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Book Writing #1: Camp NanoWrimo Week 1 Wrap Up!

What is Book Writing…? Click here to read all about this new blog series. I will be honest with you all. I have done Camp NanoWrimo before, but I never managed to stick to it throughout the entire month, writing a max of 7K words in total. This time though, things have changed. I rediscovered…… Continue reading Book Writing #1: Camp NanoWrimo Week 1 Wrap Up!

Book Writing... · Bookish · Camp NanoWrimo · Creative Writing · Introduction · Mental Illness · NanoWrimo · Own Voices · SFF · YA

Introducing: Book Writing…

  In January 2016, Christine from PolandBananasBooks started a series on Youtube called Book Writing, where she documented her book writing journey. The idea might be simple, but it is genius! Imagine having a place where all of the thoughts, emotions, and issues that you went through while writing a book, were documented and saved. I…… Continue reading Introducing: Book Writing…

2018 · African Literature · Bookish · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Own Voices · WOC

Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

African Literature · Book Review · Bookish · Historical Fiction · Own Voices

Book Review- Of Captivity & Kings: A storyline that is very captivating and rich in African culture!!!!!!

Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Book Review- Of Captivity & Kings: A storyline that is very captivating and rich in African culture!!!!!!

Book Review · Bookish · Fiction · L.M. Valiram · Own Voices · WOC

Mini Review- Part Star Part Dust: A story that will leave your heart and soul stuck in a Tug of War!

A millionaire, a widow and a monk. A plane crash. In this poignant and unforgettable debut novel three destinies are linked for eternity in a tale narrated by Time. Meet Radha. She was left in a dumpster on the side streets of Mumbai to die as she was born; premature and undernourished. Meet Mira. At…… Continue reading Mini Review- Part Star Part Dust: A story that will leave your heart and soul stuck in a Tug of War!

Book Review · Bookish · Depression · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Non-Fiction · Own Voices

Book Review- Ending the Cycle of Abuse:”He decided that he can get over it by just saying that he is what he sets himself to be.”

I loved the title because it showed that you can still be okay and move on with your life despite your childhood trauma. However………… What I liked: The author failing many times after deciding to try to no tallow the past influence his present and future. This was so realistic and authentic that I was…… Continue reading Book Review- Ending the Cycle of Abuse:”He decided that he can get over it by just saying that he is what he sets himself to be.”

Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Fiction · HMH Books for Young Readers · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Own Voices · YA

Book Review- Under Rose-Tainted Skies: Norah’s voice, and the actions of the people who love & support her are so unique & precious that I didn’t want this story to come to an end.

I LOVE! I ADORE! I STAN! Under Rose-Tainted Skies is an #OwnVoices mental health novel that was brilliantly written by Louise Gornall. I listened to the audiobook, and I was surprised with how perfect the narration was. The way Norah talked and thought was incredibly, well voiced. The rushed thoughts running through her mind, and…… Continue reading Book Review- Under Rose-Tainted Skies: Norah’s voice, and the actions of the people who love & support her are so unique & precious that I didn’t want this story to come to an end.