Celebrate Juneteenth with a Good Book

A great way to celebrate Juneteenth is by buying and reading books by African American authors. The following are some of my favorite authors: 🖤Octavia Butler 🖤Alice Walker 🖤Zora Neale Hurston 🖤Maya Angelou 🖤Toni Morrison 🖤N. K. Jemisin 🖤Tananarive Due While is it important to read nonfiction books to inform yourself about race and race…

Books | Curls | Crafting Episode 14 Podcast Notes

Starting this month I will upload the podcast notes for each episode of Books | Curls | Crafting from my Youtube channel ReallyRelle. Below are the show notes for Episode 14. Click the link to watch: Books Finished included Children of Blood and Bone as well as Children of Virtue and Vengeance both by Tomi…

2019 Book Recap

I LOVE to read! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system I would like to share my 2019 Book Recap with you all. I decided at the beginning of 2019 that every book I read for the year would be a book written by an African American woman. As of December 2019,…

Meet Our June CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Chantia Singleton (now, Olusoga) and I’m from Newark, NJ. 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I went “natural” in my early-mid twenties. I transitioned from significant heat and…

Mocha Books

1. What is your name and where are you from?  Shionka McGlory residing in Oklahoma. 2. What is your preferred art form? And when did you start?  I love crafting and doing DIY projects but this last year or so I’ve grown closer to reading and writing. I’ve penned and won a few pieces in…

Rest in Peace Queen: Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange passed away in her sleep yesterday (October 27,2018) at the age of 70. She was a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Aside from the fact that she was born in my hometown Trenton, NJ, I remember Ntozake Shange most for her award-winning play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow…

Book Review: Prey Till The End

Mild Spoilers: ✨ Prey till the End was action packed from the very beginning, which is exactly what I expected from Eaves. I would have given a 5 star review, but there were a couple of issues that I couldn’t get past. I didn’t think it was necessary to escalate Lori and Crina’s relationship to…

2018 Must Reads

If you know me you know that I absolutely love to party…and by party I mean read novels until 2 am (lol). I’ll read anything, but my favorite genres include: Sci-Fi, Afro-Futurism, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy and Adventure. Now if a woman of color is the main character AND the book is written by a woman…

KhemFest 2017 Recap

On Saturday, March 18th I participated in the 3rd annual KhemFest in Newark, New Jersey. It was my first time going to a comic book festival and now I am hooked! From the diverse comic book vendors to the cosplayers and panels, I had a great time and learned so much. Rhys is always so…