“There was a big bowl of dirty rice on the coffee table and white porcelain plat…

“There was a big bowl of dirty rice on the coffee table and white porcelain plates too.” 💙 • Great, classic mystery noir. Super atmospheric and you get all of the LA vibes in the 1940s. Mystery man offering money, missing woman, out of a job protagonist… this had it all! Black man searching for … Read more

“She’d settled in on the couch, a bowl of peanut butter M&Ms (her mom’s old line…

“She’d settled in on the couch, a bowl of peanut butter M&Ms (her mom’s old line-learning reward system) on the coffee table, her script on her lap.” ❤️ • Had high hopes for this one. Such a unique read (queer Gothic horror?!) and I loved the dark humor in it but I did NOT know … Read more

“Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of pota…

“Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of potato stew for our father.” 🧡 • I enjoyed this book about 2 women in Afghanistan, living lives about about 70 years apart. You can definitely see the similarities in their lives, particularly when Rahima is allowed to … Read more

“That night, after Grandma had fed her a bowl of pho, I sat guarding my mother.”…

“That night, after Grandma had fed her a bowl of pho, I sat guarding my mother.” 🧡 • A beautiful and lyrical multi-generational story of the Tran family told in two timelines – one from the grandmother and the other from the granddaughter. It’s the story of how war impacts a family and showed that … Read more