I have some sad news y’all: My local bookstore is closing. I’ve tried supporting them online but they haven’t added any new selections and when I went to their physical location last week, there was a “for sale” sign on the window.
I’m sad to see it go and I’m pretty sure it’s in large part due to Covid-19. As someone who loves supporting small businesses, this hurts a little extra. I’m going to miss it a whole lot and I hope a good business replaces it.
All that being said, I was still able to buy a book from an independent bookstore for June. This time, I decided to buy one from a black owned bookstore. The shop I bought it from is called Cultured Books and it’s physical location is in Tampa, Florida. Seeing as I don’t live in or near Tampa, I bought this online.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these and I really miss y’all. These past two weeks have been… weird to say the least. Have you been feeling like time is moving at the speed of light but also as slow as molasses, or is that just me?
Hey y’all, classes are starting to wind down which means more time for reading!
I’ve been juggling through a few books over the past week and I’ve been struggling to stick to one. I was reading a whole lot of sad books and it just wasn’t helping with everything else going on. Then I remembered that Netgalley and the CloudLibrary app exist, so things are looking up now.
Quick Sidenote: If you’d like to support the Black Lives Matter movement from home, check out this article.
Hey everyone, I know I’ve been pretty quiet on this page for the past week or so. There’s been a lot going on with the world as a whole and my focus has been on social media (mainly Twitter) to find ways that I could help. Here’s a list that I’ve compiled of 9 ways that anyone can help right now without going to a protest. It’s packed with resources and I hope you learn something from it. Please check it out!
At this point you may be seeing your Twitter feed starting to “go back to normal” but that doesn’t mean that the movement is over. This is just the beginning. Here are nine ways you can help the movement. 1. Sign Petitions It may not feel important but truth be told, the petition for George […]
Hey everyone, my Book of the Month series stems from a challenge I gave myself back in January. I want to support authors and bookstores more so I challenged myself to buy one book a month. I’ve finished last month’s pick and the review should be up this Friday.
This month I seem to have decided that I need to step up in supporting authors or something. Honestly don’t know what took over but I didn’t buy just one book this month. It wasn’t just two books this month. No, I bought three books this month!
If you know me, you know I’m not one to buy boooks like that. Yes, I am a book lover but I also have only worked a part time job while being a full time student. I usually frequent the library, especially the audiobooks on the CloudLibrary app. But these new releases needed to be in my hands IMMEDIATELY.