‘Bye September…

Bye, September. You flew by so fast. I lost my bearings in the process. However, along with writing, reading, and getting myself back on the work track, I welcomed Fall’s official beginning with glee. I miss the chance to use this gif! With September’s end, comes October and spooktacular treats in our libraries, book apps, […]

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The French Girl/Shirley Jackson Mini-Reviews

For this week’s mini-reviews, I introduce two books with stories where everything in front of us may not be what they seem, peeling at veneers set and in need of cracking. Lexie Elliot’s tale, The French Girl’s tagline: We all have our secrets, illustrates how far some will go to protect them. It debuts February […]

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Words to Live By #22

Maybe that’s what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish. Tom Perrotta

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I Read Banned Books and I Cannot Lie

Reading places fourth in my top five meaningful activities. Writing, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with my family round out the rest. Never in my life can I imagine kicking reading to the curb. Double time someone telling me what to read. Books invite their readers to travel to other worlds and societies […]

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Top Ten Books Featuring Biracial Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Representation matters. While writers and publishers work to create reading opportunities involving all faces and backgrounds, one must be honest in realizing that some stories deserve recognition. With greater representation of interracial marriages come the need for stories involving biracial/multiracial teens […]

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Monday, Monday…

Good Monday, Everyone! How did your weekend go? Fast? Exciting? Slow? Wakey. Wakey. Time to experience another week. Fall’s here! Yay! My first of two favorite reading seasons (Winter’s the other) begins. Better stories. Cozy blankets. Hot mugs of tea. Three ingredients create a good hour or two of reading. However… Ah, finding time to […]

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Words to Live By #21

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. Alex Haley

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Writing ‘N Tune

Last week, I wrote of my newfound love for aesthetic boards All About That Aesthetic Board, where writers create visual mood boards based on characters and/or plot for their works in progress (WIP). To make an aesthetic board, you take or find pics and create a collage. Here’s mine for my main WIP (Untitled). What’s a […]

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My Top Ten Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. With Fall’s arrival comes pumpkin spice, jeans, cute boots, mugs of your favorite drink with overheating yourself, and another hour of reading when time falls back. Today’s top ten revolves around ten books selected for my Fall TBR. Of course, I’m […]

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Monday, Monday

Good Monday, Everyone! How did your weekend go? Fast? Exciting? Slow? Wakey. Wakey. Time to experience another week. What I Read Last Week 2/5 The Weight of Lies 4/5 What I DNF’d I put it aside because, in all honesty, after thirty-two pages in, the story bored me. Maybe it’s her hobby (sky jumping) boring me […]

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Hue’s Reviews: The Weight of Lies

Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies suffers from weighty absurdity and unrealistic measures. While the blurb promises an enthralling ride via a book within a book, its actuality gifts predictable ending, forcing me to push through to get to a ridiculous “twist”. Megan’s pretty unlikable. She’s selfish, easily swayed, annoying and naïve. Granted, I adore […]

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Hue’s Reviews: The Summer We Got Free

“Don’t tell me what I am,” she said. “I get to say what I am.” Ghosts manifest via various entities. They exist in haunted, roaming room to room, seeking aimless shelter until their needs in their former world jibe with their spectral form. Sometimes those haunted dwellings consist not of brick and mortar, but of […]

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Words to Live By #20

Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass. Jonathan Kellerman

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All About That Aesthetic Board

Four months. The last time I created anything regarding my work in progress (WIP). Why? Like reading slumps, writing slumps appear out of nowhere. Minemanifested because my story existed solely on the page as mere words. I journeyed a few times past them. Yet, by pushing myself infrequently, my words stagnated – doomed to a […]

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Top Ten Teen Books I Read in the ’80s

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s top ten revolves around throwback freebies – books from any time in our lives that made any impact. I chose teen books from the 80s. Back then, books geared toward teens weren’t called Young Adult (YA). They were called Teen, […]

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Monday, Monday

Good Monday, Everyone! How did your weekend go? Fast? Exciting? Slow? Wakey. Wakey. Time to experience another week. I found a new friend – one who’s willing to push me down the proverbial rabbit hole of book addiction, free of charge and shame. Meet my new buddy: Overdrive. The app may not be new to […]

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Hue’s Review: Ultra-Luminous (ARC)

Meet K. New Yorker. Drugstore sushi lover. Heroin-addicted prostitute. With every nihilistic moment she invited you to witness, you found yourself whirling and begging to stay until next day’s light. In Katherine Faw’s next book, she painted a picture of a thirty-something woman with rigid patterns: dinners, waxing, snorting Heroin, clubbing, and waxing. Alongside those […]

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Hue’s Movie Review: IT

Yesterday, Mr. Scribbles and I ventured into our local movie theater to watch the new version of Stephen King’s IT. Having seen the original miniseries back in 1990, anxiety and wariness entered our minds. Will the film attempt to snatch our nostalgic takes? Will the film try to bogart a moment as so many remakes […]

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Words to Live By #19

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. Isabel Allende

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Guilty! (The Guilty Reader Tag)

I’m getting the hang of book tags. While I don’t wish to use them constantly, a good one deserves attention. Apparently, two book blogs, Sincerely Karenjo and ReadRantRock&Roll, fun to follow on their own, showed their interest in this tag. Why not follow? The Questions 1. Have You Ever Re-gifted A Book That You’ve Been Given? […]

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