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)


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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OCDaniel (Book Review)

Daniel is a thirteen-year-old boy who gets Zaps. He can’t really explain what they are or why he gets them, he just knows there are things he needs to do to get rid of them. Whether that’s flicking the light switch on and off ten times, or making sure the milk glass is moved just right. He just wants the crushing feeling to go away.

Other than the Zaps, Daniel’s a normal enough kid. He “plays” on his school’s football team, but really he’s the backup kicker for a sport he doesn’t even like.

One day he finds a note in his backpack. It says:”I need your help,” signed Fellow Star Child. Following the note, things start to change pretty quickly for Daniel.

I loved reading OCDaniel. I picked it up at the library while checking over the A.S. King books and I’m glad I did. The novel approached Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other mental illness in an honest and understandable way.