Hue’s Reviews: On The Come Up

Brianna wants to be a rap star. She flows like no other. She writes like no other. But, with hunger, gang violence, and the reality’s of being a poor black girl looming around her, will her dreams come true? Or, will others’ assumptions of her get the best of her and cloud the image staring […]

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Great Anticipations: February

How’s 2019 going for you so far? Busy. Busy. Busy. Awesome to say. Productivity helps time pass, and with some good reading, one can find themselves in a whirlpool of joy and completed plans. With a new month, readers can expect new releases. I await each month as they offer new tales for which to […]

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It’s a Wrap! January Edition

I no longer plan what I read by month as I’m more of a mood reader. If a book strikes me, boom, I’m in the mood to read it. So, planning a to-be-read (TBR) list, like many book bloggers and vloggers, feels like a chore. Besides, when I did plan by month, most of the […]

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My Dinner List

If you could pick any five people, alive or dead, to invite to a dinner party, who would you choose and why? If given a chance to answer this classic ice breaker, how would you answer? After reading The Dinner List months ago, I considered this question, but then stored the answer away just in […]

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A Writer’s Must Have For Their Library!

Hi everyone! Today’s an exciting day because I’ve been helping Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers keep a BIG secret: what the next book in their thesaurus series will be. It might seem strange for an author to not tell their readers about the book they plan to release…unless your names are Becca and […]

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Hue’s Reviews: “Black Enough”

I read Young Adult (YA). Yes, I know. I’m someone’s parent and should have left the subgenre behind. But, you know what? I enjoy stories – period – and many of them come from YA. However, there’s an issue plaguing YA’s publishing – the lack of young adult and teen voices within non-stereotypical stories. Readers […]

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Love, Peace, and Book Challenges

Book challenges. From Popsugar.com to Book Riot’s Read Harder, there’s one for any bibliophile willing to invest time, money, and/or energy into completing them. I adore them. To track my books, I use Goodreads. However… I like variety. So, I’ll share a secret. I do not follow a reading challenge to the tee. I tend to take reading prompts […]

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My Favorite Books of 2018

I hope I did not miss the deadline on discussing books I’ve enjoyed last year. Please. Please. Please. But, yeah. I have books I enjoyed with immense pleasure for various reasons. Difficult topics. Fresh writing. Great covers.  I rated some three stars and others two. But, a few truly made my year. Grab your wallets. […]

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Great Anticipations: Four New Books To Jumpstart 2019!

Ah, I love when a new year arrives. I get to wipe my reading slate clean and invest time, energy, and funds in books promising to fuel my insatiable need for good stories. New book challenges. New gift cards dying to be used. New authors to discover. I absolutely love this season. Starting on January […]

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October Wrap-Up!

October came and left without much fanfare in my library’s life. I read a total of eight books. One entertained me beyond belief, while most of them simply received a “meh” from me. Am I slumping? I think not. But, book premises trick me more nowadays than they should. Hopefully, November will offer me more […]

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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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