2019 · Bookish · Bradley W. Wright · Diversity · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · Why I Write??? · YA

WHY I WRITE??? #7 ft Bradley W. Wright

I write because I have a strong need to make art. I’ve always felt it. My first career was as a professional ballet dancer. Later I took up photography, printmaking, and painting. I began writing after my son was born. When you have a kid and a full-time job you don’t have long stretches of…… Continue reading WHY I WRITE??? #7 ft Bradley W. Wright

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Children's Book · Diversity · Hena Khan · Islam · Muslim · Own Voices

Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

Blurb Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she…… Continue reading Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Bradley W. Wright · Children's Book · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Fantasy · Fiction · Hena Khan · Madeline J. Reynolds · Muslim · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · Paranormal · Quotes I Devoured This Month · Sara Crawford · Wrap Up · YA

Quotes I Devoured This Month: March 2019

(A monthly wrap up with a twist.) “Be brave. Be adventurous.” “It was amazing the illusion of familiarity a simple shortening of someone’s name could create.” “That’s one of the things I really like about you. Everything through your eyes is magical.”   Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to…… Continue reading Quotes I Devoured This Month: March 2019

Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · YA

Book Review of The Place Inside the Storm: A coming of age, dystopian story of a girl named Tara, who goes on a journey of self-discovery and learns more about neurodiversity.

The Place Inside the Storm takes place in the near future, 2038, where the word Autism has been deleted from dictionaries and published papers. Tara is a 14 years old girl who is extremely intelligent and struggles to make friendships. Her only current friend is Xel, an AI that looks like a cat. Her parents…… Continue reading Book Review of The Place Inside the Storm: A coming of age, dystopian story of a girl named Tara, who goes on a journey of self-discovery and learns more about neurodiversity.

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Top 18 in 2018: Awesome Books I Read in 2018

I really enjoyed working on this annual series last year, so I have decided to do it again for 2018. Today, I will be sharing with you my favorite 18 books that I have read this year. If you want to check my review for any specific title, then feel free to click on its…… Continue reading Top 18 in 2018: Awesome Books I Read in 2018

2019 · Bookish · Diversity · Indie Authors · LGBTQIA · Own Voices · Queer · Why I Write???

WHY I WRITE??? #6 ft Em Ali

I write for totally selfish reasons: it’s fun and it helps me smile. I am not a prolific writer; my brain doesn’t have a storage for lots of ideas yet, but I have poured some of my heart into the words I’ve let out so far. Writing Soft on Soft in 2018 wasn’t planned at…… Continue reading WHY I WRITE??? #6 ft Em Ali

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Book Review of Brave Enough- A raw, honest, heartbreaking, and beautiful story.

Blurb Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory’s artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason’s life. But that’s about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it’s much…… Continue reading Book Review of Brave Enough- A raw, honest, heartbreaking, and beautiful story.