Books, Real Life

February Wrap-Up: Reading is Difficult, Friends

No one stormed the U.S. Capitol last month. Things are looking up! I had a GIANT energy drop during the last two weeks of February and didn't get much done. Then again, I am not defined by my productivity. I don't know. It's been a weird time. February Life Updates I started the editing certification… Continue reading February Wrap-Up: Reading is Difficult, Friends

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August Wrap-Up: The dog days are NOT over

WHY HELLO. DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE AN INCREDIBLY BAD TIME DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST? I think, in truth, August was probably a "normal" quarantine month. "Normal" during a global pandemic, though, is still PRETTY BAD. In August, I was rejected for my dream internship and hit a wall after two months on OkCupid. MY… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: The dog days are NOT over

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Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

Perhaps you've seen the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerList or #BlackPublishingPower on Twitter and Instagram. If not, here's a quick summary. Simple enough, yeah? If you need recommendations for books to buy, you've come to the right place. Here are a few books I'm excited about. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Here are some Black-owned bookstores you can order from:… Continue reading Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello! It's the middle of the year! My mind is goo! Time for a freak-out. I was tagged by Nikkie at @Nikkie Reads. (PLEASE check out her blog for good queer content.)   (A note to readers: Thank you for reading and for leaving comments! I will respond ONE OF THESE DAYS!) How much have… Continue reading Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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How to Support Black Authors

Black lives matter. Black art matters. Black careers matter. As a bookish community, let's put our energy toward supporting Black authors. How, you ask? I made a list. 1. Buy books by Black authorsBook sales directly affect a Black author's career. Want to show publishing you support Black voices? Buy books by Black authors. Force… Continue reading How to Support Black Authors

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I Need to Talk About “Queenie”

I decided a while ago not to write book reviews on this blog anymore. I'm breaking that rule to talk about Queenie. How did this book come into my life? Entertainment Weekly raved about it Emer wrote a gushing review for it I saw it for 20% off at Target and decided I needed it Cut… Continue reading I Need to Talk About “Queenie”