was doing right and just how pervasive and deep-rooted this country’s racism really is.Continue reading ““How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi Book Review”
Disturbing and thought-provoking. This is a rather sinister take on a future of social media influencers and inequality.Continue reading “Note to Self: Reedsy Review”
Compelling. In order to have a fantasy without flaws, you must first face your reality with open eyes.Continue reading “Lost in a Dream: Reedsy Review”
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An endearing interracial love story, defying the boundaries of a religiously conservative family and a musical star’s ailing grandfather.Continue reading “Hurricane Reese – Reedsy Book Review”
There were a few times I didn’t understand what was going on in this story, but that did not detract from its appeal. Amber Waves of Grace manages to be charming in its own way and a story that feels certainly different from other romance books I’ve read. There are so many relationships to examine, from familial to church to romantic, that also added to confusion at times. Corrie being at the center of this story all aspects of her life, her relationship with two brothers, her parents, farm life, and her day-to-day troubles kept me reading until the end.
My initial expectations were disassembled from the first five pages. I went in fully expecting a lot of southern, tame, Christian romance and a few characters. A little conflict, but not much, just simple life. This story was not that, and I was pleasantly surprised. I think some knowledge of farming and farming equipment helps in visualizing what’s going on, but that’s one of this book’s few flaws that had me researching while reading. What’s a combine?Continue reading ““Amber Waves of Grace”: Reedsy Discovery Book Review”
Freebird is a nice, mostly lighthearted read for everyone. The poems are short and not overly complicated, which can be refreshing in these times of uncertainty. In other words, it’s a good quarantine read.
Freebird is divided into six parts: life, time, humanity, relationships, mind, and self-love. Some poems have a universal message, but most feel like a glimpse into the writer’s mind and life. Poems like that of “Existence” exemplify the universal feeling of tiredness. On the other hand, poems like “Fog” have that air of childhood nostalgia, a yearning for simpler times.
I don’t usually read books of poetry, but I chose this one for a change in my reading diet and am glad I did. The pages themselves are pleasant surprises with their doodles and sketches as visuals for the topic in each poem. The doodles range from cute to fun to silly to sometimes serious, adding to the overall entertainment aspect of the book.
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