Christmas in March

Well, it’s March. No better time to take down and put away my Christmas tree. Relax. It’s not what you’re thinking. A dried out pine or fir tree was not sprinkling its dead needles all over my living room rug. Au contraire, my first ever Christmas tree of my adult life was a book Christmas … More Christmas in March

Sherring’s Goodreads: My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite My rating: 3 of 5 stars My Sister, the Serial Killer. Fiction or nonfiction, how could that title not entice you? Not to mention the book cover. A woman, with a gorgeous dark brown complexion, dazzling white teeth, a head-wrap and round mirrored sunglasses, looking a little … More Sherring’s Goodreads: My Sister, the Serial Killer

Sherring’s Goodreads: The World According to Fannie Davis

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I was reading the last pages of The World According to Fannie Davis, the palm of my right hand began to itch. I smiled. In Haitian culture, an itchy hand means … More Sherring’s Goodreads: The World According to Fannie Davis

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 16: Interracial Love

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 16: Interracial Love Despite all the accolades and praise that surrounded Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? prior to its release, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit I had never heard of Kathleen Collins. An artist of many facets, she was a playwright, filmmaker, and writer. She was one of the first black women to … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 16: Interracial Love

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 15: Nonfiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 15: Nonfiction Love Story History often relegates Coretta Scott King to the background story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, she was his widow and mother of his four children, but she was also an activist and feminist in her own right. She founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 15: Nonfiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 14: Fiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 14: Fiction Love Story “Magic and myth–fiction as we call it” is how Tiphanie Yanique refers to her novel Land of Love and Drowning in her Author’s Note at the end of the book. The novel is loosely based on her own family’s history in her native land of St. Thomas, one … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 14: Fiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 13: Mystery

  #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 13: Mystery Walter Mosley is well-known for his Easy Rawlins mystery series, but The Man in My Basement is a standalone mystery novel. Thirty-something Charles Dodd-Blakely is a heavy drinker, unemployed and after missing several mortgage payments, is in danger of losing the Long Island, New York, house that he lives in and … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 13: Mystery