Book Report: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Before downloading this book on Audible, I had heard about it for a long time. Many people recommended it to me when it first came out. Originally published in June of 2020, this book from a Black woman author, Brit Bennet, could not have been released in a more relevant time for our nation. June …

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Word of the Week: Soporific

I came across this word the other day while reading Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (Book Report to come next week on that!). I had to look it up because I had this word confused with "sapphic" which is completely different, hah! Soporific - adjective, sah-poh-RIFF-ikDefinition: Causing sleep. Example: Melatonin has soporific effects that kick …

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Why it Took Me Five Years to Talk About My Blog

Before I started this blog, I thought about starting one approximately 8472624635058 times. I put so so much thought into having a blog -- well, thoughts, hopes, fears, dreams -- it felt paralyzing. I didn't want to go through the slow stages of a blog at the beginning. Everyone's blog is a bit rocky when …

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