Walls Book Tag

Something I haven’t shared on my blog – but that most people in my real life know – is that I’m a massive One Direction fan. I’ve followed the different paths their solo careers have taken, but my heart will always be taken by Doncaster-native Louis Tomlinson. He’s humble, altruistic, a brilliant lyricist and a completed underrated singer in my opinion. I thought I would make a book tag for his debut solo album Walls. Please feel free to do this tag even if you aren’t familiar with his music because I’d love to see everyone’s answers!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

It’s Monday once again! The days have been flying by. Can’t believe we’re already halfway into June. I’m attending the Algonkian Writer’s Conference / New York Pitch Conference later in the week on Zoom sessions, rescheduled from March, so I’m really looking forward to that.

Phase II reopening is happening in my area, so today restaurants are rolling out outdoor seating and some retail stores and churches will be at partial capacity. Feels nice to be getting back to normality, though I’m still missing my public library.

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Sustainability During a Global Crisis

It’s hard to remember back to a time when the threat of global warming was the hot topic of conversation on every news outlet. Between the global pandemic and streets across the world swelling with BLM protestors, it’s difficult to recall a time when our largest worry was about plastic straws and saving the turtles…

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2020 YA Book Releases Written by Black Authors to Add to Your TBR

Black History Month may be over, but there’s never a bad time to add black-authored books to your reading list! There are some amazing new releases coming out this year written by and featuring black voices. And I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but wow, these books have some gorgeous cover-art!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I had a long, trying week last week, which unfortunately translated to a lot of time not writing or blogging. But I’m ready to get back into the groove this week!

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‘The School for Good and Evil’ Book Tag

Thanks Sabrina @ Notes from a Paper Plane for creating this tag and tagging me! It’s actually the first time I’ve been tagged on here, so I’m really excited! Be sure to check out Sabrina’s post!

*Header art by Iocopo Bruno*.

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Book Reviews: Elatsoe

I received this e-book free from Edelweiss and Levine Querido in exchange for an honest review! All opinions expressed herein are my own unbiased impressions.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Happy Monday once again! My birthday was this Saturday and I had a really nice birthday weekend. At work Saturday morning, I had cake and a round of Happy Birthdays. My mom and I had lobster for dinner. Sunday, I had a handful of friends over for a backyard barebecue – social distancing edition! It was really nice to see some friends I haven’t seen in months (other than on Zoom/Facetime). There was a little miscommunication though because we ended up with FOUR cakes! I guess there’s no such thing as too much cake.

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Black Lives Matter.

*Gorgeous header by the talented Shirien Damra.*

I’m heartbroken over the current state of my country (the US). I’m heartbroken that black lives continue to be stolen and that authorities continue to not hold their murderers accountable. I hate that black and brown bodies, dead or dying, continue to be shown over and over on news coverage and that they are not even granted dignity in death. I hate that young black children will grow up in fear. I hate that white nationalist groups and racists have such deep roots in this country and that they are emboldened by the current administration.

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Book Review: Lobizona

I received this e-book free from NetGalley and St. Martins Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review! All opinions expressed herein are my own impartial impressions.

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