I did a little #audiocooking today- Copycat PF Chang‘s lettuce wraps and saffron rice. 😋
This book is amazing. Angie Thomas is Queen. I highly recommend the audiobook! Being able to hear all of Bri‘s raps adds something magical to the story.
this book as amazing. it tells you to stand up for yourself and to think about your actions. it also teaches you to be mindful of other's recommendations. this book was filled with excitement and anticipation for what will happen next. every page is important in its own way
Surprise #litsylove packages from @nelehelen and @Dawnrod1970 Thank you ladies!!! Our group is magical and always seems to send me things at just the moment when I need cheering up. Can‘t wait to dive into these. 😊💜🤗
Angie Thomas is such a wonderful author, in that her character development is always on point. This story also touches on social issues such as poverty, mild drug usage, gang violence, & media representation of black & female rappers. I loved listening to the audio version of this book, & think it added a fun element especially around the rap scenes. It was a good read, but THUG still has my heart!
Hopefully I'll finish this one today on the ferry - thanks again for this one @libby1 😀
It‘s official...Angie Thomas and I are besties (she just doesn‘t know it yet). I was telling her that THUG was the first book where I saw myself in the Mom! The music references (Juvenile) made me feel officially old when I read it 😂🤣😂 She apologized 😂😂😂 She was great...if she‘s anywhere in driving distance...get in your car and go! #blacklitsy #blitsy #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #ownvoices
How does Angie Thomas write such compelling characters and stories? This isn't quite as good as THUG because the issues don't feel as immediate and heavy, but it's still a stellar book.
#booked2019 #featuresamusician @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #pop19 #bookwrittenbyamusician
Bri has everything stacked against her - a person of color, recovering drug addict mom, dad killed by gang members, lives in the projects and a hot quick temper. On the plus side, she has an older brother who looks out for her, grandparents, she goes to an arts school, and she's a great rapper. We follow Bri's journey as she's 'on the come up'.
#selfcare Even though I'm in a new city and only have a week to sightsee before orientation and classes, I'm giving myself permission to take a rest day in my apartment and just chill. In recent months I've been doing great with chronic illness, but sometimes everything catches up to me and I get so tired I can't move. Skipped my run today and laid in bed finishing my audiobook instead. 2/12 books for #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr3 #bookdragons
Last night I walked to Indian Rock Park to watch the sun set over the Bay. I got plenty of audiobook time in during my 1.25 hours walking (were those tears from the cold wind or from this heartbreaking book?). I think this might become a tradition, depending on how crazy school gets! #audiowalk
Having a hard time getting the coloration right for a pic of this piece (the background should be a dark black), but after a restorative evening of #audiostitching I just finished this! (Future gift for a musical aunt) So healing to sit and stitch with a good #audiobook after 2.5 weeks of traveling across the country and then moving into an unfurnished apartment. 😊 Made great progress on this book too! #crossstitch
1st run in my new city! I didn't set an alarm for my first morning alone in Berkeley, which is good because I managed to sleep in until after 7. Then I had a fun run exploring the area near my apartment! There are so many flowers on the residential streets that I've never seen before. #BFC Check-in: ✔️4 runs. Didn't finish any books, but I'll have more time to read this week. #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr3 #bookdragons @Hestapleton @wanderinglynn
Quick little #audiorun at 6:15 am on my first morning in Santa Fe! I think the elevation was getting to me a bit - I'm used to running at close to sea level, and Santa Fe is 7,199 feet above sea level. 😵 We all got a little bit of altitude sickness coming in last night, but we're hydrating well. 👍 Started listening to the tagged audiobook! I loved The Hate U Give, so I'm excited about this one! 😊 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr3 #bookdragons
Loved it! It was interesting reading this right after Evicted, as Bri‘s family struggles with poverty. I felt I was better able to understand that part of her life. Her having to constantly remind her friends about their struggles seemed to ring true as well.
I enjoy how fast @angiethomas novels read because there is so much dialogue and getting right to the heart of the matter. The reader is not bogged down by long descriptions of the setting.
What an amazing ride Ms. Thomas. Excellent characterization. Love Curtis. You really know how to write about young people and their problems -gangs, drug dealing, discrimination of minorities and the impoverished. I just wished you kept the cussing to a minimum, but I know that it is a reality to which I'm not familiar. I loved the acronym GOAT (Greats of All Time). Thanks for making this book.
Angie Thomas is a master of voice. This book is every bit as good as The Hate You Give, and I really felt like I was in the head of the main character Bri. I loved watching her relationships with her mom, brother, aunt, and friends evolve. I highly recommend this to young and not young adults alike!
Angie Thomas has done it again!!
I wasn‘t into reading YA fiction until “The Hate U Give” & this one plopped into my lap.
I will read any story Thomas puts on a page.
Thomas nailed it in “On The Come Up” stylistically. A masterful job in hooking me from page one, spot on character development, and superb use of dialogue throughout.
“On the Come Up” delivers relevant themes & an impassioned message for all ages & walks of life.
She‘s done it again!!! I will read anything by Angie Thomas. “I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.”
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I checked a couple days ago and saw that it was back, not sure exactly when this happened, and at that point it wouldn‘t load correctly for me, but it seems that all has been resolved now.
Need new book recommendations? Go get ‘em!!
Bri was born to be a rapper. Like her father before her she hones her talent, which is considerable, but life is complicated. As promises of fame and fortune are made Bri struggles to answer the question, “Who are you?”
This is another stellar book from the writer of The Hate U Give, and another brilliant audio performance from Bahni Turpin.
I‘m no where near the demographic for this book, but I loved it. The people were real, the messages were real. A great afternoon‘s read. 👍🏻
I‘ve been in on my own all day today, that so rarely happens it‘s weird!! So I read....
Excellent second novel by Angie Thomas. I was so happy to see her writing, story construction, and character development are getting better and better. On the Come sup will keep you glued until the end. This novel has a lot more twists and turns than The Hate U Give. I highly recommend the audiobook which is read to perfection. I‘m not a lover of reading YA but I was thoroughly entertained reading On the Come Up.
This book was really good! I liked this book better than, The Hate U Give. I felt more connected to Bri and I liked the romance aspect.
😣The end of the season definitely crept up on me for this season of #booked2019!
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-Indigenous Author- Apple in the Middle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Features a Musician- On the Come Up- #currentlyreading
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-Food or Beverage on Cover- When Dimple met Rishi ⭐️⭐️⭐️