Books, Real Life

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

Books, Real Life

May Wrap-Up: Things got worse

I stared at my monitor for a full minute trying to remember what I meant to write. Oh right! It's wrap-up day! May was a pretty regular quarantine month until it all went to shit. Near the end of last month, cops in Minneapolis, MN killed a Black man named George Floyd. Specifically, police officer… Continue reading May Wrap-Up: Things got worse

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2 June 2 Release Day

Good news! Four excellent books are making their debuts today! Consider supporting Black authors by purchasing one of these books! (Alternately, if you have the means, purchase a copy of one of these books for a Black reader.) You Should See Me in a Crown By Leah Johnson You can expect A queer Black protagonist!… Continue reading 2 June 2 Release Day

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Subscription Box Post: Books That Matter – April 2020

My Books That Matter April box came ON TIME and I NEGLECTED TO WRITE ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW. Because I live in the States and Books That Matter is U.K.-based, I sometimes have the content of the monthly boxes spoiled for me by other happy customers. Oh well. Even though I knew some of what… Continue reading Subscription Box Post: Books That Matter – April 2020

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Quarantine Book Haul: I went overboard

Want to know a sad thing? I am making more on unemployment right now than I was at my job. When my stimulus check arrived, I decided to order a bunch of books from Bookshop.org, a site that raises money for indie bookstores. Here's what I ordered.   All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George… Continue reading Quarantine Book Haul: I went overboard

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Subscription Box Post: Books That Matter – February 2020

I will be honest: I thought I was ordering Books That Matter's January box. Let me back up. For my birthday, I gifted myself a book subscription box. I chose Books That Matter, a UK-based feminist subscription box company that sends readers books written by womxn. What I did not realize: I ordered my box too late… Continue reading Subscription Box Post: Books That Matter – February 2020