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

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day if you live in the United States! Hope everyone had a good week. I’ve been trucking along on my Goodreads 2020 challenge – I’m at 35 books of 75. Doing Monday updates has been a good way to keep me accountable to my reading goals. Until I started posting on my blog with weekly reading updates, I never gave much thought to planning my reading. Though I always have an insurmountable TBR, I always end up reading what appeals to me in the moment. I still struggle with that and sometimes books take precedent if they are an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) for review or a library book with a return date, but it’s kind of cool to dedicate time to a book in advance. Do you plan your reads?

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