What we're about

We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet at the new Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore location (5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111). We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Find out more at our website http://mochagirlsread.com

Upcoming events (2)

Burn Run 5K Team: Cynthia_MGR

De Anza Cove Park

Join Us for the 5th Annual Burn Run 5K to benefit the Burn Institute! https://fundly.com/2019-burn-run-5k My team will be named Cynthia_MGR, once I register. Help the Burn Institute promote Burn Awareness Week and raise funds to support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs by running or walking in the Burn Run 5K. Among children aged 4 and under, scald injuries are most prevalent burn injury. Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment. They may result in lifelong scarring and even death. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment. Safety tips and information will be available to all participants at the Burn Run. With your help we prevent burns and save lives! The Burn Run 5K will showcase local community partners including our local fire service. Bring your family and friends! We love pets but please leave them at home as they are not permitted at this event. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-17. Children age 4 and under are free. Burn Survivors and their immediate family members can sign up to participate in the 5K for FREE! Receive a commemorative Burn Run t-shirt when you fundraise $50 or more! Participants receive a finisher medal! Please note that shirt sizes and quantities cannot be guaranteed if you register or submit your shirt size after January 14, 2019. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the event while quantities last. Questions? Please feel free to call the Burn Institute at[masked] or email Tiffany at [masked]. To learn more about the Burn Institute, please visit burninstitute.org.

Book Club Meeting: Black Girl in Paris by Shay Youngblood

*Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Book Synopsis Shay Youngblood’s debut novel, Soul Kiss, received accolades from reviewers and writers alike. The Washington Post hailed it as “intelligent and erotic…immensely engrossing and satisfying,” while The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called it “exquisite.” while Tina McElroy Ansa described it as “extraordinary…lyrical, intimate, funny, unsettling, enthralling.” Now, in her second novel, Youngblood explores the endeavor of a creative coming-of-age, and infuses her story with the same mesmerizing, lush language and impressionistic style that won her so many fans the first time around. Black Girl in Paris wends its way around the mythology of Paris as a city that has called out to African-American artists. Like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker, and Billie Holiday, Youngblood’s heroine leaves the American South, nurturing a dream of finding artistic emancipation in the City of Light. She experiments freely, inhabiting different incarnations—artist’s model, poet’s helper, au pair, teacher, thief, and lover—to keep body and soul together, to stay afloat, heal the wounds of her broken heart, discover her sexual self, and, finally, to wrestle her dreams of becoming a writer into reality. Youngblood’s lyricism, as effortless as an inspired improvisation, and her respect for the tradition she depicts create a natural tension between old and new, reverence and innovation, and tell a story at once timeless and immediate. - - - - - - - - - - - Looking forward to seeing you all there! P.S. If you don't finish the book, come anyway!! (If you don't mind hearing about the end.) - - - - - - - - - - - Buy the book from your local Bookstore (most will give you a book of the month discount) or at Amazon where 7% of the sale goes towards the book club: https://www.amazon.com/shop/mochagirlsread

Past events (147)

Book Club Meeting: A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Sexton

*Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

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