Review | My Lit Box | August 2017 | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


I’ve already written about the book included in My Lit Box’s August box. Today I’ll cover the box itself. My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes […]

Book Review | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons was sent to me by in July by Call Number and was also the August pick for My Lit Box. That should tell you how fantastic it was. I was about 50 pages in before I thought, wait, is this a novel? And I looked at the cover and sure […]

Review of the books in July’s Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


I have to say, there were some really big surprises in July’s books from Blue Spider’s Attic. The biggest surprised was that I actually read July’s books before August’s books got here! Thanks to that 24in48 readathon, I’m actually getting somewhat caught up on my reading. Exciting! The books though, the books. You can check […]

Book Review | Brilliant Books June 2017 Pick #2| Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes


Remember when I wrote back in June that Brilliant Books had sent me a great book but I’d already read it? Well, I contacted them and they sent me a new book out right away with a pre-paid address label to return the one I’d already read. The entire thing was painless and I am […]

Review | & Other Stories July Books


& Other Stories is a community interest company that uses all its profits to continue publishing. This is unlike other subscriptions in that the money I paid for my subscription will go directly to pay for the production of the books I receive. Most of their books are works of translation. All subscriber’s names are […]

Book Review | Hunger by Roxane Gay from My Lit Box


The July box of My Lit Box included Hunger by Roxane Gay. As I mentioned in that post, this is a book I’d already started on my Kindle but was having hard time making a real dent it. This wasn’t because the book wasn’t engaging – in fact, the opposite was true. You guys, what I’m trying […]

July Reading Times Recap


Whew, July was such a busy month and August is going to be even busier. And then classes start again! There are some really great things about being a 37 year old in college, but some terrible things too. Like, the fact that I work full time and have a house to keep up and […]

But is This the Best Book in the History of the World?


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a real life person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which […]

I Did It – I Read for 24 Hours in 48 Hours!


Wahoo, I did it! Exciting times – I completed the 24in48 reading marathon I posted about last week! Usually when I do a marathon I try to stick to short books. This year, since I’m doing the subscription box project, I didn’t get to pick my books. So, for example, The Nix was 737 pages – […]

Book Review | Call Number | June 2017 | Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou


Last month I posted about the June Call Number box that included Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou. Today I’ll tell you about the book itself. The story begins with 13-year-old Moses, whose full name is  Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko but he’s not trying to live the long-name-life so he goes by Moses. […]