Children of Blood and Bone (Book Review)

What’s the best book you read last year? It was such a good year of reading for me, but one of my topic books was definitely Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. What makes the story so beautiful for me is the fantasy realm that I was transported to each time I opened…

Killmonger 1 & 2 Comic Book Review

Each of us felt captivated by the portrayal of the character on the big screen, but can he keep that same engagement with his own comic book? There’s only one way to know–to read it! I have decided to read and review the five-part comic book series and share it here. I hope you enjoy…

All About Love (Book Giveaway)

In honor of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, I am giving away All About Love by bell hooks. How to Enter: 1. Follow me on instagram (@msmalcolmhughes) 2. Tag 2 friends underneath the post of the book Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day via Instagram live. GOOD LUCK! Until next…

Biggest Lesson I Learned in 2018

Fly, take up space and trust your instincts. Looking back on 2018 I can say that it was a whirlwind year full of many emotions, growth and reconditioning myself to trust my internal voice. In life, we are so often taught the way that things should be: be a good student, excel academically, go to…

Nancy Drew (Comic Book Review)

Did you spend hours as a child searching for clues and solving mysteries with Nancy Drew? If so, you will approach this series with a much different perspective than I did. I found the series to be enjoyable, though a bit disappointing in the end. To watch my full review, click play below :): Did…

The Book You Should Read Before 2018 Ends

A book that has changed my life is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Below I have described in detail why everyone should read the book: Here’s is an older review for the book I created years ago: Have you read the book? Will you revisit soon? How has it changed your life? Until next time,…

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Film Review)

Where are my fellow Potterheads? What were your thoughts on the newest addition to the Wizarding World? I have a few thoughts: Let me know your feelings about the movie! Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

A Brief History of Seven Killings (Book Review)

This book, this book, this book! Read it! There is so much to be said about this book, so instead of waiting in suspense, you can press play and hear all about it: Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Just Mercy (Book Review)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a book that will shake you to your core. You will begin this book with the expectation that you will learn something new about the prison industry, but you will exit this book knowing that you have learned lessons that will stick with you for life; and stories that…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Script & Play Review)

Good morning! I have finally forced myself to finish reading the script and last week I went to NYC to see it on stage! My thoughts are below: I tried to read the book when it first came out but quit because… Having forced myself to read the entire play I can say that… As…

Juliet Takes a Breath (Book Review)

Last month I hosted a book club and the selected reading was Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. The book is one that I recommend everyone read; especially young queer women of color who are trying to figure it all out. To determine why I love the book watch the video: Until next time,…

My August Reads (Giveaway)

Books I’m reading in August: -Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson           -A Brief History of even Killings by Marlon James           -Black Panther: Long Live the King by Nnedi Okorafor             To be the winner of the giveaway you do have to…

The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Book Review)

Have you ever walked into a bookstore and been immediately sucked in by a title? That’s exactly what happened to me when I read the title of this book. Did the book live up to my expectations? Watch the video review to find out! Love Hard, Go Hard! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Bone by Yrsa-Daley Ward (Book Review)

To say that Bone is a book of poetry is a bit of an oversimplification. Bone is a vehicle a griot used to transport her stories. One thing that becomes immediately apparent is that Yrsa-Daley Ward is a storyteller before she is a poet. Her poems weave us through complex romantic interactions and even more…

QWOC Summer Book Club

Hey, Y’all! Okay, I’m super excited! For the first time ever, I am bringing my book review series to an in-person setting!! What?! YES! Registration is required so please find the Eventbrite link here. The book we are reading is Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. I am SO stoked for everyone to join…

20 Questions Book Tag

1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES? If the series is great, no number is too many. (See, Harry Potter). 2. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS? I hate them! 3. HARDCOPY OR PAPERBACK? Both. Though hardcopy has a marginal advantage. 4. FAVOURITE BOOK? Salt and Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed. 5….

Who I Am and Why I’m Here

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I have never taken a moment to fully introduce myself. So, here we are. When I initially began this blog it was as an extension, and eventual replacement, for the “For Your Black? Conscious” newsletter I started during my years in Chicago. The original intent of…

Books I’m Reading: May 2018

In honor of my birth month, I am reading three books by and for powerful women. They are: 1. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace 2. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera 3. Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward Have you read any? What were your thoughts? Leave them in the comment…

Ready Player One (Book & Movie Review)

Sometimes I load to Youtube and forget that I haven’t also loaded here. Sadly, that means this is extremely late. However, it also means you should be following my Youtube channel :). See the review below: “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”…