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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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (Book Review)

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It feels like forever since I did one of these book reviews. I’ve been reading a ton for my classes, I just haven’t written any reviews for those stories. But you didn’t come here to hear excuses, you came for a review and a review is what I’ll give you! *laughs maniacally*

This Haitian sister duo has restored my faith in Haitian authors everywhere. As if I could ever lose hope with Edwidge Danticat’s writing still out there.

The Good

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What I’ve Been Reading

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The last time I wrote something before quarantine was the week of Spring Break. I had so many high hopes for writing. I was so innocent back then. *le sigh*

Just because I hadn’t been posting, didn’t mean I wasn’t reading. Spring Break was actually a pretty productive pleasure reading week for me. It was nice to read things for myself again. After that, I got back into the swing of required class readings.

*Drum roll please*

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TOP 5 POPULAR BOOKS I HAVEN’T READ YET

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Happy Top 5 Tuesday! This doesn’t look like a tough topic for me. There are just so many wonderful books out there and so little time for reading, especially when you’re in college. I’m forever and always adding books to my TBR, mostly due to hype.

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

So, let’s get into it!

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Top 5 Tuesday – F, G, H, I, J

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We’re continuing on with this month’s alphabetical trend and I seem to be continuing on with this lack of posts trend. It’s finally Spring Break for me though, so hopefully that trend comes to an end.

But enough of that, let’s talk about this week’s 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 and if you’re on the fence about joining, just try it out!

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