Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
The Weary Blues | Langston Hughes
post image
TheSpineView Great poem! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
dabbe A whoah one. 🖤💜🖤 2mo
38 likes2 comments
The Weary Blues | Langston Hughes
post image

I've been on a poetry kick this month. So glad I picked up this little collection on my DC trip. I remember reading maybe 1 or 2 Langston Hughed poems in school, but I didn't know too much about him. I was happy to read that he was quite the nomad, living in several different states and countries. I also didn't realize he had written so much, and I hope to read his novel, autobiography, and plays one day too 🖤💙🖤💙

CoffeeNBooks I love Langston Hughes, and include some of his poetry in my English classes. (Also, I just sent you a #LitsyLove letter 💌) 2mo
kspenmoll His poetry is wonderful 2mo
CaliforniaCay @CoffeeNBooks So glad to hear you're introducing your students to Hughes 💙 and yay! I'll keep my eye out for your letter 👀 2mo
43 likes1 stack add3 comments
Crossroad Blues | Ace Atkins
post image
post image

Welcome to Nola. It's a city a lot like New Orleans, except filled with magic, music, and wonders. But as magical songs start to disappear, the city is in danger. It's up to Perilous Graves and his friends to rescue the songs before it's too late.
This was such a lovely adventure. It reminded me of the Phantom Tollbooth mixed with the Starless Sea. Definitely one to reread and get more out of each time.
#TitlesandTunes #Blues @BarbaraBB

43 likes2 stack adds4 comments
Ophie's Ghosts | Justina Ireland
post image

Read for #Scarathlon & as part of #TitlesAndTunes (on hold for now) October #Blues theme. I enjoyed this middle grade historical fiction & ghost story. Ophie was a great character to root for & it was a good glimpse at life in 1920s Pittsburgh for a black widow & her preteen daughter.

There were 305 #ScarathlonWordSearch words + 20 points & 15 for using it in a photo challenge + 1 participation point so 3086 total for Team #SpookyGhostClub ⬇️

TheSpineView Great job! 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
See All 6 Comments
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 4mo
Andrew65 Looks good, well done 🎃🎃🎃 4mo
49 likes2 stack adds6 comments
Nothing But the Blues | Mary Katherine Aldin
post image

It‘s with pain in my heart that I have decided to put #TitlesAndTunes on hold for now. Without my co-host Cindy it just doesn‘t feel the same.
We had lined up some great prompts and I hope that the world will come to its senses soon and she feels up to returning to Litsy ☮️ 🕊️

For now however, I thank you all for participating and leave your with the #Blues 💙🩵


See All 35 Comments
Billypar Totally understandable- thank you both so much for coordinating! @Cinfhen I continue to pray for peace and safety for you and your country 💙 4mo
gossamerchild This is sad, but totally understandable. Thank you for all the work you've both done 💔💔 4mo
BookwormAHN I totally understand. However, the Blues does seem appropriate to end on. 4mo
julesG Sad. But understandable. 4mo
Librarybelle Completely understandable. Many thanks to you and to @Cinfhen for hosting this! It was fun thinking of songs and books to go with a theme. ❤️☮️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit Love to both of you. 4mo
CBee Totally understand ❤️ 4mo
TheBookHippie It is the right decision. We will be here, holding space. Sending love and light! 4mo
Jari-chan Absolutely understandable. Sending hugs and love to all of you ❤️☮️🕯️ 4mo
Bookwormjillk I agree with you. Just doesn‘t seem the same. Thanks for everything you‘ve done. ❤️☮️🕊️ 4mo
ShelleyBooksie ♡♡ 4mo
Suet624 It‘s the right decision. Sending love to you both 4mo
TrishB Sad but we totally understand. ❤️ here‘s to happier future days. Thanks to both of you. 4mo
DGRachel It does seem wrong to carry on without her. Sending love to all. 4mo
Megabooks I completely understand. It‘s hard to have one of my bookish besties in such a heartbreaking situation. May there be a path towards peace soon. 💜💜 4mo
LeahBergen Very understandable. 💙💙💙 4mo
squirrelbrain We completely understand and thank you to you and @cinfhen for creating and hosting such a fun challenge. 4mo
Bookwomble Totally understandable, Barbara. Love to you and Cindy @Cinfhen 🩷 4mo
rockpools 💙💙💙 So sad, but yes. This has been such a fun challenge. Thanks and hugs to both of you 🤗 4mo
dabbe 💙💙💙 4mo
Amiable Understandable. It's difficult to have enthusiasm for fun prompts when we all have such heavy hearts. Sending hugs to @cinfhen and thank you both for your hard work until now. 4mo
Centique Just thinking about these Cindy related reads is heart breaking under the current horrors - so i totally understand. I hope we will do it again in a future where there is stability and hope. 4mo
youneverarrived Totally understandable ♥️ 4mo
merelybookish Grateful for all you and Cindy do on this platform and absolutely understand the need to step back at this time. @Cinfhen 💕 4mo
Bklover 💙💙💙 4mo
peaKnit Makes sense to me. We will be here when the world pulls it together. 🙏🏻 4mo
Rissreads Sad but understandable. Love to you and @Cinfhen 💙 4mo
DebinHawaii Sending you both love and light. 💙💙💙 4mo
julieclair Sending hugs and thanks to both you and @Cinfhen . This is such a fun and upbeat challenge, and just doesn‘t suit the state of our world right now. The decision to put it on hold makes perfect sense. We will all look forward to the day when peace, hope and stability abound in our world. 💙🌎🕊️☮️ 4mo
CarolynM Good call. It was a great idea and lots of fun, but not the right vibe right now☹️ Thanks to you and Cindy for all the effort you put into it💕 4mo
66 likes35 comments
Dune | Frank Herbert
post image

I'm a bit late for October's #TitlesAndTunes but still just under the wire for the #Blues tag ☺️ @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

I had loads I thought I could do for this, and in the end went for two classics: Frank's "Dune", and The Velvet's "Pale Blue Eyes" ?

BarbaraBB Thank you! I will add them to the playlist! 4mo
Bookwomble @BarbaraBB Ah! Now I remember why I downloaded the Spotify app!💡 4mo
BarbaraBB Great! I‘ll share the list soon! 4mo
34 likes3 comments
White Tears: A novel | Hari Kunzru
post image

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView ! 😊

1. The tagged book by Hari Kunzru completely creeped me out. Also Shirley Jackson‘s The Haunting of Hill House.

2. Maybe Jaws or the Shining?

3. In a movie-jump scares! I do jump! 😂

#TerrifyingTuesday 😱

WildAlaskaBibliophile I haven't heard of White Tears. I'll check it out!

Thanks for playing along, @ruthiella! 🦈
TheSpineView You're welcome! 4mo
batsy I agree on both those book picks! They truly get under your skin. 4mo
33 likes3 comments
post image

My book pick for October #blues #titlesandtunes is Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton. Did you know they're turning this into a movie with Robert Pattinson playing Mickey (The title is Mickey 17)?

My pick for a song is Blue Monday by Orgy (I like the remake better than the original)


BarbaraBB Great choices! Good to add another song to our list! 4mo
15 likes1 comment
Corregidora | Gayl Jones
post image

A powerful piece of writing that expresses the experience of life for a black woman in America. Ursa is a blues singer whose grandmother + grt g/mother were victim of rape by their same slave owner. Ursa is assaulted by her husband so badly that she cannot have children, + men seek to own her. Yet Ursa is a vital + strong woman, with a love of life that encompasses sex + music as well as men. The story of slavery + control haunts this book 5*

Tamra Sounds rough reading, but worthwhile. 4mo
39 likes1 stack add1 comment