Helen of Troy’s face launched a thousand ships, and Kiki’s love inspired a song that launched an internet dance challenge craze started by @theshiggyshow. Long before I finally heard the full length of Drake’s In My Feelings, the same seconds-long clip played as people jumped out of cars making hearts with their hands and criss-crossing … More Up For a Challenge
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a work of fiction, but to borrow from the beloved and long-running NBC show Law & Order: SVU, it’s a story line, or several storylines quite frankly) that’s ripped from the headlines. Starr Carter … More Sherring’s Goodreads: The Hate U Give
I stopped setting New Year’s resolutions. Not only is it cliché to set new goals at the start of a new year, but it’s too much self-imposed pressure. Besides, I don’t think I should wait for a new calendar year to eat better, exercise more or be a better me. That didn’t stop me from … More I Failed the Goodreads Challenge and It’s OK
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Take a number” is what some might say when I say that Toni Morrison is one of my favorite writers. I wonder if I stand alone in saying that sometimes aspects of her storylines confuse me. It happened with Song of Solomon. … More Sherring’s Goodreads: God Help the Child
I’ve wanted to read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates for months. I read about it in magazines and online, spotted fellow commuters reading it and saw it listed as a National Book Award finalist. I remember seeing a paparazzi shot of Jill Scott carrying it outside of an airport. I figured I’d … More Turn the Page?
I’m feeling like a rock star. Well, not really, but I am feeling kinda special. Two of my Facebook and Instagram posts garnered a lot (for me) of “likes” and comments. I even got a text from an out-of-state cousin’s girlfriend. Last night I went to an author event at the Barnes and Noble located … More Posts, Likes and What I Read
I didn’t join a book club because I love to read, although I do. I joined because I love to eat. The problem is I don’t like to eat alone in public. I don’t mean fast food restaurants like Wendy’s and McDonald’s, or other chains like Pret and Au Bon Pain. You’ll catch me eating … More Check, Please!
If Someone Says You Complete Me, RUN!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships by Whoopi Goldberg My rating: 2 of 5 stars Whoopi Goldberg’s If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships is part memoir, part dating and relationship advice. In between sprinklings of sage guidance (read: common sense), Goldberg shares that … More Sherring’s Goodreads: If Someone Says You Complete Me, RUN!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships
The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year by Andy Cohen My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a pop culture fan, who regularly DVRs Andy Cohen’s Bravo show Watch What Happens Live. I read and enjoyed his memoir, Most Talkative and hoped this follow up would not disappoint. The Andy Cohen … More Sherring’s Goodreads: The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year
Dry by Augusten Burroughs My rating: 3 of 5 stars One would think that a memoir about battling alcoholism and struggling to maintain sobriety isn’t supposed to funny, but Augusten Burroughs’ dry wit and sarcastic tone when recounting events and people during that time of his life make it so in Dry. While in rehab … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Dry