1. No clue...had a major slump in August and haven‘t updated my Goodreads or #BulletJournal lists.
2. I fear that I‘ll sneeze while driving and end up in an accident during those few seconds my eyes are closed
3. Hip Hop/Rap (old school mainly)
4. May (wedding and the month I met my husband)
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
Ive been on a Harry Potter rereading binge. I still shed tears when reading this one. Not sure I‘m ready for the next one but I‘m diving in anyway.
This book did the trick of getting me out of my reading rut. Loved the characters, the snark and the depiction of motherhood. A bit disappointed by the ending because I wanted to hear more about each character‘s next steps. The narration was nicely done too!
2. Margaritas lately, lemonade everyday
3. Shaker Heights, Oh (Little Fires Everywhere). I lived in Cleveland and worked in Shaker around the time the book was set. I was familiar with a lot of things but would love to see the stuff that I wasn‘t aware of.
4. Pink? Purple?
5. Nope, blue 😂🤷🏽♀️
We enjoyed a visit to our local library. The boys earned their first summer reading prizes: a free book and a coupon for free ice cream (we racked up a ton of points with today‘s visit and various challenges we were able to complete). #blackboyjoy #brilliantblackboy #raisingreaders #boysreadtoo #librarianmom #kidsoflitsy
Anyone else doing a library #summerreadingchallenge with your little ones? We signed up late but have been enjoying it. They‘ve even become fans of #audiobooks and #ebooks as a result. #librarianmom #raisingreaders
Please help me wish @Louise a very Happy Birthday!🎂🎈🎁🎉
Awww...how‘ve I‘ve missed the old gang. Rereading the HP series which is long overdue. Still in love with the books and the #audiobook narration by Jim Dale.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 Read 2019-07-14
I don‘t know who or what prompted me to put this on my TBR list but I am so thankful because this book was amazing! I loved each member of the squad (admittedly some more than others) and their journey. Would love to see this on the big screen. I‘m sick I have to wait for book 2!!! 😱
No clue how this ending up on my TBR or who recommended it but I am loving this #audiobook 🎧 so far. The narration is great too!
Lord knows I‘m tired from the weight of racism, sexism, prejudice, intolerance & all the related issues. Cooper touches on many excellent points and although I agree on most all of them, I feel like our approaches and attitudes are different. I constantly struggle with my “voice” and level of rage. Sometimes I just want to get through a day without the bullshit. If you don‘t know what I‘m talking about then you should definitely read this. #blitsy
Been looking forward to this...here‘s hoping I don‘t end up in a serious #mood today. It‘s read by the author who‘s voice and pace work well in this audiobook format. I usually hate when authors read their own work. #blacklitsy #blitsy #ownvoices #readdiversebooks #blackgirlmagic #blacklivesmatter
Stopped by their dad‘s old college campus bookstore for new alumni gear and they found a new book (tagged) and stuffed animals to add to their collections. #kidsoflitsy #blackboyjoy #brilliantblackboys #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders
It‘s been so busy on the road these past few days that I haven‘t had much time to read. I just realized I only have 3 days left on this #audiobook hold 😳
Visiting Cleveland with the family and I made a quick stop at Shaker Heights Public Library‘s Main Branch. Many moons ago, I worked part time at the circulation desk. This job helped me to decide that I wanted to pursue a career as a librarian. I went in and was surprised to see Gail, one of the few women of color on staff, still at the desk. I was so pleased to tell her I was a FT Librarian. She said, “I guess we rubbed off on you & it stuck” 😂
I also had a chance to visit my old church and was so glad to discover their #afrocentric #LittleFreeLibrary I plan to ship a few books back to be included in the library because the titles in there were so old. This library could really benefit from some #ownvoices and #diversebooks as it sits in the center of a black neighborhood and is located next to the community center and daycare. #blitsy #blacklitsy
We visited friends in Caledonia, MI and spotted this Little Free Library. Kam and I stopped to check it out. It was so crammed with children‘s books that we could barely see the covers. I tried searching for it on littlefreelibrary.org but it doesn‘t seem to be registered. I felt bad that I didn‘t have any books to leave. I‘ve decided to keep a handful of books in my car to donate to any #littlefreelibrary that I stumble upon.
Unpacking and apparently I stuck #alaac19 books in every possible nook and cranny of my suitcase and book bag. Now I need to add them to my #LibraryThing @Litsy and #GoodReads catalogs/lists/shelves #swag #tbr Titles tagged below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
I'm so excited! My book chapter, A Shutterbug in a World of Bookworms: Photography as a Creative Outlet in Academic Librarianship will be published soon! I just received my advanced copy! 🤓😍
Hi strangers! Work has been crazy and my reading has taken a hit as a result. Doesn‘t help that I couldn‘t find anything that really grabbed my attention so I bailed on a few titles. This hold came in and got me out of my slump. Made great headway during a 4 hour drive today. #currentlylistening #audiobook
Read 2019-06-18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🎧
More reading time than I originally planned today. Oldest son broke 2 bones in his wrist on his first day of summer camp and we‘re at the 2nd of 2 hospitals. He‘s doing ok and the pain has subsided, we‘re both just ready to go home.
Update: He had a successful reduction (bone resetting) & surgery avoided. We got home about 3 am the next morning. As we checked out he told the nurses, “he had fun”. He‘s adjusting well. Pic taken upon discharge.
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!