My Top Ten Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. With Fall’s arrival comes pumpkin spice, jeans, cute boots, mugs of your favorite drink with overheating yourself, and another hour of reading when time falls back. Today’s top ten revolves around ten books selected for my Fall TBR. Of course, I’m…

Top Ten Teen Books I Read in the ’80s

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s top ten revolves around throwback freebies – books from any time in our lives that made any impact. I chose teen books from the 80s. Back then, books geared toward teens weren’t called Young Adult (YA). They were called Teen,…

Top Eight Books I DNF’d This Year and Two I Gratefully Continued

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish.  They had been on summer hiatus, and since their return, my participation returns. One must not waste time with a love affair gone sour. The same advice adheres to our love affairs with books. Why bother, if you’re not moved? Find…

Top Ten Hidden Gems By African-American Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week’s topic revolves around hidden gems or underrated books in any genre. I selected ten underrated fictional works by African-American authors, classics and modern. To learn about perspectives, we must give time to the marginalized as their stories offer fresh…

Top Ten English Books I Hated/Loved Seeing on My Syllabus

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. School’s here. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday offers a freebie topic and includes ten books I either hated or loved seeing in my English syllabus throughout college. While I majored in Journalism, English courses served to round our education into deeper…

Monday, Monday

Good Monday, Everyone! How did your weekend go? Fast? Exciting? Slow? Wakey. Wakey. Time to experience another week. Well, summer’s over for me. I’m back at work. New faces. Old faces. Another school year’s upon us. One youngest kid’s starting fifth grade, and next week, my oldest kid’s starting college. Mix the hectic rush in…