Last Week In Books, July 27th – August 2nd: Wait, what? August? Already? How?

Whew,fellow readers. The more I blog the more I realize just how much is going on in the world of publishing and good books. The world of reading is busy, and while sometimes I have to dive a little deep to find info about diverse books, it’s out there for the finding. If you don’tContinue reading “Last Week In Books, July 27th – August 2nd: Wait, what? August? Already? How?”

Last Week In Books, July 20th – 27th: Follow Me On Social Media!

Last weekend I racked up my 1000th Instagram follower. For those of you who don’t know, this blog grew out of an Instagram account that became a Facebook page and then expanded to include a blog, all in the space of less than a year. I’m not sure exactly what I did to get thisContinue reading “Last Week In Books, July 20th – 27th: Follow Me On Social Media!”

Happy Black People: The Most Anti-Racist Booklist Ever

Sometimes, I feel like the most revolutionary thing Black people can do is be happy. At this point, we are 8 weeks deep into some sort of Great Global Awakening, or perhaps just a very long Nap Interruption.(#hashtagwoke) Protests continue worldwide, as do stunning acts of bravery, kindness, and well…fascism, infuriatingly. The world is changing,Continue reading “Happy Black People: The Most Anti-Racist Booklist Ever”

Last Week In Books, July 6th – July 13th: Sistahs Are Doing It For Themselves

What the hell is this? Seriously, what the hell? I went searching for an annotated copy of Harriet Jacob‘s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl to send to someone as part of my book fairy project and came across this travesty. Incidents…is in the public domain, which means it often gets repackaged inContinue reading “Last Week In Books, July 6th – July 13th: Sistahs Are Doing It For Themselves”

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 thematic 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 to celebrate and take joy in queer identities and the rest is history. I’m not goingContinue 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”