Posted in WrapUp

Comic books I’ve read so far

So, lately I’ve been reading a lot of comic books and thought that it’d be nice to share them with all of you. I already told you which these were on the wrap up but I wanted to stop on each of them to tell you a bit more.

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I know this media is often regarded as lazy-reading but I find the union of words and images to give a different meaning to the stories. Also, sometimes I don’t feel up to committing to a whole 400+ pages so this is a good alternative where you get a story and good art. Personally I love them. Here are the ones I’ve read this year:

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Posted in Current Read, Weekly

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

It’s basically to check in, see what I’m reading at real-time.

This month, in honor of Black History Month, I’m trying to read as many books by black authors as I can. Although all the books I’m reading I was planning on reading before the challenge, the only difference is that now I have an excuse to read them all one after the other.

You can check out the Diversity challenge I’m doing in an effort of reading more diversely

As usual, click on the covers to go to the books’ GR page

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The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?

  • What did you recently finish reading?

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Posted in Review

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I have a future ahead of me that will likely include an Ivy League education, an eventual law degree, and a career in public policy. Sadly, during the wee hours of this morning, literally none of that mattered.

Title: Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone

Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers

Format: Kindle

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

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Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. Continue reading “Dear Martin by Nic Stone”

Posted in Weekly

Friday Reads· The Belles

Friday read was invented by The Candid cover and it’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:

  • Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
  • The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

Today’s book is…..

The Belles

By Dhonielle Clayton

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Posted in Challenges

Diverse Reading Challenge 2018

I’ve been wanting to read more diverse book for a while now but I’m not good at organizing myself so I decided to join Sarah Viehmann and her Diverse Reading Challenge.

I’m always trying to read intersectional rep but it would be nice to have a specific goal to achieve each moth so that I don’t read only one kind of representation and ignore some.

With these kind of challenges is always important to read ownvoices and if you can’t do that, or want to read a specific book that’s not,, then read the reviews of readers that do fit that representation before picking it up, inform yourself if that book is hurting the community or speaking over it.

It does feel a little too USA-centric so I will try to pick some other authors but basically this is it.

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