Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Book Review)

Last month I took a trip to the library to pick up some new books. I’ve been on a budget lately, but that’s not keeping me from getting some fresh reads. With spring semester over, I finally have time to spend reading. I can literally spend the whole day on the couch with a book in hand, it’s magical.

This was the only good picture from my photo shoot.
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Two for Tuesday Prompt #2

Prompt #2: Two Books that helped you fall in love with reading

I find it fitting that this prompt is starting right by Valentine’s Day. It’s almost as if I planned it that way. *wink**wink*

I’ve been reading since I was little. My mom heavily encouraged reading growing up and I remember our trips to the local library together. She’d always let me get two books for a dollar from the old ones they were selling.

This week I chose:

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Two for Tuesday Prompt #1

Prompt #1 : Two books that taught you something

For this first prompt, I’m throwing it back quite a bit. The first book I chose was March by John Lewis. It’s the book that taught me about the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.

And the second one is a book I read sooo long ago. I was probably in elementary school or something but I remember loving it. I learned so much about World War II by reading Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury.

Are you participating in Two for Tuesday?

What lessons did you learn from books?

Let me know in the comments!

Last Minute Christmas Gifts (Book Edition)

Working at a department store has taught me a lot about how people shop. There are the individuals who start shopping for Christmas three months ahead of time and then there are the ones who wait until the last week. I can definitely relate to the latter. If you’re looking for some gifts for the book lovers in your life, look no further!

For that social justice warrior:

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Miles Morales is Spider-Man. This may sound simple and it has become a fact of life for Miles, but that doesn’t make it easy. Miles is black and Puerto Rican, and his father has quite the checkered past. Even though he’s changed, Miles worries that some of that “bad blood” still flows through his veins. It could help explain why Miles got suspended last week. Maybe Miles Morales just isn’t cut for being a superhero, or maybe he’s just not ready.

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