Quote of the Day – February 20, 2021

Upcoming Books by Black Authors

For Black History Month, there are many book recommendations out there and mostly, its already published books. But what about the upcoming books? This year, we have a slew of exciting upcoming books, and it also includes books that Black Authors are releasing. So make sure you have your pen and paper out! You will want to add these upcoming releases to your ever-growing TBR pile and rush over to Bookshop.org to preorder these anticipating titles:

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16 Books to Read on Austen’s Birthday

Today is Jane Austen’s birthday! And there is no better way to celebrate the great novelist by reading great books about her. So curl up in your favorite reading chair and raise a cup of tea to our favorite author and see why over these past 200 years, her legacy endures on:

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Quote of the Day – September 23, 2020

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Christie at 130: Great Agatha Christie Reads to Start With

Happy birthday to the Queen of Mystery! Today marks the 130th birthday anniversary of the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie. My love for Christie’s talent to web a good mystery is a recent discovery and the only I regret I have is that I didn’t discover her sooner! Her ability to create a good mystery and have you hooked from beginning to end is a feat that not every author can achieve.

Are you looking for a Christie novel but you don’t know which one to start with? Christie wrote 74 novels, 16 plays and 28 short story collections, so it may be hard to figure out which book to start. Here are some great book recs that will have you love Christie as mush as I do:

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Quote of the Day – August 30, 2020

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Quote of the Day – September 15, 2019

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Trailer for Movie About Mary Shelley Released

A movie trailer about the literary author, Mary Shelley, author of the novelĀ Frankenstein, has just been released. The movie stars Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley and Douglas Booth as Percy Bysshe Shelley. Continue reading “Trailer for Movie About Mary Shelley Released”

My Race Does Not Define My Reading

Oreo.

Boogie.

Snob.

These are some terms that I have been associated with when I was in middle school. I was teased for my musical preference. I was tormented for the way that I talked (and not only for my lisp) and how I presented myself. I never embodied the stereotype of a black person, whatever that is supposed to be. I had to deal with comments from friends, classmates, even from my own family, just because I didn’t live up to their or society’s expectations for the color of my skin. It took me a long time to finally accept me for me and if people don’t like it, that’s their problem.

But the conflict with my personality and societal expectations is on the rise and this time, books are at the forefront.

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