I really enjoyed this storyline and the main characters as their love story unfolds and changes. Alternating narrators did a great job. More (spoiler) in the comments. 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
This book hit me directly in the feels. It poses all the hard questions and doesn‘t attempt to provide a neat ending with all the answers. This book needs to be in the hands of all black teens, especially young men. If you give a damn about black lives, then you should read it. And if you don‘t, you definitely need to read it and get a clue.
#ownvoices #readdiversebooks #blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter
Enjoying the playground and Kam took a break to look at my book. He picked out some of his sight words.
#boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #boymom #brilliantblackboy #blacklivesmatter#ownvoices #blitsy #blacklitsy #kidsoflitsy #litsykids #pocauthor #yareaddiversebooks
Another year of volunteering at the Friends Warehouse. I spent the day cleaning up the grounds and was too pooped to really shop at the end of the day. Oh well, just means I have to return soon.
1️⃣ “She nods and heads back to the kitchen. Returns with a dish full of jasmine rice WITH THREE CHUNKS OF BUTTER MELTING INTO IT.”
😳🤮 The travesty! Butter is NOT meant for rice!!
2️⃣ “ “It‘s fucked up — there‘s no escaping the BMC,” Quran says.
”Yeah. Black Man‘s Curse. World‘s got diarrhea and dudes like us are the toilet. “”
#blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter
I dread the day that we have this conversation with our boys but we must equip them with any and every tool available to them.
#raisingblackboys #boystomen #blacklitsy #blitsy #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #pocauthors #blacklit #ya #boysreadtoo #blacklivesmatter
Testing the new library tagging feature! At the recent Nnedi Okorafor booktalk and signing at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
1. Click Search (magnifying glass in web or app version)
2. Type name of library/bookstore as a BOOK search
3. Choose location
4. Add photo/text
Haven‘t been able to find anything that really pulls me in so I‘m checking this one out. #currentlylistening #audiocommute #audiodriving #readdiversebooks #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoice #pocauthors #blacklitsy #blitsy
Ok, finally checking out some of the newest website features and decided to import my Goodreads “Read“ list. Whoa!!! Didn't take long and now my Read list is synced in both places!! 😍@timspalding and the Litsy Team....great job!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖2019.05.10 This took me a shamefully long time to finish (y'all know I'm a slow reader). I really enjoyed this quirky book...I really had no idea where the path would lead and I was pleasantly suprised. And who knew I'd learn so much about Antartica!
I love a book set in a library or featuring library workers....this one however is not doing it for me. Maybe I‘ll return to it in the future...strangely feels like a winter read. Anyway...on to something else. Life‘s too short to read a lackluster book.
Coffee and #currentlyreading book makes the barbershop wait ideal. My littles are in the background on their tablets. Have a movie date with the hubs later to see Avengers Endgame and the boys are heading to Grandmas. All the makings of a very chill Saturday.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 2019.05.02
I loved this entire series (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the series as a whole)! Each character was interesting and added their own twist to the story, I loved the humor...I snorted throughout each book. Sort of a Steampunk Harry Potter/Twilight/Mary Poppin/007 mashup? I don‘t recall who the recommendation derived from but I ended up listening to all 4 books back-to-back. #BlameLitsy for the win yet again.
The boys #haul from the #OhioanaBookFestival They made a few crafts, and happily took offers of all free candy (mysteriously not available for the photo). There was a great selection of children‘s titles and activities. The author‘s were also very good with the kids. Thanks for the cool bookmarks @cobwebmoth
Getting an autographed copy to add to our collections. Big brother walked around the entire festival before coming back here to choose his book. #OhioanaBookFestival
Warning: Pity Party. Work has been unusually stressful. Although I‘m looking forward to the #OhioMeetup tomorrow I feel very scattered and unprepared. Sunday is my oldest son‘s 6th birthday party which had me running around all week. I‘ve neglected my #LitsyPenPals and haven‘t really had time to just enjoy my Litsy feed. I‘m blessed to have such a full life but I need a break.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019.04.25 I‘m binging this series...love it!
Currently reading and thoroughly enjoying. So tempted to skip to the end just to figure out what happened!! 😬
Hello #BuckeyeLittens! Time for another #OhioMeetup at the #OhioanaBookFestival. Let‘s meet at the Carnegie Cafe on the 1st floor of the Main Library (https://www.columbuslibrary.org/locations/Main%20Library) at 9:30 am. #litsyhappenings #litsymeetups #meetups
A cute, geeky retelling of Cinderella. One of those instanceS where I felt that a POC character was written into the story but given little development or context. It felt lazy...considering how many details went into the faux fandom that the story was built on. That said, it still managed to be a fun read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📕2019.04.05. The pic is a few days old (I treated myself to lunch at PF Chang‘s). I‘m so sad to see this series come to an end. A great series overall with multiple plot lines that held their own (and adequately wrapped up in the end). This will become a gifting favorite because I want everyone to read it!
I told myself....”you have a ton of unread books at home”, “you have a ton of stuff to do today and don‘t have time” .... my car made the turn and took me to the Friends Book Warehouse (totally out of my control). At least I restrained myself and only bought these 3 books for only $7. #winning #NoWillPower #INeedAMeeting #BookloversAnonymous #IMayHaveAProblem #HelloMyNameIsChelleo #ButImALibrarian #ThisIsTotallyProfessional
⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019.04.05. I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first book in the series. The #audiobook experience was lacking because the narrator had a pretty bad Scottish accent (it came off as more African than Scottish). Her internal struggle was hard to deal with but I get that it helped move the story along. #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #romantsy
Author/illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler of the tagged book was a guest author at my son‘s school. We purchased a copy and he signed this autographed doodle to the boys. Such a fun little book too. #boysreadtoo #kidsoflitsy #brilliantblackboy #blackboyjoy
⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧📕2019.03.31 Overall a good read. The main character was a bit annoying. LOTS of details & inner dialogue slowed the pace. The villain was most enjoyable bc she was so unnerving & unpredictable. The world-building was nice...would make for an interesting on-screen adaptation. I want to know what happens in book 2 but not sure I wouldn‘t just skip to the middle to see how things ends up.
Thanks @Endowarrior21 for this #BHMSwap book.
I have the house to myself and am listening to my audiobook via my Google Home speaker. Belles is such an interesting story. Not sure I like any of the characters and this extreme take on beauty is wild. Still reading RPP which is slow going because of my schedule but I am enjoying it knowing it‘s the last book of the series.
Saturday morning reading while my guys are getting haircuts and my mister is chopping it up with the barbers. #boymom
I really enjoyed this romance. It was a nice change of pace. Feels a bit like a Wakandan Princess Diaries. Her ongoing diagnosis of a fuckboy throughout the story was pretty funny.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2019-03-22 🎧 ✊🏾 #blitsy #blacklitsy #pocauthor #diversebooks #ownvoices
I don't normally do weekday events but I'm going to make this happen! And how did I miss that she's a Cincinnati native??!!??
So many items on hold but nothing is available yet...I can't wait 😫😫
Hey #OhioLittens ... The #OhianaBookFestival is taking place next month. Seems like a prime opportunity for an #OhioMeetup
I‘m trying to sort out my schedule (it‘s also my son‘s birthday weekend) so it would be a huge help to have someone else be able to help with planning in case I can‘t swing it. Any of our Columbus friends available to scout out a meeting place nearby?
Ok, I‘m slightly obsessed with this series. Within an hour of finishing book 2 at the dentist‘s office, I stopped by the store to pick up book 3 on my way home! I‘m not sure I‘m ready for the series to be over 😱