Trips to the Library

Last week I went to the library for the first time in a long time. I chose four books and I already finished one over the weekend. I’m hoping to get through the rest pretty soon. I’ve linked to the Goodreads synopsis for each of these, just click on the titles.

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If you’re not already following my Bookstagram, please consider it. Make sure to let me know you’re a fellow blogger so I can follow you back. I had my first blogging photoshoot this week and I loved it.

All these pictures were taken on my school’s campus. I found some really nice spots. It was always my intention for my bookstagram to be more flowery and bright. I think these pictures came out pretty nice. I took all the books I bought while thrifting and I also brought along The Poet X and Dear Martin.

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My First Blogging Photo Shoot

Mini Review Monday -Thrifting Adventures

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So last Monday, my best friend and I went to World of Thrift. As the book nerd I am, I went with the sole intention of finding some bargain books. They just renovated and the book section was really nice. I didn’t take the best pictures while I was there, so I’ll just include pictures of the haul.

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Two for Tuesday: My Growing Poetry Collection

Despite not finishing the two books from my first Two for Tuesday Mini Haul, (I’m 3/4 of the way through American Street), I decided to add two more books to my collection. I bought them through the Button Poetry website.

I tried my hand at some creative photography for this one. Let me know if it was a hit or miss in the comments below:

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Book Review)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a story about a Native American boy by the name of Junior. He has lived on the Spokane Indian reservation his whole life. Born with a plethora of health conditions that left him often bullied and ostracized, Junior begins to realize that maybe Spokane isn’t meant to be his only home.

Junior makes the bold decision to attend an all-white school outside of the rez. During his first year of high school, Junior faces discrimination, ridicule, and tragedy. Despite it all, he continues to attack the obstacles with humor, wit, and his original cartoons.

I’ve been hearing great things about this book for years now but I never got around to reading it, until recently. I was lucky enough to find this beauty at my local thrift store for a major bargain. I’m happy to add this to my book shelf.

Junior’s struggle was so raw, so honest. His ostracization from the people of the reserve for not being Indian enough and the discrimination he encountered at his school were well described. I could empathize with Junior’s situation.

I breezed through this novel in two days. It was absolutely wonderful and I’m already thinking about giving it a second read. This is definitely a five star book.

5/5 Stars