Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem by Daniel R. Day | Book Review

Dapper Dan is not just an icon in the Harlem community, but his life, as a metaphor for the community, reflects its hutzpah and resilience, his memories uncoiling to reveal a heyday long gone and hailing a new, replacement dawn in its wake.  Daniel R. Day shares his recollections in a new book entitled Dapper…

Say It Louder by Tiffany D. Cross | Book Review

For Colored Girls Who Consider Journalism When Twitter Is Not Enough is the title of the first chapter in Tiffany D. Cross’ book entitled Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives and Saving Our Democracy. Tiffany D. Cross is an on-air political analyst with decades of experience in cable news, working for media giants like CNN and…

Dream Big by Bob Goff | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About Dream Big From New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff, the creator of the popular Dream Big conferences, a wildly inspiring yet utterly practical blueprint for helping readers find and reach their biggest dreams. Bob Goff is on a mission to shake people into the version of their lives they dreamt about…

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 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…

The First 3 Books I read in 2018 Are About Women

I wanted the first few books I read this year to represent me in some way and these three are all written by women and feature endurance and the kindness of strangers and what strength looks like, even when it’s been a long time in coming. All three are books I highly recommend, not just…

Just One Million

Out of more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, 23 million of them are non-employers, meaning that no one has a job there except the owners. This kind of business owner chooses the freedom of the hustle instead of going to clock in for a 9-to-5 job, might wake up every morning…

2018 Full House Reading Challenge

One of the reading challenges I’ll be participating in this year is the Full House Reading Challenge.  This is an annual challenge hosted by Book Date and you can click the years to see where I participated before in 2017 and 2016. Prompts are arranged on a bingo square but the goal is to cover each tile…

You Don’t Look Adopted (Giveaway Closed)

There’s a lot you take for granted if you know your biological parents. If you can look at their face and hands and hairline and posture and even their health history and compare it to yours, can say, I got this from my mother, I am more like my father with this… I read a…

A Box of Books

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…. books! Today, I launched my own book box subscription. I might not be your true love but I’d love to share some books with you in time for Christmas. Click to watch the launch video where I chat about the book options and…

7 Non Fiction Favorites

Among other challenges this month, I am participating in Non Fiction November, where I try to read more books that are based on fact and teach rather than just entertain. So far, I’ve been reading The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve and exploring some of Stephen Greenblatt’s arguments that challenge the biblical account of creation, specifically…

Inspired Thoughts

A few things I am doing or thinking about today, the books that inspired them and links to previous posts where I talked a little bit more about those ideas. Sketching my plans and my goals as I process them Book: Draw to Win by Dan Roam Book:  Doodletopia Fairies/Christopher Hart Blog post: Add some fairy dust …