Take the Plastic-Free July Challenge: Follow the 5 R’s of Sustainability

It’s always a good time to care about the environment, but if you’re looking to get more eco-friendly, there’s never a better time than right now! Plastic Free July was started in 2011 by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (the founder of the Plastic Free Foundation) in Western Australia, but has since spread to become a global initiative of 250 million people over 177 countries. The campaign’s aim is to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. I really love this week’s theme! There are so many good books coming out this year that I’m excited to read!

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The Coffee Book Tag

I’m a long-time barista and absolutely love coffee, so when I found this tag on Anna’s Book Nook, I knew I had to do it! This tag originated at Sumedha’s blog The Wordy Habitat. I just got an at-home espresso machine and I’ve been experimenting with making the perfect latte, so this post couldn’t be more timely!

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Photo Prompt Friday: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Angels – unknowable, powerful, beautiful – they’ve long captivated my and others’ imaginations. They have been depicted in many ways throughout time – from chubby-cheeked cherubim to ageless creatures with long flowing locks and feathered wings. Angels can be messengers or avengers, guardians or monsters. For today’s photo prompt Friday, write a story or a poem about an angel or angelic being.

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

It’s Monday once more! I had a long tiring week, but I learned a lot! The New York Pitch Conference was moved online from March because of Covid-19, so I had 8-hour days of Zoom conferences Thursday-Sunday. I kind of have mixed emotions about everything right now, but I’m trying to remain positive and take everything as a lesson. I haven’t been reading as much this week…but managed to finish the book I started last week.

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Book Review: We Were Restless Things

Received this e-book free from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review! All opinions expressed herein are my own unbiased impressions.

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Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks

Last year, I shared my Pride Month Picks of LGBTQIA books I’d read and enjoyed. This year, I’m posting mostly LGBTQIA books on my To-Read list that came out this year (2020). I love that there’s such a plethora of options this year and diverse books are becoming more and more prevalent!

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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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