(Three books lie side-by-side. 1. A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow shows two Black girls, standing back-to-back, their hair flowing beautifully against a blue background. 2. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater shows the silhouette of a hawk descending, talons out, in a beam of light. 3. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman shows a jelly fish, a turtle, and some other fish sketched in white against a deep blue and purple background.)

Books of 2020

2020 was the first year in a long time that I was able to read enough books to actually have it be worth it to make a list of my favorites from the year.


So, technically I forgot to post last week. Oh well. This one can cover two weeks of favorites. Of course, I also forgot to keep track of the things I wanted to share over that time, so we’re still probably only getting one week’s worth. First, MUSIC, because “The Pink Phantom” by Gorillaz, featuring Elton … Continue reading FAVORITE THINGS, JANUARY 31, 2021

Favorite Things, December 42nd

I’m not the first to make the observation that it hasn’t really felt like a new year (see the not-very-original “December 42nd” joke in today’s title). Everything in day-to-day life has been the same as it was before January 1, and the world certainly isn’t looking improved or new in many ways yet. However, though … Continue reading Favorite Things, December 42nd

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