My family knows when I'm reading an especially spectacular book. How? Because I don't do anything but read, I don't say anything but how much I like the book, and I don't take very long to finish it. Watch Us Rise was the first book that did this for me in a very long time.… Continue reading Watch Us Rise -Renee Watson + Ellen Hagan
"Who are you? of the millions and billions of people in the world, you're the only person who can answer that. Not people online, or at your school. I can't even answer that. You're the only one who can say who you are with authority. So who are you?" On the Come Up is the… Continue reading On the Come Up ~Angie Thomas
Per my mom's suggestion, when I read certain books I keep a pad of sticky notes inside to mark special quotes and passages. Austin Channing Brown's I'm Still Here held dozens of sticky notes peeking out from both ends: a testament to gorgeous prose holding deep thoughts. The rest of the title is "Black Dignity… Continue reading I’m Still Here -Austin Channing Brown
Does it feel like January lasted forever to anyone else? Even though I didn't set a reading goal for 2019 I still wanted to read more and rekindle the part of me that got lost in books when I was younger. I read a good amount of books in January that I wanted to share… Continue reading What I Read in January
I was pacing the shelves in my library a few weeks ago, ecstatic to find myself completely alone in the YA section, when I stumbled upon Down and Across. I'd seen this book on a list of YA books by authors of color, and now it's blue-green spine was staring back at me. I decided… Continue reading Down and Across by Arvin Ahmad
A few months ago, Cait from Paper Fury wrote a blog post that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. She examined 10 bookworm stereotypes and noted whether she identified with them. I was inspired to do the same thing, so let's see how stereotypical I really am! 1. BOOKWORMS WEAR GLASSES. True, I do wear glasses, all… Continue reading Am I a Stereotypical Bookworm?
So, I'm back with another Author's Notes & Aux Cords because they're just so much fun to write! If you missed my first one check it out here. And, you know the drill: beware of spoilers! Today's book is Animal Farm by George Orwell, hands-down my favorite required reading for my British Literature course of… Continue reading Author’s Notes & Aux Cords: Animal Farm