• Book Review: She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore

    November 29, 2018

    In 2018 I have been on a mission to read more books by women of color. I have been in search of stories I could better relate to and it has been a very positive experience. I have read quite a few books by new authors and gone back and read through the works of…

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  • Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

    September 15, 2017

    When this book first came out and was getting all the buzz, I added it to my reading list because every review I read (the ones without spoilers of course), compared it to the likes of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Well… not to say that I was disappointed but… Luckiest Girl Alive is not…

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  • Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

    April 27, 2016

    I needed to read a YA bestseller for the Reading Challenge. I literally went through the New York Times list and found Paper Towns which I chose because I remember seeing that it was turned into a movie recently and I recognized the author from The Fault in Our Stars. As I read, I felt…

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  • Multidating: Why I’m All For It

    January 18, 2016

    This dating world is something else! For the first time in my adult life I am not in a committed relationship and getting back on the dating scene has been a mess and a half. Not only am I not used to dating in the social media era but this new “situationship” business is so…

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  • Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

    July 16, 2015

    I hope you’ve all checked out the Reading Challenge page! I’m getting some good feedback and I’m excited to keep sharing.  I’ve been contemplating writing a full review for The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins but I received a request for it so here it goes. I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum but this…

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  • My Essence Festival Experience

    July 8, 2015

    I am still reeling from my Essence Fest experience this past weekend. It was my first time attending the festival and I really enjoyed myself! The festivities started on Thursday night with a concert/comedy show featuring Lecrae (a Christian hip hop artist), Trey Songz (who uncharacteristically stayed clothed much to my disappointment) and Kevin Hart who gave…

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  • Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    July 6, 2015

    My name is Kiera and I am an avid bookworm. That’s right! I love to read. Even though I spend about 85% of my life reading for school (it’s true what they say about reading in grad school), I really do my best to read for pleasure as well. It helps quiet my mind as…

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  • What’s In a Name?

    June 9, 2015

    I don’t want to talk about Shakespeare although Romeo and Juliet may be semi-relevant to what I actually want to talk about. I came across this short BuzzFeed article about Zoe Saldana’s husband deciding to take her last name and I just felt so compelled to write about it! Like most girls I used to love to write…

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