Top Ten Tuesday | Debuts that Deserve More Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where book bloggers are invited to share their top ten lists centered on a certain theme. This week’s theme was books I loved with fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads, but since I’ve done similar lists before, I decided to instead talk about […]

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? February 18, 2019

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date. The folks at Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given #IMWAYR a new lens by focusing on books for kids & teens. Check out their blogs to see what they’re reading! WHAT I READ LAST WEEK     Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen […]

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Review | Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan

Watch Us Rise is a love letter to the space where art and activism intersect. Jasmine and Chelsea are both artists—Jasmine an actress and Chelsea a poet—who are disgusted by the racism and sexism that even their progressive, social justice focused high school is rife with. The blog that the two girls create to showcase poetry and other works about feminism quickly takes on a life of its own. The movement spans to a range of different art forms and voices, which ignites tensions within their school. This novel reminds us that there is so much work to be done; both Chelsea and Jasmine note how social change is widely celebrated despite the fact that racism and sexism are still huge issues, even in social justice circles.

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Library Haul | February 16, 2019

“Library Haul” is my weekly post where I share all the things I brought home from the library this week! One of my favorite things about being a librarian is bringing home stacks of exciting new reads: books I snagged as soon as they hit the “New arrivals” shelf, hidden gems I stumbled upon in […]

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TBR Lows & Highs | February 14, 2019

TBR Highs & Lows is a meme hosted by Destiny at Howling Libraries(one of my favorite book blogs!), where bloggers feature the books at the bottom of their TBRs (the “lows”) and highlight new additions to the list (the “highs”). Visit Howling Libraries for more info if you’re interested in participating! Here’s some of the books at […]

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Review | The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson has once again crafted a can’t-put-down novel about teens at a stand-still learning how to move forward. Like many of his previous novels, The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried explores real themes in a contemporary setting while using sci-fi and fantastical elements as a frame. The novel is told in alternating perspectives between Dino and July, who spend the novel trying to figure out why July has returned from the dead, and what happens next. Together, these former best-friends revisit the events that made their relationship go up in flames, while deciding if July’s return is a chance to repair their friendship or a chance to let it go.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Book Couples

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where book bloggers are invited to share their top ten lists centered on a certain theme. This week’s theme is favorite book couples! I’ve been reading more romance recently and listening to some romance audiobooks, and this theme was perfect to get in […]

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? February 11, 2019

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date. The folks at Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given #IMWAYR a new lens by focusing on books for kids & teens. Check out their blogs to see what they’re reading! WHAT I READ LAST WEEK     The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, audiobook […]

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Library Haul | February 9, 2019

“Library Haul” is my weekly post where I share all the things I brought home from the library this week! One of my favorite things about being a librarian is bringing home stacks of exciting new reads: books I snagged as soon as they hit the “New arrivals” shelf, hidden gems I stumbled upon in […]

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Blog Tour | Camp Activities Inspired by To Night Owl from Dogfish

  Avery and Bett aren’t thrilled to be attending camp with each other but they end up having more fun than they expected and become best friends. In honor of their friendship, I paired up with my real life best friend Hallie @ Book Loaner (the Avery to my Bett) for this blog tour.   […]

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