The following is from Goodreads: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves,Continue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”
So I’ve been in a kind of meh reading mood lately. I don’t know why, but I haven’t really wanted to pick anything up.
I’m really pleased with myself that I’m already almost done with a book this week. It almost feels like I’m reading faster, but I think that is just something I’m telling myself to make myself feel better about not reading many books in the last few months. Also, it helps that I’m listening to myContinue reading “Currently Reading | 8.19.2020”
I feel like I need to hold myself accountable for what I’m currently reading. The reason for that is because I feel like I’ve been reading the same books for weeks now (though that might be an exaggeration – it might have only been a little more than a week that I’ve been reading them).Continue reading “Currently Reading | 7.22.2020”
The following is from Goodreads: Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people… In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’sContinue reading “Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”
I’m going to be honest and say that I didn’t know what I was going to post today, but I knew that I wanted to post something. So this might be kind of a short post. And my thoughts might be kind of scattered everywhere.
I’m not sure if these types of posts have been done before because I don’t see them often. But I think I’m going to try to do this as a more regular kind of post because I want to shine some light on authors who might not necessarily be the most hyped or ones thatContinue reading “Author Appreciation | Elizabeth Acevedo”
I can’t believe it’s already another month. But I feel like I’ve said that for the start of every month. This year literally feels like it’s flying by despite everything that’s been going on in the world. But that being said, I don’t really have that many books that I want to get to thisContinue reading “Books to Read July | 2020”
In light of everything that’s going one in the world, I want to sit and think about all of (or a majority of) the diverse books I’ve read and the ones I really want to get to. Because being that I’m not a person of color, I feel like I should educate myself as bestContinue reading “Diverse Books I’ve Read or Want to Read | Book Discussion”