West by Carys Davies | Book Review 81/2019

Cy Bellman has a dream. He’s got wanderlust so at first he convinced his wife Elsie to move from England to the Northeastern United States. But now that Elsie has died, the thirty-five year old is ready to go west in search of the great creatures. Famous explorers have tried and failed to confirm the…

The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon | Book Review 77/2019

Meet Phoebe. The teenager is recovering from a lifetime of devoting herself to piano and realizing that, no matter what her mom says, she will never be great at it. While Phoebe is driving home, there is an accident and her mother is killed. So how does she process the grief? By blaming herself and…

Netgalley Purge 8: Me For You by Lolly Winston | Book Review

Earlier this year, I decided to catch up on my reading and reviewing the ARCs that I had received from Netgalley courtesy of publishers who allow bloggers like myself the opportunity to preview new books before their publication date. I had a list of 15 downloads at the beginning of the year and as I…

Runwright Reads Book Club April 2018

This year, I started a book club on my Youtube channel.  Since then, we’ve read and discussed: January 2018: Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward February 2018: The Sellout by Paul Beatty  March 2018: LaRose by Louise Erdrich  In April, we read Life of Pi. Read my review below or watch the video on YouTube Life of…

Runwright Reads Book Club January 2018

This year, I started a book club on my Youtube channel.  While I wasn’t sure where I wanted the book club to go, I knew I wanted to share the books that I read on another level. It’s something I have tried before and failed to carry through, dithering as I did on interaction from others….

Under Where 8: The College Scientist

Her: The College Scientist CLICK HERE TO START READING AT CHAPTER 1 The only thing Junior and I have in common is that we were both born in Jamaica. What happened next is as different as if we were then catapulted to two different planets. Auntie Daph, Daddy’s oldest sister, she filed for all of…

House on Harbor Hill

Set in the past and present, The House on Harbor Hill is a murder mystery that tackles the issues of racial prejudice and spousal abuse in the lives of two very different women… What the book is about The House on Harbor Hill is the setting for the intersection of two women’s lives – Delilah, who is…

Under Where 5

May 1987 I plan to start my own magazine. I would tell the guys about my plans but they wouldn’t understand. Or care. It’s the last week of school before we break to study for the CXC exams that will end our high school career one way or another so it’s our last week of…

Under Where 4

1987   Me love mi car, me love mi house, me love mi money and ting But most of all, me love mi browning. Me love mi car, me love mi house, me love mi money and ting But most of all, me love mi browning. It is the chorus to a popular song in…

Under Where 3

2017 Outside the hospital is a reed-thin man wearing a porkpie hat atop a wild afro and a sagging, black trench coat, weights tugging at the pockets. He’s playing a saxophone badly, his feet tapping a percussion accompaniment I’ve never heard before and that’s not required now but it’s La Vie En Rose and I…

Under Where 2

Wait… did you read part 1? If not, click to start here   1987 Not far enough into the background, the rooster crows but that’s not the jarring sound that helps me cross over into wakefulness. Get up, you lazy piece o…. I pull the pillow over my head to drown out the rest. I…

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…