September Wrap-Up!

September’s gone. Fast. Furious. Breakneck speed. October awaits a TBR pile that I have yet to create (Mood reading for the win). Halloween harkens, so I figure some thrills and chills will usher themselves into my book woes and joys. Below I list the books that made my September a split-second joy (Do months linger […]

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#FridayReads

Hello. Bonjour. Good Day. It’s the last #FridayReads of September. October approaches. Cooler evenings. Cozy blankets. Warm drinks as we nestle for our reading. Next month also ushers thriller after thriller and maybe, some horror, from my bookshelves. At the moment, I’m finishing two thrillers, The Lies We Told by Camilla Way and Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, […]

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Hue’s Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Honest chat. I’ve never read Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Did I lose my writing and reading credentials? Do I stand to continue my bookworm status? No. Good. I’ve survived over forty years of not reading the story nor watching a film adaptation while thriving on pop-cultural osmosis. In other words, I feigned knowledge of […]

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The Currently Reading Tag

Okay! A new reading tag caught my eye, and it’s one where I don’t have to recall book titles (I like them, but boy do they make me work). Thanks to Kelly @Another Book in the Wall for showcasing this tag. Also, I like to thank Swetlana @The Caffeinated Bookworm Life for showing me the way to this awesome […]

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I Do Not Trust You – Blog Tour #BLOGTOUR #BOOKISH #BOOKWORM

There’s a new addition to my TBR list (It’s overflowing, I tell ya!). Check it out. Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, authors of Sanctuary Bay and the Edgar-nominated mystery series Wright and Wong, are back with a story that features their signature plot twists and uneasy ever-changing alliances. I DO NOT TRUST YOU is […]

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#FridayReads

Hello, Fellow Bookworms! It’s that time again. A new weekend. The end of a tiring week. Or, maybe the end of a great week. Let’s be optimistic, am I right? As a bookworm, I’m nosy about what others read. I share what I’m reading. Why not you? What’s on your book list this week? An […]

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August Book Wrap-Up

Another month. Another set of books read. Summer’s technically over. I’m back in the classroom. My kids are off to school. But, Southern California weather dictates the second summer until, well, Novemberish. August offered tomes of various stature. From an emotional masterpiece to your average beach read, I read them all. Also, I’ve noticed that […]

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#FridayReads

Hello, Fellow Bookworms! It’s that time again. A new weekend. The end of a tiring week. Or, maybe the end of a great week. Let’s be optimistic, am I right? Back to work. Back to school. Back to whatever joy makes you awake and get on with the day. As a bookworm, I’m nosy about […]

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Mind the Booket List, Part I

What’s on your booket list? C’mon, most readers and writers cultivate one. What’s a booket list, you ask? Think bucket list. Experiences one must own before they die, perish, or leave the Earth. A booket list, according to Urban Dictionary, contains books, or for those desiring expansion like me, literary experiences one wishes to check before they […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday! Class lists (5 classes!). Schedules. Meetings. It’s that time again. Work. Work. Work. Cue Rihanna. Back to school and back to work. Even though my summer’s basically over, my reading list still grows. As I mentioned before, I may not read as much as I have earlier in the year and over the […]

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Hue’s Mini-Review: Her Pretty Face

While a good read, and thrilling in some parts, the story’s predictable. If you couldn’t figure out who’s who in the first third, may I suggest more thrillers in your life? Pros 1. I enjoyed the multiple povs. Though, one particular character threw me for a loop, which added some appreciated unpredictability. 2. One character’s […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday to All! Another week down. More books to read and stories to write. Now I wouldn’t call myself in the midst of a slump since I finished two books this week and I’m reading one. However, I find myself distracted by a channel serving 24/7 Tales from the Crypt, which hinders my reading […]

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Hue’s Reviews: Memphis, Martin, and The Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan

Dreamers never quit. Watercolor paintings and free verse support a child’s recollection of an oft-forgotten portion of history: The 1968 Sanitation Workers’ Strike in Memphis, Tennessee. Little Lorraine Jackson witnesses her parents, including her father, a garbage worker, fight for a freedom that’s never free, while gaining hope and peaceful support from Dr. Martin Luther […]

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The Hardest Game of ‘Would You Rather’ for Book Nerds

Thanks to Buzzfeed and Kristen kristenkravesbooks.com, I’m taking a half an hour break and taking the challenge! Let’s see if I break. 1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them? I do not lend books. If I give a book, it’s a gift. Books cost a lot and the thought […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings, especially as they – me – beat this incredulous heat. The days grow hotter with proper abandon. Ugh! I feel sticky writing this!! But, with each passing Friday, I know my time’s ticking as I will return to my […]

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July Reading Wrap!

Hello! Hello! Hello! New month. New TBR. Yet, I cannot forget the lovely TBR I enjoyed in July. Summer’s a touchy topic when it comes to reading for me. I tend to slump often because of the heat, outside activities, my children’s daily presence at home, instead of school, and other summery moments snatching attention. […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings, especially as they – me – beat this incredulous heat. My section of L.A. (the Valley) has been in the 100s. Yesterday was 107! Stay frosty, kids! What is on your #FridayReads list? This week’s entry promises to yank […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings, especially as they – me – beat this incredulous heat. Stay frosty, kids! What is on your #FridayReads list? Two books sit on my ever-growing TBR. One’s an LGBTQA classic and the other’s a thrilling indictment on social media. […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings, especially as they – me – beat this incredulous heat. Stay frosty, kids! What is on your #FridayReads list? According to Goodreads.com Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom–or mom in general. Jen already has two […]

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