"Book On It"

"Where is my bookmark? Which audiobook are my headphones plugged into?"

I am reading “Black Ink” by Stephanie Stokes Oliver. Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston and Marlon James are among several of the prolific black writers who take on an aspect of writing and reveal their process. The book is a way to anthologize black voices for future generations of black writers like myself.

I am listening to “The Sun is Also A Star” by Nicola Yoon. The book is a YA novel about Natasha and Daniel, high school students who despite having different backgrounds are brought into each other’s universe. I am looking forward to delving into the world Yoon created. The title is remarkably striking.

On my way to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl last Friday, I soaked in “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin. At intermission, I continued reading the book as chatter and chip crunching surrounded me. The story follows four siblings who learn about the day they will die from a fortune teller. What kept me turning the pages were the locales of where the characters lived, the imagery and of course, will the characters die on the day they were told? This book is wonderfully imaginative especially for the fall season. Enjoy the book with warm apple cider.