I. It’s a cliche, I know but my very first friend, that I rememberanyway, was a black girl. Herskin dark like polished obsidian, I remembershe was beautiful. Thinking on it now, it seemsunlikely, two little girls with contrastingtones — one dark, one light — skipping,skipping ’round the block withno care of the world. Then something happened. I no longer wanted to be her friend. I didn’t want her to be my friend. How can this
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Every year I set a goal to read between 30-45 books. Last year, I set the goal at 45. I was 10 short but no matter. It was a great year for reading — and since I first started doing the Reading Challenge on Goodreads nine years ago, I’ve successfully completed two of my reading challenges. Maybe this year will make three. Who knows.
It’s time for everyone’s favorite read: LISTS! The quintessential moment in which our favorite critics opine on the best ofs and worst ofs of 2019 — and the decade. Holy moly. Are we entering a new decade already? I vaguely remember when going from 1999 to 2000 was a big deal. Sadly I don’t remember much about going into 2010. Enough jabbering. Below is a list of films I watched in 2019 that I rated