TOUR SCHEDULE: The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

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I’m going to be part of the Hear Our Voices book tour for The Black Kids by Christina Hammond Reeds! This will be my first ever book tour and I’m over the moon with excitement. Make sure to tune in from July 28th to August 4th to see what all of the other tour hosts are posting.

Hear Our Voices Book Tours

Hello friends!

We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for theThe Black Kidstour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing #ownvoices reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release ofThe Black Kidsfor the entire week.

Remember, all tour hosts are required to post reviews in addition to their creative content.


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I’m a Published Poet!

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Hey everyone! This is something that I’ve been working toward over the past month and I’m very excited to announce that several of my poems have been published in a literary magazine. Please click the link in the article to check them out and any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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Hey y’all, so I’ve been writing poetry since the 7th grade and I recently decided to take my poetry more seriously. If you’ve seen my 100 Day Project posts, you may already know that I’ve signed up for a trial of Skillshare. Rachel Mindell’s lesson on How to Get Published was exactly what I needed.

I started submitting my poems to different literary magazines last month and the first one to get back to me was Rigorous Magazine, a literary magazine with work specifically from people of color. I submitted 10 poems and they accept 9!

If you’d like to check out my first set of published poems, click here!

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Let’s Catch Up (#3)

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Hey y’all, it’s that time of the week again!

I ended up posting every day this week except Thursday, but 6/7 isn’t too bad. I’m surprised I was able to do it between school and work. That being said, I’ll probably start slowing down now with classes but I’m still determined to have at least 2 posts out every week.

Enough about me, let’s catch up!

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Let’s Catch Up… Again

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Y’all see those two and a half weeks of daily content? *Insert winky face*

I’m not gonna lie, I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up. School starts again on Monday, but I don’t have my first class until Tuesday morning.

That being said, yes I somehow managed to post something every day this week again. I did something similar last year, who knows, this may become an annual trend. Here’s the checklist, make sure to check out anything you may have missed!

Jan. 6th ~ 9 Problems I Have with Victorious

Victorious Cast

Over winter break, I watched all three seasons of Victorious on Netflix. It was really fun getting sucked back into that part of my childhood, but that doesn’t mean Victorious isn’t problematic. In this post I went over nine problems I had, but I’m sure I could go on with more.

Jan. 7th ~ I’m Joining the Out of your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge

I'm Joining the Out of your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge

I didn’t think I’d be joining any reading challenges for 2020, then I came across one that really spoke to me. Check out what the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge is all about!

Jan. 8th ~ WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

I’ve been seeing these around the book blogging community for what seems like forever. I finally decided to do one of my own, click the title to see my current and latest reads!

Jan. 9th ~ 5 Reasons to go see Just Mercy

5 Reasons to go see Just Mercy

Y’all, this movie hits different. Just Mercy is such a must see, but if you don’t believe me just yet, check out these 5 reasons to go see it!

Jan. 10th ~ Let me Hear a Rhyme Book Review

Let me Hear a Rhyme Book Review

My first read of the decade. This was one of the books I was really excited about in 2019. Click the title to see if that excitement held up!

Jan. 11th ~ Can we Talk About Black-ish?

Can we Talk About Black-ish?

The producers, actors, and entire staff really snapped on this week’s episode. Join the discussion y’all!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I’d love for your feedback. Do you like these weekly wrap-ups/catch up sessions?

How was your week?

What was your favorite post this week? (Link it below)

What inspires you to write?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!

Let’s Catch Up

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Hey you! Are you a regular? Occasional reader? Maybe this is your first time on Rae’s Reads and Reviews? I appreciate you reading this, whether it’s your first time here or your 50th.

2019 was a year of immense growth for me and I’m incredibly thankful for that. This year, I want to make stronger commitments to the people and things I care about. This blog is near the top of that list so I’ve committed to posting at least 2x a week.

This week being the start of 2020, I went way over that. I’m finally getting back into blogging. Now I’m been able to express all these thoughts I’ve been holding in for the past couple months.

That being said, I’d like to invite you to check out some of the other things I’ve posted over the past week and a half. Sorry for the long winded explanation, here’s the actual stuff you came for:

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