Reading spree

I’m not sure what happened, but I’ve been tearing through books — and their writeups — for my Andrea Reads America reading project. Maybe it was the realization that I’ve been at this for five years now. Maybe it’s the time of year. Or maybe I just needed to unblock myself by reducing the number … Continue reading Reading spree

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners mapped by US setting

I have a confession to make. A major motivator in my Andrea Reads America project is my ambition to read more Great American Literature. I’ve read Faulkner and Ellison and Steinbeck; I’ve read Cather and Walker and Lee; but Philip Roth – who’s he? John Updike? Never tried him. Toni Morrison? I want to read … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners mapped by US setting

Authors of color from each US state – will you help me fill in the gaps?

I am looking for titles set in each US state by authors from that state. Can you help? Scroll down for details on the project. Thank you! One of the most challenging aspects of my Andrea Reads America project* has been finding works of fiction set in each state written by non-Caucasian authors who are … Continue reading Authors of color from each US state – will you help me fill in the gaps?

White girl dancing

“At first (when she was not yet Miss Tee but Auntee) she was mostly the one who always came to cuddle, kiss, and oopdedoopdedoodle you saying some brown sugarboy lips and some sugarboy brownskin cheekbones and some brown sugarboy foreheadbone and some sugarboy brown righthand knockout knucklebone…” – Albert Murray Until I really got into … Continue reading White girl dancing