Category: black lives matter

8 More Rapid Reviews

As promised in 8 Rapid Reviews, Part 1, here are the other eight books I’ve read recently but haven’t had the chance to properly review. I’m not going into much depth on these because, well, I just want to get caught up! But I… Continue Reading “8 More Rapid Reviews”

Thoughts: The Tradition

My “no pride without Black lives” month of reading continues with Jericho Brown’s incredible poetry collection, The Tradition.  I have been following Jericho Brown on Twitter for some time, now, and I have read various of his poems in other places, but this is… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Tradition”

Thoughts: Felix Ever After

I have said many times that the best kind of book, even those within a genre we often dismissively label “pleasure reading,” is the book that teaches while it entertains. Perhaps not surprisingly, Young Adult novels tend to fall into this category. They make… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Felix Ever After”

Thoughts: Citizen, An American Lyric

The first half (give or take) of Claudia Rankine’s poetry collection, Citizen: An American Lyric, actually felt to me like a collection of short, flash fiction. It wasn’t until about that midpoint when the full force of Rankine’s work hit me and I suddenly… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Citizen, An American Lyric”

Thoughts: How to Be an Antiracist

I’ve noticed there’s a fun(?) little trend happening this year about playing the “bingo card” of life. Murder hornets? Deadly kissing bugs? Global pandemic? It seems every few weeks, there’s something else to worry about, some new extravagant nightmare to “check” on one’s bingo… Continue Reading “Thoughts: How to Be an Antiracist”

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