My Words Worth Like Barnes & Noble/Spit Hot Flames That'll Harm Your Vocal.


So you know that book discussion group thingie we started a couple months ago? It got off to a rollicking start with Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and then rapidly flamed out with Edwidge Danticat’s Brother I’m Dying.

We weren’t alone in noticing the problem. belleisa, a regular reader, volunteered to be our designated books blogger, a brilliant idea we’re kicking ourselves for not having thought of first. She’s a writer and aspiring journalist* a  bibliophile (and Joss Whedon fan) from BK.** She’ll be writing about classics and contemporary black lit, and helping us get out literary ducks in a row over here at PB.

We’re happy to have her aboard here at PB. Show her some love, y’all.

*Don’t do it, sis!

** How small is this city? Turns out she and I go to the same gym. Wild.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • ladyfresshh

    yay i’ve been wondering what happened and just thought i kept missing the boat. I definitely need some nudging to get off my scifi bandwagon and hoped ya’ll would be able to help (or maybe not and i’d just read options on books i couldn’t bare to finish lol)

    Welcome Belleisa!

  • belleisa

    I was going to say thanks in a post, but I thought it’d be hokey. So thank you guys for having me.

  • Tiffany In Houston

    Will you guys read any commercial fiction or black studies?? I mean I’m not talking street lit but my tastes run toward thrillers, horror, some mysteries and black studies. Sometimes I don’t want to get extremely highbrow.

  • Tiffany In Houston

    Sorry, welcome Belleisa.

  • Aisha

    Welcome Belleisa! I was so sad no one wanted to talk about Danticat.

  • nichole

    welcome! welcome!

  • I’ve been a really bad blogmate: Welcome, belleisa. Glad to have you aboard. Maybe you can get me reading books consistently again.

  • Can’t wait to get in on the discussion…