Hey y’all, so Such a Fun Age was the book club pick for The Reading Rush and I ended up loving it. If you want to learn more about some controversy surrounding The Reading Rush and how it negatively affected the Black reading community, I’d highly recommend checking out this video.
Such a Fun Age is also the Unfriendly Black Hotties book club pick for August. They’ll be having a live show at the end of the month to discuss it. I’m really looking forward to that live show because I really want to dissect this story with other readers and I think it will bring forth some great discussions.
Hey y’all, it’s good to see you! Check, Please! was my first read of The Reading Rush 2020. I ended up reading the ebook (via the CloudLibrary app) in my backyard. I only read children’s books and graphic novels as ebooks because full novels are more difficult for me to concentrate with. I’m thinking about getting an e-reader to help with that so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
This story came highly recommended… by basically everyone. I kept seeing it on blogs, Booktube, and Ally even said I should read it based on one of my favorite emojis.
So I read it, and here’s what I have to say:
Hey y’all, I’m starting to see a pattern with these months. It’s like, one month I get one book and the next month I get multiple. Kind of weird, right?
For those who may not know yet, I challenged myself at the beginning on the year to buy at least one book a month from my local bookstore. That way I’d support an Indie bookstore and also support authors. I tend to get the vast majority of my reads from the library but it is nice to gift myself every month with a beautiful book… or two.
My local bookstore has closed down, which makes me so sad, but now I’m supporting a Black-owned independent bookstore. If you’d like to find a Black-owned bookstore near you, click here for the directory. I got these books from Cultured Books through their online shop.
This month’s picks are:
Hey y’all, so my bookish dreams seem to be coming true because today I’ll be bringing you my first ever author interview! This is one of my pieces for the book tour of The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed. Make sure to check out my full review and theme analysis too!
Without further ado, let’s get into it:
Hey y’all! Welcome to the my leg of The Black Kids Book Tour hosted by Hear Our Voices. I finished the last of my Psychology classes last month so I basically have a Psychology degree. I’ll be spending these next two semesters focusing on my English major, so that could probably help with future analyses.
Enough about me, let’s talk about this story.
The Narrative Structure