The Black Book Blogger Tag

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I’ve been seeing the Black Booktuber Tag floating around YouTube and I wanted to hop on the trend… but I don’t have a booktube. Instead, I’ll be answering the questions here and tagging black bloggers!

Check out the original tag here and the playlist of The Unfriendly Black Hotties taking on the tag.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!

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WWW Wednesday (#8)

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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.

WWW Wednesday is a meme that was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

What are you currently reading?

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TOP 5 SUMMER READS

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Happy Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah of Bionic Book Worm. It’s all good vibes and good times so if you’re on the fence about joining, just try it out!

As a kid, I used to hate when summer came around because I knew I’d miss my friends. My mom would take me to the library every week during the summer to keep me busy and that’s something I’m super thankful for. Summers are still when I get the most reading done for the year.

Without further ado, let’s get into these summer reads.

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Books of the Month ~ May

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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.

So, here are the books I bought this month.

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Color Me In (Book Review)

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I wanted to like this book. In all honesty, I expected to love this book. As my first book purchase of the year I had some seriously high hopes. *cue High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco*

Now that the dance break is over, let’s get back to this book. Let’s be civil with this. I’m not saying that just because I didn’t like it, no one else will either. No, what I’m saying is that I had issues of my own with this novel and some of those issues stem from personal experience, some of them are just my own likes and dislikes, and other things are straight up problematic. It’s a mixed bag with this one.

Disclaimer: All these thoughts are my own unless stated otherwise. Just because I didn’t like this story doesn’t mean it can’t have a positive influence on someone else, especially someone falling under this demographic.

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