A 2020 Update: Black Lives Matter, and BIPOC book resources

When I started the “Reading Diversely” book project in 2017, I was frustrated and I was aware that the “mainstream” books that received marketing money and were likely to be recommended and receive awards most often were dominated by white men. I wasn’t angry. Yet. Over the course of that year, I fell back in … More A 2020 Update: Black Lives Matter, and BIPOC book resources

Fact and Fables

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I posted on this site, and I wanted to remind you all that if you are interested in my more recent experiences in books and more, you can follow me over on factandfables.com! I haven’t been writing this past year, but I am back and raring to … More Fact and Fables

New Website!

  Hello Everyone, I am still getting some of my new website up, but for now, I am still blogging at Fact and Fable, which you can find at factandfables.com. Eventually, I will have some products available and I will be posting about books, podcasts, TV and much more. At the moment, I only have … More New Website!

Project Wrap Up: Thoughts, Statistics, Favorites and More

Just over one year ago, I made a conscious decision to take a year and try to diversify my reading. Initially, my rules were that I could not read books by white men unless they included diverse perspectives and passed a Bechtel test of sorts. However, as I began this project, I have realized that … More Project Wrap Up: Thoughts, Statistics, Favorites and More

Book Awards Miscellany: Short Lists and Winners

Hello Everyone, I have updated the Diverse Book Awards page with some recent winners, and in the process added a whole bunch of books to the list of books I can’t wait to read! First up, the 9mobile Prize for Literature is an award that “celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book … More Book Awards Miscellany: Short Lists and Winners