Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

August 2021 – Chicago

The arrogance of skyscrapers starving for something not glass and metal and concrete. I thought I could hear the lake muttering, "There is no place better to have the blues than Chicago."

Current Lit · Historical Lit · Reviews from the Nook

Book Review: Chicago

For a man that only allegedly spent a year in Chicago, Brian Doyle understands the city's juxtaposition that has kept me enticed with this town even after three years.

Bookish Places · Papercuts and Scribbles

Milwaukee: Little Read Book Inc.

Little Read Book Inc. has the essence of a lakefront cabin with, what I can only describe as, a wooden wizard standing guard over current reads.

Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

July 2021 – Americanah

A person made not of flesh but of little crystals of perfection she heard in her voice the echo of his Obi ocha. A clean heart.

Current Lit · Reviews from the Nook

Book Review: Americanah

I drank this novel up like an ice cold glass of water, dousing myself in the humbling truth that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to race in America.