ARC Review: The Marriage Sabbatical

ARC Review: The Marriage Sabbatical

Image from Amazon.com If you had told me several years ago that I would start reading romance novels, I would have scoffed at you. While I read nearly every genre out there, there are some genres that I just don’t. (Okay, so I always make exceptions for great literature, no matter the genre—I guess unless …

Book Review: The Astronomer

Book Review: The Astronomer

The Astronomer by Brian Biswas is several things. It is a magical realism-verging-on-speculative novel, though it is comprised of short stories that have been strung together and bracketed with other short stories that give a Victorian-style faux-outsider perspective. The story (which contains everything from Greek mythology to existential considerations) is told in short bursts that …

Interview: Tschabalala Self

Interview: Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self on heritage, identity, and what it means and looks like to be a practicing artist today. A Black woman is seated in her finery, upright posture, paying you no mind. Or her legs are splayed, an open secret. Or she is bent over, her gaze turned towards the floor, nonchalant and carefree. Many …

What to Read in May

What to Read in May

I think we’ll wait a month to come out with our summer reading list, though that may be a mistake. Look for that in a few weeks. For now, we’ll wrap up the school year and the more-unpredictable weather with Mother’s Day suggestions and a number of books-to-movies and books-to-series. We’re gaining on halfway through …

Help support Trekkers on their 30th anniversary

Help support Trekkers on their 30th anniversary

Seven Paddles on a Paddle by Carol L. Douglas When I was asked to paint a paddle for Trekkers‘ 30th anniversary fundraising art auction, I said yes immediately because: I believe in the power of outdoor adventure. That’s not just good for youth; it’s good for everyone. However, we’ve created an artificial, media-driven world for …