[READING CHALLENGE] February Reading Challenge: Black Love

(Check out the booklist here.) Is it February already? Last month I challenged all you beautiful people to read a memoir by someone really different than you.(Hit the comments with what you read!) This time I’d like to challenge you to read one of my favorite literary things because this month is too perfect notContinue reading “[READING CHALLENGE] February Reading Challenge: Black Love”

[READING CHALLENGE] January Reading Challenge: Memoirs!

So I’ve been asked before why I don’t start a book club. My answer is usually “ugh, I hate book clubs,” which is not entirely true, but also not entirely untrue. But I (obviously) do like talking about books and want to add a lil more community to this diverse reading on the internet life,Continue reading “[READING CHALLENGE] January Reading Challenge: Memoirs!”

Last Week In Books: End Of Year Quickie

2021 is over in four days, fellow readers. I have been wearing the same pajamas since Christmas day, drunk twice my body weight in hot chocolate and watched every movie from my childhood on a reality-bending loop. Let’s dispense with the pleasantries and get into the links so that we can all get back toContinue reading “Last Week In Books: End Of Year Quickie”

Last Week In Books: I Don’t Want To Sell You Stuff For Christmas

*SIGH* You may have noticed things have been a bit sparse around here lately. I haven’t posted on the blog since November, and while Facebook, Instagram and TikTok have been ticking along steadily, to be honest, I haven’t been posting with my usual joie de vivre. There’s a couple of reasons for this, but theContinue reading “Last Week In Books: I Don’t Want To Sell You Stuff For Christmas”

Last Week In Books: Black Superheroes, Pandemic Flash Fiction, and Asian Family Drama

After the last update involving phone carnage(which has since been solved…grudgingly) this week’s quickie diverse book info roundup is a more mixed bag than usual, fellow readers. Let’s start with this great list of diverse comics from Cultured Vultures. It includes all sorts of genres and points of representation, from the Count of Monte CristoContinue reading “Last Week In Books: Black Superheroes, Pandemic Flash Fiction, and Asian Family Drama”

[Last Week In Books] Immigrants, Refugees, Colonizers, and Serial Killers

Hello fellow readers! I turned lots of pages last week because I broke my phone. The resulting all-analog experience has me wondering…how did any of us ever live without a computer constantly in the palms of our hands? If the last week of my life is any indication, apparently we read far more books. InContinue reading “[Last Week In Books] Immigrants, Refugees, Colonizers, and Serial Killers”

Last Week In Books: Reviews and Adaptations

Time again for our biweekly roundup of diverse book news, fellow readers. This week I’d like to highlight reviews of upcoming and recent releases by some of my fellow bloggers, and also get into a few of the apparently ENDLESS film and television adaptations of books being released this fall. Let’s start with the reviews;Continue reading “Last Week In Books: Reviews and Adaptations”

Last Week In Books: You Think You Can Stop Me, Mr. Zuckerberg? Think Again!

Been a long time, fellow readers. Facebook’s little BSOD moment has reminded me not to put all my eggs into one platform’s basket. So, in order to keep bringing you diverse book and diverse author news even in the case of a social media apocalypse, let’s try bringing this back on a biweekly basis, forContinue reading “Last Week In Books: You Think You Can Stop Me, Mr. Zuckerberg? Think Again!”

Last Week In Books: Yo Mama’s So Nice Nobody Can Write A Dramatic Best-Selling Novel About Her

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow readers who’ve added extra pages to their family books! I’ve been trying to think of my favorite literary mothers all day…and failing. Healthy parental relationships are not often the stuff of literature, are they? Still, here’s hoping you and yours had a fabulous day. Also, for those ofContinue reading “Last Week In Books: Yo Mama’s So Nice Nobody Can Write A Dramatic Best-Selling Novel About Her”

Last Week In Books: All My Ruff Ryders, Meet Me Outside

It’s rare that I use this space to highlight anyone outside of the world of literature, but I think I have to make an exception this week for Earl Simmons, aka DMX. While he did pen an autobiography, he wasn’t known for his book. Still, he lived a dichotomous, tortured, nakedly expressive life on parContinue reading “Last Week In Books: All My Ruff Ryders, Meet Me Outside”