How Race Played a Role in the Life and Work of Alexandre Dumas

How Race Played a Role in the Life and Work of Alexandre Dumas

Author's Corner

“Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works…”  …once said Alexandre Dumas. Dumas was known for writing beloved adventure novels such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. He was also known for his driven, kind, and original personality. What most people don’t know, however, was that Alexandre Dumas was Black.     Born in France in 1802, Dumas was the son of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, one of the highest-ranking men of African descent to lead a European army. Dumas’s …

Twelve Days of Bookmas

Twelve Days of Bookmas

Recommendations

Happy Holidays to my favorite book nerds! Christmas is just around the corner so time to put a dent in your endless TBR bookshelves. We all know that you gave your book list to whoever is buying your gifts this year. Whether you’ve begun rereading your favorite books or finishing off a fantastic series, there’s no better challenge than reading a book every day. Have fun as we countdown to Christmas with these book recommendations.   On the first day of bookmas I opened up to see To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree. On the second day of bookmas …

Killer Book Recommendations from Joe Goldberg

Killer Book Recommendations from Joe Goldberg

Book Culture

Warning: Spoilers for You are up ahead! Netflix’s You has truly taken the world by storm. With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes for season 1 and an overall score of 90%, it is not hard to see that the show is a good watch. And with a show centered around a book-loving serial killer, it only makes sense that we get a glimpse into the books Joe Goldberg enjoys enough to recommend them to other people – before he kills them.       Desperate Characters by Paula Fox In the first episode of the series, Joe recommends this book to Beck, …