Book Report: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer & Why You Should Add it to Your Reading List

Hello again, friends! I have been quiet the past few months because I got married and went on a honeymoon. It feels good to melt back into my familiar routine. This is a post I've had on the brain since I first discovered the magic of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings …

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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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Book Report: Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

A few months ago, a friend gave me a book by Octavia E. Butler called Parable of the Sower. It was written in the 90s and accurately predicted a Trump-like politician. His slogan is even "Make America Great Again". The setting is in the 2020s and 2030s, which was in the future when Ms. Butler …

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50,000 Words Completed: What I’ve Learned

I finally reached 50,000 words in my novel that I began writing many months ago. It's taken me a while for various reasons (imposter syndrome, depression, low to no creativity), but hot damn, here we are! 50k translates to about 165 pages in a novel or manuscript. Do I love every part that I have …

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