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Spirit Names

A couple of years ago, my mom and I went to a faith healer in the Caribbean and he gave me my spirit name, Ayodele.   Being of African decent…

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Well….shit

I’m less sick than I was before, but I am also less than I was before….   What?   First off, the test results from my blood test and skin…

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I found this….

      and it made me remember something   My 5th grade teacher used to always give me shit when I said “ananas”.   Ms. Fernandez: It’s a pineapple…

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All my Life….

…..I’ve battled with depression, anxiety and a host of other disorders. My personal posts are less of a how-to guide for navigating mental illness and more of a life is possible…

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Whybother Syndrome

  So yesterday I was hiding because I was either depressed or sick or something along those lines. I couldn’t tell which ones it was. I guess I can say…

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King’s Cage

“The smell of smoke gets stronger as I push on. Hope flares. Where there’s smoke, there’s a fire prince.” Let me start with what I like least about this book…

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Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1)

I went into this one completely blind. As in I-walked-into-Chapters-and-asked-my-boyfriend-to-pick-a-book-for-me blind. But it was FREAKING AWESOME!!! It reminded me a lot of Eon, Graceling and Throne of Glass both in…

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Dark Inside (Dark Inside #1)

A brief synopsis of Dark Inside: Something something survival something humanity is bad blah blah blah darkness and death and an evil something psycho killers. Here’s the thing about me and…

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Fellside

I didn’t enjoy Fellside as much as I enjoyed the Girl with all the Gifts, largely because my expectations got in the way.   A couple hundred pages in and…

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Why I hate TV….?!

So I don’t, in fact, hate television. How can I hate the medium that brought me Game of Thrones, Neil Patrick Harris, Spongebob, Tony Soprano and Bryon Cranston? I simply…

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Hellloooooo????

I know, I know! Where the hell have I been? Well, I’ve been busy traveling….and studying and working and all those other boring little real world things. In fact, I’m…

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The Girl with All The Gifts

Still Alice was the last of the books from my spontaneous shopping spree and I picked up books I’ve purchased, but haven’t gotten around to reading yet (I know, I’m…

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Still Alice

After reading something as hilarious and incredibly adorable as The Hundred-Year-Old man, I eased back into reading the pile of books I bought on my mini shopping spree. Since the…

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Hold Still

“Hold Still may be the truest depiction of the aching, gaping hole left in the wake of a suicide that I’ve ever read. But it’s anything but depressing and gloomy…

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Factotum

Factotum traces the life of Henry Chinaski, an itinerant worker, who is struggling to become an established writer in America during the 1940s and 1950s. Through the novel Chinaski tells…

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Mad As a Hatter

Before you jump to assumptions about what you think this post is going to be about, read on my fellow pressers. On this beautiful sunny day, I was brainstorming all…

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THE KING

The Stand begins as the first days of the “superflu” hits the United States. Then come the dreams, dark dreams that warn of the coming dark man, the apostate of…

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Me?Me.

To be frank, I greatly dislike writing intros and ‘about me’ sections. They always read as awkward and a tad rehearsed. I was tempted to begin with: I started this…