Fake It Till You Bake It | Jamie Wesley | Book Review

It took me a little bit to get into Fake It Till You Bake It but once I did I really did enjoy the ride. From the moment that Jada and Donovan meet, they bring out the fire in each other. Jada insults his cupcakes business and he thinks she is a pretentious bear. TheirContinue reading “Fake It Till You Bake It | Jamie Wesley | Book Review”

Love Radio | Ebony LaDelle | Book Review

When I saw the synopsis for Love Radio on Netgalley, I was immediately intrigued by the Hitch references. I saw Hitch in the movie theatre when it came out with a group of friends and enjoyed it. I still think it is a good movie and was curious how the premise would translate to aContinue reading “Love Radio | Ebony LaDelle | Book Review”

The Black Girls Left Standing | Juliana Goodman | Book Review

The Black Girls Left Standing had me turning the pages and empathizing with the main character. The main character is Beau, and as the novel begins Beau is at her sister Katia’s funeral. Katia was shot and killed by a white off duty police officer who thought she was trying to break into his house.Continue reading “The Black Girls Left Standing | Juliana Goodman | Book Review”

Wash Day Diaries | Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith | Book Review

Wash Day Diaries is a new graphic novel that celebrates the strength of Black women and their friendships. It tells the story of four best friends – Kim, Tanisha, Cookie, and Davene – using short comics which are all interconnected. This graphic novel is also a celebration of wash day – which is the collectiveContinue reading “Wash Day Diaries | Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith | Book Review”

Home Field Advantage | Dahlia Adler | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Home Field Advantage? Home Field Advantage caught my attention from the moment I first read the synopsis. LGBTQIA+ romance? Sports romance? Secret dating? It sounded exactly what I needed. Plus, it was being released during Pride Month! So, it wasn’t very hard for me to click request on Netgalley, andContinue reading “Home Field Advantage | Dahlia Adler | Audiobook Review”

Mark My Words | Muhammad Khan | Book Review

Mark My Words is a face paced read which shines a strong light on social inequality within the privileged grammar school. Previously there were two schools in Enley – Minerva (the privileged private grammer school) and Bodley (the more racially diverse public school). Bodley is located in a more run-down part of town. When theContinue reading “Mark My Words | Muhammad Khan | Book Review”

A Burst of Light and Other Essays | Audre Lorde | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to A Burst Of Light? My background includes a master’s degree in women’s studies so whenever I see a book by a feminist scholarship, I’m curious to pick it up. Especially if I have not read it before. A Burst of Light was first published in 1988 and was seen asContinue reading “A Burst of Light and Other Essays | Audre Lorde | Audiobook Review”

When You Call My Name | Tucker Shaw | Book Review

When You Call My Name honestly broke me and slowly tried to put me together again. This is a beautiful beautiful story. It is set during the 1980s and 1990s and is centered around the HIV/AIDS epidemic. No book with this as it’s central premise is going to be happy but, this one has somehowContinue reading “When You Call My Name | Tucker Shaw | Book Review”

The Antiracism Handbook: Practical Tools To Shift Your Mindset And Uproot Racism In Your Life And Community | Thema Bryant, Edith G. Arrington, Kevin L. Nadal | Book Review

With my background in women’s studies, I an always looking for books to help educate me and expand on what I have already learned. When I found The Antiracism Handbook: Practical Tools To Shift Your Mindset And Uproot Racism In Your Life And Community available for review, I knew this would be right up thisContinue reading “The Antiracism Handbook: Practical Tools To Shift Your Mindset And Uproot Racism In Your Life And Community | Thema Bryant, Edith G. Arrington, Kevin L. Nadal | Book Review”

Punching The Air | Ibi Zovoi and Yusef Saalam | Book Review

Punching The Air is a powerful verse novel about a young Muslim Black boy who is wrongly incarcerated. At 16 years old, Amal Shahid goes from attending a diverse art school to be convicted of a crime he did not commit and going to jail. Suddenly it becomes very obvious that an altercation will onlyContinue reading “Punching The Air | Ibi Zovoi and Yusef Saalam | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

When you write drabbles, you relieve the pressure of the epic novel expanding in your head.

The Calico Books

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