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Sci-Fi Sunday: Afrofuturism

Definition: Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, history and fantasy to explore the African-American experience and aims to connect those from the black diaspora with their forgotten African ancestry. Well, that’s a complicated...

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Why We Need Queer Literature

Confession time. I have not always been comfortable with reading LGBTQ+ books. I also was not comfortable with reading romance novels marketed to black people. My thought process was “This wasn’t written for me.”...

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22 Books that Define My Reading Taste

This list feels excessive. I was trying to fit something in from each genre/subgenre I read extensively. I say extensively because I will read anything,  including cereal boxes. I also picked books that have...

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So You Want to Write a Book Review…

It has come to my attention that there are some reviewers out there who don’t know how to write a book review. By that I mean they are slamming books and the author and...

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Sci-Fi Sunday: Science Fiction Quotes

I’ve had a rough week. I was originally going to do an author profile of one of favourite science fiction authors, but I don’t have the energy or brain power. Instead, I am going...

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Book Challenges

At the rate things are going, I am going to be out of content before Banned Book Week gets here. I live in Virginia and politicians here are trying to catch up to the...

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The Book Life…in Memes

I think it’s obvious Marie Kondo was not an English major, and probably has never known one… During my undergrad I was averaging 23 required books a semester. I have a small bookcase just...