Day 3 – Roots and Books made me start looking deeply into my shelves. Having started this year with the powerful memoir, Heavy by Kiese Laymon. I felt like roots had to be taken figuratively and literally. Combing my shelves I fell upon How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. I forgot I […]
Buffalo Dance The Journey of York – Frank X Walker Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime – J. California Cooper He Never Came Home – Regina R. Robertson Lost in the City – Edward P. Jones Drinking Coffee Elsewhere – ZZ Packer Nowhere is a Place – Bernice L. McFadden A Kind of Freedom – Margaret Wilkerson […]
Day 17 – A Short Story Collection – I’m not usually a fan of short story collections because they always seem to leave me hanging (so that’s it?!) or wanting more. However, last year put me on the right track with getting back into them. I read Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Blackberries, […]
I’m slowly but surely working my way through J. California Cooper’s work and enjoying each one. I’m marveled at her mastery to tell a story. Anyone out there who is attempting to write short stories should absolutely read her. All the ingredients in her stories are carefully chosen and used to depict well-rounded characters placed […]
If you’ve followed me on here for a while you know there are two things I’m not so keen on reading. The first one is series and the second one is short story collections. Now it seems as if I’m turning over a new leaf with the later. Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson is my […]
Day 28 – Favorite Author: My favorite author is extremely difficult to pin down to one person. So, I decided to site an author that I discovered last year that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with. J. California Cooper. She was an incredible storyteller and sadly she died last year. I’ve read two […]
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