February Favorites

This month is the shortest of the entire year, but I still had a few things I really enjoyed. Here are the favorites. Book of the Month This was a solid five star read for me. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is her second book written in the same neighborhood as her first,… Continue reading February Favorites

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: A Review

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Angie Thomas did it again. I absolutely loved this book. I was turning page after page with anticipation, fully engrossed in the plot. The story takes place in the same neighborhood but after the events of her first book, The Hate U… Continue reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: A Review

3 Lessons I Learned From Change

I am not a big fan of change. Even good changes can stress me out. But change is inevitable in life. Change is growth. But my natural response to change is to either resist, avoid, or deny that it is even happening or try to control that change through organizing, planning, and scheduling. In America,… Continue reading 3 Lessons I Learned From Change

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh my, this book is good. Austin Channing Brown's memoir of growing up and living in America is beautiful, strong, honest, heartbreaking and encouraging. She talks about issues of race, racism, white supremacy, white… Continue reading I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review

Psalm 143:8-10

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,    for I have put my trust in you.Show me the way I should go,    for to you I entrust my life.Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,    for I hide myself in you.1Teach me to do your will,    for you are my God;may your good Spirit    lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:8-10 Since we just… Continue reading Psalm 143:8-10

Continuing the Conversation

I want to keep sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet this year, so here are three new posts to share. New Book Explores the Unique Experience of Grieving Miscarriage as a Couple Another book is coming out to help couples! The couple who wrote this particular book experienced both infertility and… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: A Review

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar My rating: 3 of 5 stars I came across this series at my local library. I didn't even realize who the author was until I got home with the book. I'm a semi-decent Sherlock fan and mystery novel lover, so that is why I originally picked up the book.The story… Continue reading Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: A Review

You’re Not Late

Waiting sucks. According to the New York Times in 2012, Americans wait 37 billion hours in line each year. In a world that values the quick and immediate, waiting just seems to be something abnormal. I never thought I would have to wait for children. There were so many things to grieve when I lost… Continue reading You’re Not Late