I used to hate the color red. I thought it was tacky, flashy and gaudy. People who wore more than just a splash of it—say a whole red shirt as opposed to a shirt with red stripes—were attention seekers and conceited. As a teenager, the only hint of red you’d find on me was my … More A Shade of Red for Every Woman*
I’m a Taurus. I’m stubborn. Once my mind is made up, good luck getting me to change it, unless of course you’re a sales rep, in which case you can talk me into almost anything. For several days, the wifi in my Brooklyn apartment had been on the fritz. Each time I powered on my … More How To Avoid Buyer’s Remorse
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 2 of 5 stars Confession: I’m not a sci-fi fan. A sci-fi television show or movie has to be really good to win me as a watcher, but even then there’s no guarantee. The original Heroes, now off-the-air Lost and current blockbuster Game of Thrones were well into their … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Binti
Every year I ride out a storm or two solo, and every year I swear to myself it’s the last time. I’ve been single for longer than I care to admit. I don’t need a boyfriend to complete my life, but I do crave companionship. There’s a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Most … More A Different World
Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel by Tiphanie Yanique My rating: 3 of 5 stars Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique begins when the Virgin Islands are on the verge of becoming U.S. and British territories after being under Danish rule. The newly minted American St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Land of Love and Drowning
Why Not Me?, like Mindy Kaling’s previous book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), is a collection of personal essay memoirs that deal with the issues that most people deal with: family, dating and other relationships all while setting, chasing and achieving career goals. While always being aware that being a minority … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Why Not Me?
I didn’t watch the ball drop. Unlike most of my twenties, I had plans with friends, thank goodness. For the second year in a row and what may be a new tradition, we caught a movie before moving on to the main event. Last year we watched “Into the Woods” before heading to the now … More I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions