Books, Real Life

August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

Dare I say I had a good August? It started raining toward the end of the month. I'm wearing sweats and long sleeves again. I might even break out the beanies. I got to be really social last month: a friend I hadn't seen in a while threw a pool party, my writing buddies and… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Yes. I know it's Wednesday. Yesterday was Tuesday. I'm still doing the Tuesday book meme. I regularly forget about the great Top Ten Tuesday topics at That Artsy Reader Girl. The site is a treasure trove of topics for book bloggers to discuss. I keep meaning to read books in one sitting but haven't quite… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Books, Real Life

June Wrap-Up

Pride Month is over. In truth, it didn't really feel like Pride Month. It felt more like Wrath Month. Ah, well. I saw an old friend, met up with my writing group for the first time in over a year, and visited my brother. Oh, and I joined a book club and completed a mini… Continue reading June Wrap-Up

Books, Real Life

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

I GUESS IT'S (almost) JULY NOW. I set a 175-book goal for 2021. So far, I've read 120 books. In other words, I've completed 69% of my goal and am ahead by 34 books. Math is wild! This post summarizes my reading accomplishments thus far. Best book read so far One Last Stop is my… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

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2021 Books You Need to Know About

I have a problem, and that is: There are SO MANY good books either out now or coming soon. I ordered a few of these for myself and think everyone should know about them. Here's a list I compiled that just about covers all the bases. I hope you find something that appeals to you.… Continue reading 2021 Books You Need to Know About

Books, Computer games

Among Us Book Tag

I'm not very good at Among Us, but I still love it. I like to switch up my character a lot, but my favorite iteration is brown with wolf ears. I saw Breakeven Books do this tag on BookTube and I have never wanted to do a tag more. Here's to murder beans and broken… Continue reading Among Us Book Tag

Books, Theater

Book Recs Based on My Favorite Musicals

I've been listening to musicals recently to help me cope with a sudden onslaught of work. I revisited some old favorites as well as a few that I once hated. Because I worked so much last week (and thus spent at least 50 hours listening to musicals), I decided to do book recommendations based on… Continue reading Book Recs Based on My Favorite Musicals

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These Violent Delights Book Tag

I heard tell of These Violent Delights, a historical-fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet, on Twitter. The book takes place in Shanghai and the Montagues and Capulets have been replaced by two rival gangs. I'm ALL FOR THAT. The book comes out November 17th AND there's a preorder campaign, so that's pretty neat. Mieke created… Continue reading These Violent Delights Book Tag

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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

Books, Real Life

March Wrap-Up

At the beginning of March, I attended a liberation theology class at my church and borrowed a book from my pastor's library with every intention of giving it back. At the beginning of April, I am in lockdown in my studio apartment. ...what the hell happened? March Happenings Coronavirus is here and it's really serious.… Continue reading March Wrap-Up