"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in “Thick” by Tressie McMillan Cottom. I kept my eye on the conversation regarding this book. I watched Cottom on “The Daily Show” and admired how she articulated many issues pertaining to black women and how society reacts to it, often prematurely. This is also the crux of the book continuing from her perspective. Much of the book is written in an academic tone, which attributes to Cottom as an academic. I have to reread certain sentences to absorb its wealth or make sure I comprehend what was written. There are many truths spoken between each period.

I have another bookmark in the novel, “A Gathering of Old Men” by Ernest Gaines. Every time I go to The Los Angeles Central Public Library, I pick up a book. The novel was in the wonderful classics section. The story is about the tense aftermath of a black man who kills a Cajun farmer. It is set in Louisiana. The emotions of the novel are set right from the first page. I love Gaines as a storyteller for his honesty and place for his characters.