If You’re Brown, Stick Around: Books About Colorism

If you’re Black, get back! If you’re brown, stick around. If you’re white, you’re alright! ~ Big Bill Broonzy Even though I make a conscious effort to read across genres, cultures, and time periods I still sometimes find myself stuck in theme patterns. For months I’ll find myself somehow reading books that feature sharks orContinue reading “If You’re Brown, Stick Around: Books About Colorism”

Pride Month Reads 2020: A Wrap-Up and Booklist

Happy Pride Month, fellow readers! The genesis of LGBTQIA+ Pride is a long story that begins before the 1969 Stonewall riots and still continues today. Notably, in 1970 a bisexual woman named Brenda Howard first proposed a Pride march and a week of events to celebrate and take joy in queer identities and the restContinue reading “Pride Month Reads 2020: A Wrap-Up and Booklist”

These Blues Ain’t New: Why I’m Not Busy Posting Big Black Booklists or Anti-Racist Manifestos

Look. We’re all on the internet right now, so let’s not pretend I need to explain the current atmosphere to you. George Floyd was murdered by a police officer on May 25th and sparked a brushfire that soon roared into a full on inferno, sparking protests and demonstrations across not only the USA but theContinue reading “These Blues Ain’t New: Why I’m Not Busy Posting Big Black Booklists or Anti-Racist Manifestos”

Last Week in Books, June 9th – June 16th

Time? What is time? What did I really mean when I said I would do a news post every week? The world may never know… A biopic about Shirley Jackson, author of The Lottery (aka that creepy short story in everyone’s English textbook) was released last week,with Scientologist Handmaid Elisabeth Moss playing the writer. It’sContinue reading “Last Week in Books, June 9th – June 16th”

A Thought On Injustice and Lost Voices…

(This post is an edited Facebook post. Follow EQR on FB blah blah etc.) If you haven’t gathered from the About Me page or some of my posts, I’m a Black American, living abroad. This blog is about books, not me, so I don’t talk about my own experiences often. My day job and lifeContinue reading “A Thought On Injustice and Lost Voices…”

Last Week In Books: May 18-24, 2020

So here we are in the last full week of May, beautiful people. It seems like just yesterday it was the 78th day of March, but we’ve made it all the way to the beginning of summer and hopefully no-one’s broken their glasses yet. This week sees sea creatures, fictionalized president’s wives, and a veryContinue reading “Last Week In Books: May 18-24, 2020”

It’s Aight: A long thought about what Legacy of Orisha means for Black spec-fic writers…

Back in 2019, long before COVID-19 roamed the earth and drove us all inside brandishing cans of Lysol, the bookish internet was abuzz with news of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Virtue and Vengeance. I couldn’t check social media without seeing 50-11 posts anticipating the book and after putting a poll up on the Equal OpportunityContinue reading “It’s Aight: A long thought about what Legacy of Orisha means for Black spec-fic writers…”

Rigas Diena: My 9 Months Experience Now on ebook

Originally posted on P e d r o L:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbz9l0ib0GM Riga is one of the several cities I had the chance to live over the last years. The Latvian capital has finally grown in attention and, regularly, I’ve been asked by readers from all over the world about travels and expatriations to the Baltic region.…