It’s Lent Ya’ll In celebration of Mardi Gras and Women's History Month, I am reading Colleen J McElroy's Jesus and Fat Tuesday on Fat Tuesday.(Go Figure) A reviewer wrote, her works are often influenced by her journeys both physical and mental, drawing on the landscapes that she has seen. About this influence, she once told one of her students … Continue reading It’s Lent Ya’ll

#NCFro is Reading Knoxville TN by Nikki Giovanni Knoxville TN I always like summerBestyou can eat fresh cornFrom daddy's gardenAnd okraAnd greensAnd cabbageAnd lots ofBarbequeAnd buttermilkAnd homemade ice-creamAt the church picnicAnd listen toGospel musicOutsideAt the churchHomecomingAnd go to the mountains withYour grandmotherAnd go barefootedAnd be warmAll the timeNot only when you go to bedAnd sleep  Nikki Giovanni

#NCFro is Reading 12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis This is taken from Super Summary synopsis: in 1980, Hattie and August bring their oldest living daughter, Cassie, to a mental institution. She has been hearing voices and has become a danger to herself and her daughter, Sala. Hattie feels overwhelmed at the thought of raising one last child but takes Sala in nonetheless. … Continue reading #NCFro is Reading 12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis