Better four months late than never! Since we're still social distancing, what better way to eat up a little time than with a review on our favorite dog-fighting-- er, pocket monster battling game? Pokémon Sword and Shield debuted in the U.S. on November 15, 2019, but it took being forced to stay inside during a… Continue reading Pokémon Sword/Shield: Thoughts
Author: Amber Danielle
Shoutout to COVID-19 for keeping me in the house and forcing me to pay attention to my blog again! #socialdistancing Knowing I'd be stuck in the house for a little while now that classes are cancelled and I'm working remotely, I decided to pick up another book to keep me busy/sane. In the naming of… Continue reading The Cellar
calm the f*ck down.
Just take a pause. And breathe. My 2019 was a year full of doubt. Doubt in my abilities to succeed in grad school, doubt in whether or not I even wanted the career I've been working so hard for, for the past... I don't even want to think about how long I've been working for… Continue reading calm the f*ck down.
Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. I need to preface this review by saying I, most unfortunately, abandoned this book with about 70 pages to go. And that's not a reflection of how I felt about the book, it just turns out reading for leisure and grad school don't mix well for me. Some people have found… Continue reading Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Though the title of Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel may make you think it revolves around a woman's habit of killing, My Sister, the Serial Killer focuses more on the relationship of two Nigerian sisters. It's about their dynamic, why their dynamic is the way it is, and the events that occurred in their lives to… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer
The Nickel Boys
The perfect novel. This is my second Colson Whitehead novel (the first being The Underground Railroad, which I didn't love, but also didn't hate - you can read my review here) and it just blew me away. I finished this book and, as I usually do when I finish books, sat in silence to digest… Continue reading The Nickel Boys
The Tragic End Of An Iconic Era – Orange Is the New Black S7
I tried. I really did. After the mess that was season 6, I knew Orange Is the New Black's final season was either going to blow me away or leave me feeling empty, but I was surprised to find that it did neither of those things. It just annoyed me. I finished those thirteen episodes… Continue reading The Tragic End Of An Iconic Era – Orange Is the New Black S7
The Lion King (2019)
Beyoncé. That's it. That's the review.
The System At Work
When Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries When They See Us took social media by storm on its May 31st release, I initially ignored the explosive response. Though the general details of the Central Park Jogger case seemed faintly familiar to me, I'd read and seen enough material about injustice towards Black people at the hands of… Continue reading The System At Work
To Be Young, Self-Destructive, and Black
(I need to preface this post by saying Queenie should win some kind of award for its cover. I mean LOOK at that art! The nanosecond I laid eyes on that cover I knew I had to read this book, I didn't even bother reading what in the world it was about.) If you're looking… Continue reading To Be Young, Self-Destructive, and Black