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Obsidian Black Plague

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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The Secret of the Old Clock: 80th Anniversary Limited Edition
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 100 %
Bride of Pendorric
Victoria Holt
Wyrd Sisters
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 1 %
Dragon Slippers
Jessica Day George
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Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America - Morgan Jerkins

Wow. What a very good read! I may not agree with all things in this collection of essays, but Jerkins got me thinking which is never a bad thing. This starts off slow and it tends to jump around (essays) but there were some essays I found quite powerful which were: Monkeys Like You, A Lotus for Michelle, Black Girl Magic, Human, Not Black, and Who Will Write Us?

 

I wanted to finish this before I see Black Panther tomorrow night. I can't explain to my friends who are not POC how excited and joyful this movie makes me. It's like going out to a big block party. I have friends who I have not talked to in a long time who are meeting up for dinner first. We are dressing to the nines. And we will be living and breathing Wakanda for two hours. My aunt said to me the last time she remembers this many black people watching something that was almost solely black actors and actresses is when Roots came out. That was in 1977 (I was not alive at that time).