My Reading Challenge for this year

Goodreads began their yearly Reading Challenge yesterday and, as usual, I'm in. Last year, I surpassed my goal of 10. Not as much of a lofty number as I wanted to set, but with work, parenting, marriage, and writing my own stories, that to me was the best and safest number. So, this year, I'm … Continue reading My Reading Challenge for this year

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem by Arthur Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars View all my reviews The saddest thing one can do is to spend his or her life in a job that is completely counter to the makeup of his existence. Sometimes we may … Continue reading Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

A keen and insightful story. Song of Solomon is about personal and familial acceptance. It spans the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead; actually from just moments prior to his birth. Those events somehow foreshadowed the unrest he would always feel and Morrison takes us with him through his journey of self-discovery. Seems that everyone told Milkman why he existed, … Continue reading Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews (originally published in my now-defunct blog, "Tonya Rice - Writer": 11/22/2011) After all this time, I finally got to one of Faulkner’s books. I thrive returning to the classics which seem to be wordy to many, but … Continue reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary by Jasmine Guy

Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary by Jasmine Guy My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews When I got to the last paragraph of this book, I wept. Even though I was moved many times by Afeni’s wisdom, I didn’t expect my own tears. Just as Jasmine Guy, who wrote this with … Continue reading Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary by Jasmine Guy