Digital HD TV Review: Insecure..

Posted January 6, 2017 by Melody in Insecure / 1 Comment
Digital HD TV Review: Insecure Season One on HBO

In Insecure: Season 1, Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it” the way most modern-day black women are portrayed. These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Over the course of the season, Issa attempts […]

Broadway to Dim Lights In Memo..

Posted January 5, 2017 by Melody in Broadway, Movies, News / 0 Comments
Broadway to Dim Lights In Memory of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

The Broadway League has announced that the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in the memories of the legendary Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher on Friday, January 6, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. Below is the full press release. The Broadway community mourns the loss of two legendary talents in the entertainment industry: […]

Audiobook Review: The Sun Is A..

Posted January 5, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
Audiobook Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman Release Date: November 1, 2016 Publisher: Delacorte Press / Listening Library Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance ISBN: 978-0553496680 Running Time: 8 hours and 4 minutes Source: Received Audiobook From Publisher Add it to Goodreads Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in […]

Graphic Novel Review: Paper Gi..

Posted January 4, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Graphic Novel Review: Paper Girls Volume 1

Paper Girls, Vol. 1  By Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrated by Cliff Chiang & Matthew Wilson Release Date: March 30, 2016 Publisher: Image Comics Genre: All Ages Sci-Fi ISBN: 978-1632156747 Source: E-Version Netgalley & Received Physical Copy From Read.Sleep.Repeat Add it to Goodreads In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important […]

Audiobook Review: Flying Lesso..

Posted January 3, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
Audiobook Review: Flying Lessons and Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh

Flying Lessons and Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh Narrated by: Ellen Oh, Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina and Various Release Date: January 3, 2017 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers / Listening Library Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade Short Story Anthology ISBN: 978-1101934593 Running Time: 4 hours and 35 minutes Source: Received Audiobook From Publisher Add it to […]

Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m ..

Posted January 3, 2017 by Melody in Top Ten Tuesday / 3 Comments
Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For. Without repeating any titles from my Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017 list, I’ve compiled the debut releases I’m most intrigued by and excited for below. Now for […]

Favorite Quotes From We Should..

Posted January 2, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Favorite Quotes From We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Add it to Goodreads), a modified text version of a talk Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie did at TEDxEuston in 2012. I was struck by so many things that she spoke on and wanted to share the 15 lines that I relate to, believe, […]

How to Read Widely: A Guide

Posted January 1, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
How to Read Widely: A Guide

New Year, New Horizons! With so many readers looking to challenge themselves to read more widely than ever before in 2017 and beyond, I thought it would be great to take that discussion about why it’s important further to breaking down how this can be accomplished. So… The goal here is NOT to put checkmarks beside […]

January 2017 Releases On My Ra..

Posted January 1, 2017 by Melody in On My Radar / 0 Comments
January 2017 Releases On My Radar

Happy New Year! I am so excited for a whole new year of blogging! My ninth year of blogging come February! Time flies. I’d say it’s time for the blog to get a (long overdue) makeover soon so stay tuned for that. After the election, I also made the decision to make all of my […]

Melody’s December 2016 W..

Posted December 31, 2016 by Melody in Monthly Wrap Up / 0 Comments
Melody’s December 2016 Wrap Up

E-book/Book/ARC/Audiobook Haul * Shine by Jodi Picoult * Places I Never Meant To Go by Shay Lynam * Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson Movie, Blu-ray, DVD, & TV Reviews * Blu-ray: The BFG December Notes * My End of the Year TV Survey is here! Along with the End of the […]