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Audio Review: We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

Posted February 18, 2020 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

February’s book of the month for Mocha Girls Read was Gabrielle Union’s memoir, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” This collection of essays takes readers from Gabrielle’s upbringing in a white suburban neighborhood to becoming an activist and actress in Hollywood. She talks about her relationships, being black in America, fame, and her sexual assault. […]

Book Review: Sula by Toni Morrison

Posted February 5, 2020 by @Angelized_1st in Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Sula by Toni Morrison

January’s book club selection was Sula by Toni Morrison. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Morrison’s work. It’s always beautifully written, but often dense material to read. Instead of reading for pleasure, you end up having to wade through the material like an academic. However, Sula was a novel I immediately got into. This […]

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.” The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a powerful book centered around sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses one of her friends being gunned down by police. Starr, the only witness must decide if she’ll come forward and possibly endanger herself and family by exposing […]

Audio Review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Posted April 26, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

“Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.” Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a heartfelt, funny, and poignant look at what life was like growing under apartheid. The comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show narrates his memoir with loads of energy and humor. The […]

Book Review: The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward

Posted April 19, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward

“We don’t get to pick who we fall for…you were not wrong in loving him, true? That part, no one can blame you for…and you’ve suffered enough.” There’s nothing like getting my hands on a new Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, and this one was no exception. The Chosen finally brought the Xcor/Layla romance to a head, and readers got […]

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” I’ve been moving unusually slow for my 2016 Reading England challenge, as I’ve just completed my […]

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

I Almost Forgot About You is the latest novel by best-selling author Terry McMillan. The story takes place in Oakland, California, and centers around Ophthalmologist Dr. Georgia Young. Georgia is in her early 50’s when she decides she wants to make some major life changes. Despite being a successful doctor with a thriving practice, grown children, […]