Hue’s Reviews: Girl Through Glass

“Maybe the people who tell you to trust them can’t be trusted, and the people who ask nothing are the ones who are there when you need them.” Go girl go! Novels and films about ballet enthrall me, especially the stories regarding the psychological torture ballerinas often put themselves through to achieve the perfect Arabesque […]

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Words to Live By #5

What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. – Nora Ephron

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Top Ten Book Releases for 2017’s Second Half

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate and created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s conversational topic: Your Top Ten Anticipated Releases during 2017’s Second Half. I am an unapologetic . I create this list while I scan my summer’s TBR, staring me in the eye and laughing as it threatens to topple onto my […]

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Hue’s May Wrap-Up 2017

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone! Alongside this glorious day, I’m casting May a quick send-off with a book list befitting any proud reader. This month’s list? 5 1/4 books. Lots of feelings ahead. Tread carefully. No. Not really. But, drama has a certain flair. What I’ve Read  Kindred Spirits  Hue’s Reviews: White Fur  Hue’s Reviews: Paper […]

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Words to Live By #4

“It is thanks to my evening reading alone that I am still more or less sane.”  W.G. Sebald …and morning…and afternoon…weekday…and weekend

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Humor Me #2

I’m stuck on stupid with my last book, Allegedly. I cannot make peace with that flimsy ending. Maybe another book will grant me serenity.

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Hue’s Reviews: Allegedly

Struggle porn irks me. What’s struggle porn? It’s constant pain, struggle, or hardship-marked entertainment disguised as “message opportunities”. Books, movies, t.v. shows, and music are the main platforms. Find a person, particularly one of color, and harp as much pain as you can on them with murky messages or none presented by its end. Allegedly […]

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Help Me…I Think I’m Falling

I have a bona fide sickness. I clicked two guaranteed arcs today and I put my name in a drawing for another. Along with pre-orders this month and in August, several committed arcs, and, at least, 20 new purchases I already, I’m staring at a book avalanche this summer and early fall. S.O.S First world […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer 2017 TBR

(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.) Cute pedicures. Cool glasses of lemonade. Chic sundresses and sandals. Summer’s coming. Well, that’s almost every day of the year (I live in Southern California, sue me!). But, for those pining for summer’s kiss, it’s arriving fast. For readers, summer’s promise […]

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Monday, Monday, So Read-y To Me

Hello. Hiya. How you doin’? It’s Monday and another week’s upon us, which means more books. Yay! What are you reading? What have you read? My book buying ban continues. From May to early – mid September, I’m reading books currently in my possession. However, I’m not on a book receiving ban. In other words, […]

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Hue’s Reviews: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Rachel, sole survivor of a family tragedy navigates boxes others deem fitting for her. Will she choose, or will she set out to determine who she is on her own terms? The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a debut book, by Heidi W. Durrow, paints a picture of a young girl, born to an African-American […]

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Words to Live By #3

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison

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Got a Ticket to Read?

I read for fun. I read for acquire knowledge and information. My husband calls me a walking Jeopardy game. Like every fangirl or fanboy, there are places and events I have to attend across the U.S. and beyond. Places, like The Strand NYC, The Charles Dickens Museum (London), Zora Neale Hurston’s grave (Florida), and Shakespeare and Company (Paris), inspiring me […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #3: Ten Book Turn-offs

Every Tuesday I participate in a Top Ten Tuesday meme, selecting ten examples of whatever bookish (or non-bookish) topic out there. For this week’s Top Ten, inspired by Broke and Bookish,  Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy a Book. 1. Insta-love. Meet Sue. Meet Bob. Strangers in the first chapter, they find they cannot live without each other […]

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Monday, Monday, So Read-y To Me

Hello. Hiya. How you doin’? It’s Monday and another week’s upon us, which means more books. Yay! What are you reading? What have you read? In my mind, I’m on a book buying ban. But, let’s be real, with three books on pre-order and arriving this month as well as an entire summer to crack, […]

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Hue’s Reviews: Wrecked

During a party, Jenny accuses rape by Jordan. Its aftermath leaves friends, acquaintances and a college swaying towards fact or fiction and what’s best for Jenny or Jordan. Verdicts lay in the corners of both students, leaving us all wrecked in its path. Wrecked offers an unflinching look at sexual assault within our college campuses. […]

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Words to Live By #2

“Omit Needless Things” William Strunk, Jr. Follow your words into your destiny.

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Reading Hack #3 Building a Great Summer TBR List

Before you know, Memorial Day and the rush of summer breezes will tap your manicured hot pink toes. Along with barbecues, pool parties, and freshly-cut grass, summer means another great reason to shop. No. I’m not talking about sundresses and cute sandals (Though, they’re tucked in my brain somewhere). If you’re like me, you get […]

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