I don’t normally write posts like this because I prefer to make people laugh and find joy in reading and normal everyday life. However, over the past several weeks, the actions of a company I once admired have forced me to come out against them. They are just another profit-driven company that manipulates a specific consumer base to make more money and that company is Book Riot. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was.Continue reading “I’ve Stopped Supporting Book Riot and Here’s Why You Should Too”
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m not much of a romance reader overall so writing something that’s Valentine’s Day themed would hard to do. Instead, I would like to talk about some of my favorite black female authors in honor of Black History Month. Continue reading “Black Female Authors I Love”
I received this book as a galley from the publisher and it in no way influences my review. In fact, I really wanted to enjoy The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Unfortunately, after a few days to sit with this book and think about it, I still feel tepid at best towards it. Continue reading “The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin”
January is tough every year. I think its easy to start on a high with goals going into the new year and think you can conquer them immediately. I was hesitant to write this post because I thought I hadn’t read anything. However, it turns out I’m actually ahead of my reading pace I set out when 2018 start. I think the one lesson I can take from January is to give myself a break! Continue reading “Favorite Books of January 2018”
In November 2017, a complaint was lodged against The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas by a man to Katy Independent School District (KISD) school board. At this point, a “reconsideration committee” will be convened included one person who has experienced with the book and other members including library staff, district staff, students, parents and any other person that wants to be involved. This procedure was completely disregarded by the superintendent and this is why I’m helping put The Hate U Give back into communities in Katy, TX.
Most lifelong readers can relate to the journey of reading a book when you’re younger and then trying to remember the book when describing as an adult. Remember? That elusive favorite book of all time that slip away from your memory? And you forgot about it? Does that sound familiar? The one thing I always remember is the joy it gave you. The joy is always there. Today’s story time is about that joy from a mystery book I found in an elementary school library in Texas.
As I write this, we are seven days into the New Year. And the news has been really strange. One of the top headlines was that the US President was trying to silence a publication of a book called Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff. I had no intention of reading it, but when I received a copy from a friend, I decided to see what it was about.
Happy New Year! The photo above is the fireworks show that happens in the neighborhood near me. They don’t plan on it every year; it’s just a nice surprise to be able to drink wine and watch fireworks from my third floor apartment.
I’m one of THOSE PEOPLE that enjoy setting goals for myself when a new year starts. I didn’t used to be, but it was nice to have a few goals last year to check back to and see how I was doing. My word of the year continues to be the same: Change. However, I’m still going to be me, but hopefully I’ll be a better version of myself and continue to grow. I’ve got a few bookish goals I’d love to share with everyone so let’s get started! Continue reading “New Year, Same Bookish Cronk”
On, or around, November 20th, I realized I was going to fail 2017 NaNoWriMo. I was really excited about it this year and was more ready than ever to write something. However, when it came down to it, my writing was a mess. I’ve been trying to figure out how this would fit in with a blog about reading and life for a few weeks so hopefully this helps anyone who’s going in 2018 with some failure in 2017 and looking for encouragement. Continue reading “Failure”