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Switching to Toni Morrison‘s latest, to celebrate the life of someone who gave so much to our world. I read Sula in my first ever college class, women‘s literature survey. Rest in Power, Beloved. #readblackwomen

staci.reads I'm stunned and heartbroken, realizing there will be no new work. 3mo
Bibliogeekery I love Sula so much! RIP 3mo
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February | Ellen Jackson
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My very very very belated February reads round up ⤵️

Total: eight (8) books
Not pictured: Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler, Akata Witch & Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (all #ebooks on #Kindle)
Favorites: The Broken Earth trilogy (!!!!!!!!!) & The Hate U Give

#ReadBlackWomen #ReadBlackAuthors #LLreads2019

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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February wrap-up... my reading was really down this month. Seems like falling on ice and injuring my hip and leg would give me more reading time, but nope!

14 books finished:

9 by black female authors #readblackwomen
4 #1001books
5 challenge books
5 #mountTBR books

I only finished one Anne Rice book this month, so I am now two books behind schedule on my #YearOfRice.

Favorites are pictured... The Fifth Season was my overall favorite. ❤️

Erinreadsthebooks I taught Raisin for years and years. Love it so much! 8mo
SW-T Hope your hip & leg are feeling better! 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome on the reading, not the injury. 8mo
vivastory Sorry to hear about your injury! 8mo
UwannaPublishme Ouch! Hope you‘re feeling better. 🌻 8mo
Liz_M Ooh no! Yeah, funny how painkillers and exhaustion from dealing with an injury hamper reading time. I hope you had some recovery time to watch movies /tv 8mo
sprainedbrain @Erinreadsthebooks I can‘t believe I hadn‘t ever read it. So good! 8mo
sprainedbrain @SW-T slowly getting there! 8mo
sprainedbrain @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😂😂 I figured that out! I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series. 8mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory Thanks! My kids make fun of me because apparently I hurt myself at least once a year... 😂 (edited) 8mo
sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme @Liz_M Today is the first day since I did it last Saturday that I have been able to rest and do nothing, so I‘m feeling much better today! 😃 8mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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If you know me, you know I‘m an Austen fangirl and I love Pride and Prejudice. I fully expected to love this ‘remix‘ and I did. It‘s smart, funny, and very thoughtful... it‘s a retelling, but with realistically modern characters and a meaningful storyline. It‘s a very well done YA romance with lots of poetic prose. The narration by Elizabeth Acevedo is soooo good, too. She really brings it to life.



Christine Wait, Elizabeth Acevedo narrates this?? Now I want to listen to it even more - LOVED The Poet X!! 8mo
SW-T Reading is very subjective 😂 I didn‘t care for Zuri at all, but sometimes listening instead of reading makes a difference! 8mo
sprainedbrain @Christine Yes, and after listening to her read this, I switched my hold for The Poet X from book to audio, because she reads that, too. Can‘t wait! 8mo
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sprainedbrain @SW-T Zuri annoyed me a little with her attitude, but I kept reminding myself that my teenage daughters annoy me sometimes, too. 😂 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks Well then, I'll switch my library hold to audio. Acevedo could read the phone book and I'd listen. 8mo
sprainedbrain @Erinreadsthebooks She‘s so good! 8mo
SW-T @sprainedbrain 🤣🤣 8mo
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My one-word review: Wow. This was my first time reading N.K. Jemisin, and I‘m glad I started here. Short stories are a great way to get a feel for an author‘s range of genres, styles, and themes. And Jemisin‘s got serious range! I love the mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and even foodie fic (is that a thing?). Her strong narrative voice pulls me in, and her haunting, thought-provoking stories stay with me.

#keepingitshort #readBlackwomen @TheNextBook

Bklover Well, I‘m convinced! Stacked! (And I‘ve already read The Fifth Season, which was wonderful!) 8mo
alysonwrites Yay! I haven‘t read The Fifth Season yet, but it‘s definitely on my TBR. 8mo
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A Raisin in the Sun | Lorraine Hansberry
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I saw a few posts this month about this play which reminded me I had it on my shelves. It was truly excellent, and I‘d like to see a live performance.

My daughter has yet another snow day today (actually for ice). We‘ve had 4 now, which is very unusual for us (at least in recent years). I swear these kids are going to go into “summer slide” in March!
#readblackwomen #Blackhistorymonth

Weaponxgirl I really loved this read this month too. I would love to see it performed live! 8mo
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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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I‘m not going to try to speed read another book today so thought I‘d post my stats today. I read 8 books this month and had one bail that I hated. All were part of #readblackwomen and I really enjoyed taking part.
March is women‘s history month and captain marvel is coming out at the cinema so I‘m going to be catching up on her comics for then.
I‘m also looking forward to trying a buddy read of Carson McCullers with @ephemeralwaltz !

ephemeralwaltz I need to get my hands on a copy! Will let you know soon :) 8mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz no worries, I can keep it for a bit from the library 😊 8mo
ephemeralwaltz Hi Shirley! Just ordered a used copy online. It might take a couple of weeks to get here so I'll keep you posted. Hope you can hold on to your library copy! Get a head start if you need to :) 8mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz no worries, I‘ve got it for a little while and it‘s kinda short. It should be good till yours is here 😊 I‘m excited to get going on it! 8mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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This book is AMAZING. Seriously, the best fantasy/sci-fi/post-apocalyptic book I have read in a long while. The world building is astounding, the writing is innovative, accessible, and gorgeous, the characters are fascinating, and the story is nonstop entertaining. I don‘t know why I waited so long, but I‘ve got the next one on hold now. I highly recommend the audio, read by one of my faves, Robin Miles.



vivastory And each book gets better and better! 8mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory I can‘t wait! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved this one! 8mo
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britt_brooke I haven‘t read this series, but my husband really liked it. Hope you enjoy the rest! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 8mo
hermyknee I just finished this one and am about 25% of the way into The Obelisk Gate 💜💜💜💜💜 8mo
TheSpineView I loved the whole series. I thought the series got even better as it went along. 8mo
Geeklet I loved this series so much! It‘s probably my favorite series in the last five years or so. 8mo
cathysaid Okay...I‘m not a huge sci-fi/fantasy reader, but I‘m gonna give this one go! 8mo
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"I shouldn‘t be asking when things got this bad. I should ask why I ever thought things had gotten better." - Zelie

#2019mood #Orisha #BlackHistoryMonth
#ReadBlackWomen #FirstPost #LitsyVirgin

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