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Bite-Size Backlist Books for Your TBR

Last year I confidently set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal at 12 books. Surely I could read one book a month, especially after exceeding my Challenge goal the previous two years. Right? Apparently not, because I struggled to read the 6 I did log and most were for review assignments. I had a major case…

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Annual What I Watched (2021)

I watched a lot of TV in 2021…way more than I ever have. Typically I choose reading over watching TV, but last year I couldn’t get into books. Eventually I succumbed to watching whatever I wanted, which amounted to 87 shows, movies, and documentaries. That number makes me feel 🥴, but I may as well…

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Annual Favorite Products (2021)

I’m a dedicated fan and buyer of many brand products, but these made the list of my favorite new-to-me items that I tried and loved in 2021. I love a good list (see the Moleskine journals below) and enthusiastically sharing my great buys to anyone who will listen. Clothing Aerie Boyfriend T-Shirts (Link)I haven’t shopped…

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True Story: I Was Inside A Tornado

This interview first appeared on the blog Yes & Yes in 2014 as part of a True Story interviews series (blog post link). No details of the interview have been changed below. Due to this, some answers may be outdated. Tell us a bit about yourself.My name is Ashley. I’m 28 and live in Central…

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Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

All Enchanted Jones wants to do is sing. She’s one of Parkwood High School’s only Black students and a member of the swim team. One afternoon, she tricks her mom into taking her to a singing competition audition and before its Enchanted’s turn, R&B superstar Korey Fields arrives. Her audition doesn’t go as planned, but…

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The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

Maya Harris is Deaf. After a move from New Jersey to Colorado, Maya begins attending a hearing high school. They provide an interpreter and assign student council member Nina to help Maya acclimate to her new surroundings. Nina quickly becomes her friend, but Maya is still the only Deaf student and having Kathleen interpret for…

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