So I posted a short video discussing new changes I would like to bring to my Booktube channel. I love reading will forever include reading as part of daily lifestyle but I wanted to incorporate other things. Check out my video and let me know what you think.
My thoughts/ review:
This is a really cute uplifting children’s book about a little girl named Rainbow and how she one day doesn’t like her name because she keeps getting teased at school. Her mom helps her change her mind about her name and helps her to love the name she was given. This book was done really well I loved illustrations and how colorful and bright they were. I believe this book can help young children with self esteem issues as well as self love. I think young children need more books like this, especially when the media is telling young kids to be and act a certain way instead of learning to love themselves.
Rating: 4.75 ⭐
*I would like to thank netgalley, the publisher, and the author for allowing me to read this book for my honest review**
One of the spin wheel choice
I decided to choose 5 books, so that’s 5 spins on the wheel and for the month I’ll try my best to read what was picked out for me.
April TBR picks
Synopsis to my tbr picks:
I also have like 2-3 other books that I already started that will be included in April’s TBR as a way for me to finish them. I have some planned ARCs I need to get to as well this month. So wish me luck this month will be busy for me but I’m looking to get as much reading done as I can.
Happy Reading 😊
Hey Kiddo is a graphic memoir about the author’s life growing up. He talks heavily about the absent of his mother and her being addicted to drugs. He was raised by his grandparents while his mother was in and out of his life.
Jarrett Krosoczka picked up a big talent and that was drawing, that all he wanted to do with his life was draw and paint and he was very good at it.
Throughout the story I felt all kinds of emotions for Jarrett and his situation. But in the end he remained strong and positive and didn’t fall down the same path as his mother. He had a dream of going to college and making something of himself, which he did.
This story is inspiring and encouraging and I enjoyed the positive ending, the artwork was cool as well.
Overall I enjoyed reading this story.
Let me know if you read this graphic novel and what did you think of it?
I just had my birthday this past February 20th and it’s always a big blessing to see another year and spend it with people I love and care about. But one thing I wanted most out of all my gifts (which I enjoyed just as well) we’re more books. So I did a quick video of a birthday book haul of all the books I got and sharing why I chose them. I’m excited to be getting to them very soon. And having these new books have definitely put me into a big reading mood. Hope you enjoy the video let me know if you are interested in any of the books I mentioned or if you read of these.
Wash Day Diaries sums up what I and I would say most black women with natural hair go through. I love the highlights on the struggle it is to take care of our natural hair yet, the time and care we also put into it.
I loved the characters they to represented what real sisterhood is. They stuck together, loved and supported each other. I loved that this story showed that we as black women need to start lifting each other up and not keep tearing us down over crazy insignificant things that don’t matter.
I feel this story showed respect and power something that has always been taking away from black women. Absolutely loved this!
***Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for allowing to read and review this**
This was a really good collection of short stories. The author wrote 10 different short stories about young black boys and different situations in their lives.
Some stories dealt with girls, living in the hood, dealing with violence, hiv, and sexual abuse. The author brought topics that I believe young boys growing up deal with and have a hard time talking about with older people.
Although this is considered a YA I enjoyed reading this and should be required reading for kids in middle school at least. I always feel Sharon Flake can turn realistic situations and make them more understandable for the reader to not be so judgemental.
As a mother to a 3rd grade boy I want to share this book with him and be able to talk to him about the different subjects that are presented. This I feel can be a great tool for parents.
Rating: 4.5 ⭐ synopsis for YOU DONT EVEN KNOW ME
My Thoughts/ Review:
This was a beautiful book of poetry. All about what it’s like being a black woman and the things we do on the daily. We love, give, help, educate but black women still aren’t recognized like they should be.
The author also talks about self love and self care. Something on the journey of doing for myself. She also mentioned about not putting a man before yourself. Something I often see way more than I should. She says to love him from a distance but still not lose yourself in the process. We a woman not just black women can get caught up in relationship that it tends to control everything in our life.
The author talked about putting yourself in first; love yourself. I strongly believe more women need to hear this. We do a lot with out children, work, school, family, ect and it’s time we take time for ourselves.
This was a nice fast paced poetry book and I enjoyed the author’s writing.
Synopsis for SOFT MAGIC
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Xoxo Nikki 🤎
This is a Read me romance podcast novella. I really enjoyed reading this story, this is the story of Nikki and Dean. Nikki is just trying to start brand new with a new job in a new town. She walks into a tattoo shop to get a tattoo for saying goodbye to her old life and old way of being.
She meets Dean her tattoo artist and they immediately have an attraction. They end up meeting again when Dean start classes at college not knowing Nikki is his professor.
This was a fun teacher -student story that actually seemed realistic. It was fun to know more of a background of Nikki as well as Dean on their issues outside of them wanting to be together.
I will definitely be reading more from this author.
My rating: 4.75 ⭐
Click for Synopsis: GRADING CURVES
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Xoxo Nikki 🤎