My Thoughts: The Water Dancer

I’ve had an overdose of slavery writing lately, by virtue of having been enrolled last semester in an English class literally called “The Slave Narrative and the Novel.” So, goodness knows why, at the dawn of the decade, I thought it would be a good idea to go read yet another slavery novel. For quite… Continue reading My Thoughts: The Water Dancer

A Summary of my Hawai’i Experience

My own country did a whole “Year of Return” thing, and did I choose to return? No. Where did I run away to instead? Hawai’i. The irony? I spent a lot of time comparing my tourist experience in Hawai’i to what I assume to be the tourist experience in Ghana. Spoiler alert: Hawai’i won out… Continue reading A Summary of my Hawai’i Experience

My Thoughts: The Nickel Boys

I owned The Nickel Boys for months before I dared read it, because I was afraid that it would be too heavy to engage with in the middle of an already challenging semester. I thought it would rip me apart and break my heart with all its potential horror. After reading it finally over break,… Continue reading My Thoughts: The Nickel Boys

My Thoughts: A Court of Wings and Ruin (or, the ACOTAR series so far, I guess)

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in Sarah J. Maas’s fantasy ACOTAR series. The first book, for which the series is named, is called A Court of Thorns and Roses. The Second, A Court of Mist and Fury. All the ACOTAR books, while written principally from the same character's perspective and… Continue reading My Thoughts: A Court of Wings and Ruin (or, the ACOTAR series so far, I guess)

My Thoughts: Black Leopard Red Wolf

It’s possible that this book has had the greatest impact on me than any book I’ve read this year, so far. It didn’t always feel that way in the midst of reading it, but since I’ve finished, I’ve been thinking about it almost too often for my own health. Marlon James has done something extraordinary… Continue reading My Thoughts: Black Leopard Red Wolf