13 7 / 2011

Over at Booktini, we’re reading More Like Wrestling, by renowned music journalist, Danyel Smith. I’m excited, not only because I suggested the book, but becauseĀ it’s set in my hometown. Very rarely haveĀ I come across books based in Oakland. In my short time reading this novel, Oakland doesn’t seem to just be the setting, but also a living and breathing character, along with Pinch & Paige, the two sisters who fill it’s pages.

I’m falling in love with it already. Brings back so many memories of growing up on 64th & E. 14th.