A Toni Morrison read-through, part 2

Back in February, I kicked off my project to read all of Toni Morrison’s published novels with a reread of The Bluest Eye, which I liked, and Sula, which I loved and ended up being my favorite of the month. I was humming along, and then a slump hit. I don’t blame Song of SolomonContinue reading “A Toni Morrison read-through, part 2”

Watching the Oscar contenders, part 1

No one would call 2020 a banner year for movies, with many major releases being pushed to 2021 with the hope of a theatrical release post-pandemic. Despite this, awards season is barreling ahead, with a strong crop of films to boot. In the lead up to this year’s Oscars, I will be watching as manyContinue reading “Watching the Oscar contenders, part 1”

Midas touch: an overview of celebrity book clubs

As an avid reader, I’d always romanticized the idea of belonging to a book club. Reading was always such a solitary activity for me (and for most people), but the idea of a shared experience reading and gathering with close friends to discuss a title every month warmed my heart. Having recently started a bookContinue reading “Midas touch: an overview of celebrity book clubs”

A Toni Morrison read-through, part 1

A few weeks ago, a foundational belief of mine was shaken. In a casual discussion with a friend, I had mentioned that I will probably suggest a Toni Morrison novel for my book club when it was next my turn. “I don’t know who that is,” they responded. I was in disbelief, and, unable toContinue reading “A Toni Morrison read-through, part 1”

Vegetarian cookbooks to up your green game

I love cookbooks. It’s a love instilled in me by my mother, who would sit with a cookbook on a Saturday morning, paging through and looking for something that struck her with inspiration. For me, vegetarian and vegan cookbooks provide the most inspiration. My love of vegetables only took shape in the past decade, andContinue reading “Vegetarian cookbooks to up your green game”