“Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” • Wo…

“Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” 💛 • Wow, this was my first Marlon James read and it blew me away. It is set on a slave plantation in Jamaica in the 18th century. The writing, the characters, the language – all so rich and amazing. Great … Read more

“We ate our salads and he asked if I’d dated in Hong Kong yet.” • There is def…

“We ate our salads and he asked if I’d dated in Hong Kong yet.” 💚 • There is definitely some exciting fiction coming out of Ireland and it’s hard not to compare this book to Sally Rooney’s work. But while it had a similar vibe and a cast of millennials, it definitely had more of … Read more

“That afternoon, she sat in the multipurpose room at Brentwood Academy, slowly t…

“That afternoon, she sat in the multipurpose room at Brentwood Academy, slowly trailing her celery sticks through ranch.” 💙 • This book is about twin sisters who grew up in the small, southern Black community of Mallard, Louisiana that is so small that it isn’t even on most maps. Both twins move away from the … Read more

Are you reading along? I started this on audio and quickly ordered a physical co…

Are you reading along? I started this on audio and quickly ordered a physical copy to write and highlight in. Brought me right back to college days. I have a concentration on African American Studies and I think this book would have been in one of my classes ! My son’s young reader’s copy is … Read more

“There, we listened to admonition after admonition to stay in school, to stay ab…

“There, we listened to admonition after admonition to stay in school, to stay abstinent, and to stay away from drugs and alcohol. (The formerly incarcerated stopped by, with some frequency, to drive these points home via slideshows that ended with cookies and lemonade.)” 💙 • Read this back in Feb with the but lent it … Read more

2 great dishes to share so bear with me! I couldn’t do this week’s butter chicke…

2 great dishes to share so bear with me! I couldn’t do this week’s butter chicken for the hosted by cookinglikeimeanit because it had a ton of cashew in it and my daughter is allergic SO… I’m sharing a past dish in the first photo – Indian Spiced Beef and Peas from Milk Street- Tuesday … Read more

Sharing a for a challenge hosted by ! These were just quickly pulled from my …

Sharing a for a challenge hosted by mo.ment_of_zen ! These were just quickly pulled from my TBR cart except for There, There which I read a few months back, For every stack featuring books by authors of color and tagged with $1 will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (up to $150)! Today’s … Read more

“With the kitchen TV up loud on Entertainment Tonight, she cooked pork chops siz…

“With the kitchen TV up loud on Entertainment Tonight, she cooked pork chops sizzled in their own fat and smothered in green chili.” 🧡 • I’m not typically a fan of short stories but this collection is so well written, each story being so unique and complete on its own and yet there was the … Read more

“There was a table with three cups and a jar, and from the jar Hawkins poured th…

“There was a table with three cups and a jar, and from the jar Hawkins poured three servings of hard cider.” 💙 • Beautifully written book with stunning prose and sentences you just want to sink your teeth into. It’s a story of the Tasked (enslaved people) and Quality (slavers). It’s the story of Hiram, … Read more