My Name Is Tani And I Believe In Miracles (Memoir) | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About My Name Is Tani Tani Adewumi didn’t know what Boko Haram was or why they had threatened his family. All he knew was that when his parents told the family was going to America, Tani thought it was the start of a great adventure rather than an escape. In truth,…

Netgalley Purge 1: Me, My Hair and I | Book Review

I have about 15 electronic books that I downloaded from Netgalley that I planned to read and review and haven’t gotten to yet. However, I need to wipe the slate clean before I will allow myself to request anything new so I’ll be reading some of these galleys in the next few days. Some of the…

2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

In 2018, I decided to try the annual POPSUGAR Reading Challenge again. This year, I wanted to use my own books to complete the categories so I perused my unread bookshelf to find books that match as many of the categories as I can. Click to watch the video where I announced that Below are…

August Reads

In the month of August, I read a lot of books. 17 in total. That’s because I participated in a few readathons and used the challenges to help motivate me to read even I felt like I would have done something else. I gave up some sleep, turned down some invitations but at the end…

Runwright Reads Book Club February 2018

This year, I am hosting the Runwright Reads Book Club on my YouTube channel. Its focus is on reading prize-wining books and talk about their reach and whether they are as outstanding as the judges thought. In January, we read and discussed Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward. February choice wasThe Sellout  for which Paul Beatty was the…

Book Challenge by Erin 8.0 Update

Book Challenge by Erin 8.0 runs between January 1 and April 30. Below is the list of challenge categories and the books I chose to meet each one. A red highlight means I read the book  Read a book that…. • 5 points: is at least 200 pages Hunger /Roxane Gay  • 10 points: starts with…

March Booklinks

Every book has something in common with every other book, or does it? When I recap my reading for the month, I try to find connections between what I’ve read so I challenge myself to find a link to the book I read before and the book I’ll read next. Below are the 11 books…

Under Where 1

When I heard that my husband was dead, my first thought was about underwear. To be more specific, I imagined myself, not as a widow, but I saw my clumsy orange-sneakered feet standing on a decal at a fancy lingerie shop counter, somewhere a little more exclusive than Victoria Secret but with the same bottled…

Pi Day 2018

March 14 is Pi Day and not just because there are lots of people around the world baking and eating pies today. 3.14 is one of the most well-known irrational numbers because the ratio 22/7 (or its approximate equivalent, 3.14) is the constant of proportionality between two measurements on a circle – the distance across…

1K Celebration

I asked you to follow me on YouTube and you did. Over 1000 of you watched my videos and liked them enough to say, I want to see more. THANK YOU! Welcome to the Runwright Reads family! Part of the welcome celebration is that this weekend, you get to turn the tables on me –…

The New Negro #ReadSoulLit

Negro is not a word that I use often but the experience of people of African descent once they left the continent, has been as diverse as the names by which we’ve been known. Negro, colored, darkies, black people, African- Americans are just some of the names. There are many others, some meant not just to…

The Birth Of China

It’s the beginning of 1949. Harry Truman is President and two pressing international issues are in his docket. While the United States has long had a monopoly on nuclear research and has taken steps to have the UN regulate any further nuclear development, the Soviet Union has rejected that proposal and continues to work on…