Black America: Wrap-up!

I hope everyone had an informative and reflective Black History Month! This month for the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge we read for Black America (#ownvoices selections from Black American authors). Here's what I read, listened to, and who I followed this month! What I Read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: …

We Need Diverse Classics

I've already spoken about my love of classics here, but I want to expand what I mean when I say "classics." As I'm working through the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge, I'm finding my idea of what a classic is changing each month. Each month, a new book gets added into the canon for me. …

It Is a Truth Universally Acknowledged that Classics Suck: Or Why We Give up before We Even Start

A quick poll of my Facebook friends reported that we f*cking hate classics. Of course, this, as most things, is on a scale, with 1 being mildly dislike to 10 being “I ritualistically burned my books and cast curses over Hemingway’s grave when I left Lit 101.” We all can find ourselves somewhere on this …