Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity David Lynch wants you to go diving - deep sea diving into the ocean of consciousness within. How? Through meditation, specifically TM or Transcendental Meditation. TM was created in the 1950s and instead of focusing on your breath you silently repeat a mantra / sound to yourself two or more times … Continue reading Catching the Big Fish
Let's talk coffee table books. I love them. I can't justify buying them. I don't have room for the ones I already own. Enter the library's oversized collection... If books are portals to stories and information, generating wonder and inspiration, then oversize books multiply these feelings! They make a statement just sitting on the table … Continue reading Coffee Table Books
It's the middle of April and I only just realized I didn't have my running list up yet, of all the books I've read this year. I'll add blurbs and links to reviews soon. Dream Girl by Laura LippmanPeople Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara HornFalse Witness by Karin SlaughterBibliophiles: Diverse … Continue reading 2022 book roundup
Brit Bennett's book The Vanishing Half is an achievement. She created a story that draws you in and lingers long after you finish. To say it is multilayered and thought-provoking would be an understatement. If you were growing up Black in the American South in the '50s but could easily pass for White, would you … Continue reading The Vanishing Half
The Plot landed on all the 2021 best-of lists and now that I've read it I understand why. Jean Hanff Korelitz strikes again with her clever and devious novel. I read and raved over her 2014 book, You Should Have Known (made into the HBO show The Undoing and reviewed here). Korelitz is an excellent … Continue reading Well-plotted
You would look great in one of these 🙂 About a year after I started my blog I decided I needed t-shirts. I had a vision of a classic heather grey athletic-style shirt, and the local company I worked with - Aesthetic Print & Design* - brought it to life. I love it! Get in … Continue reading The wait is over: bookthrasher t-shirts are here!
I made myself a Black History Month reading list* but only read two books so far (and one was a children's book). Read on for my reviews of a 1974 James Baldwin classic and a new, award winning book on the Tulsa Race Massacre. If Beale Street Could Talk has a straight up '70s vibe … Continue reading From Beale Street to Tulsa