July was a Great (and Rare) Month of Reading

I don't know how in the world I managed it this month, but I got four books in! Four whole books! As a bibliophile, avid reader, one with whom a book is always on her person, it's a big deal considering I've been in a nasty reading drought. I haven't had nor, honestly, made the time … Continue reading July was a Great (and Rare) Month of Reading

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Okinkan Braithwaite

I swept through this book quickly and loved pretty much every moment. Finished it in the wee hours of the morning. As macabre as the title is, and as grim as the subject matter, too, the humor woven through the story lightened it up JUST a bit. Korede narrates the story about her sister’s – … Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Okinkan Braithwaite

My Literary Crush – Ponyboy Curtis

This was originally a post for the #ReelInfatuation Blogathon a few years ago that I participated in with my classic movie site, Goosepimply All Over, celebrating my movie crush. It's been updated a bit. Since he's also my literary crush, it's quite relevant here as well. 🙂 When I recently watched The Outsiders (1983) not … Continue reading My Literary Crush – Ponyboy Curtis

The Carillon in Byrd Park, Richmond, VA

Standing high within the beauty of Byrd Park in Richmond’s West End, visible from various driveways of the city, is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first memorial to Virginians who served in World War I: The Carillon. An illustrious landmark, this campinale is a beloved gathering area for local residents and visitors. In 1924, several years after the end … Continue reading The Carillon in Byrd Park, Richmond, VA