With the Fire on High (Book Review)

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If you’ve been following this blog over the course of 2019, you know how much I love gushing about The Poet X. It was my first read of the new year and I’m thankful for that. It only made since to continue on with another one of Elizabeth Acevedo’s masterpieces.

This copy of With the Fire on High was purchased at my local bookstore, The Book Cellar, and that’s also where I took these two pictures. It’s a really cute book shop and I’m thinking about going back and taking more pictures. Comment below if you’d be interested in a post on that.

The minute I started this book, I knew I’d made a mistake.

With the Fire on High is the kind of story that requires a devotion of your day. Setting it down leads to a total dissatisfaction until you can pick it up again. I spent several nights with heavy eyelids, telling myself it would only be one more chapter.

With that being said, let’s get into the actual review.

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Two for Tuesday: Reminds me of my Momma

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Two for Tuesday is a weekly tag I host here on Rae’s Reads and Reviews. Any and everyone is not only welcome, but encouraged to join. I love reading your posts and seeing how you interpret the prompts. If you do make a Two for Tuesday post, please link back to me and add your link to the comments of this post so others can see it, too.

I actually just got back from vacation with my mom and grandma. I’ll be posting about it on my personal blog, Life Update, some time in the next few weeks.

Here’s a super artsy picture of the aforementioned queens.
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Mini Review Monday – Room (The Movie)

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I’m trying out a new series! If you’d like to participate, just comment down below. Mini-Review Monday is just that, a mini-review on a Monday. It can be on books, products, or TV shows/movies.

I recently watched the film adaptation of Room on Netflix and all I can say is that I was bawling for a chunk of it. It’s about a woman who was kidnapped and had a child, who she names Jack, for her captor. Her son is five years old and she plans to have him escape the room, with or without her.

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The Education of Margot Sanchez (Book Review)

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Remember those books I bought a good two months ago? The ones from that Two for Tuesday. Well, I finally finished them!

Turns out, reading between studying isn’t the best tactic, so I was better off saving them for winter break. I posted my review for American Street last week.

Before we officially begin, lets take a peek at my newest Bookstagram photos (I’m really enjoying this):

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts (Book Edition)

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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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