A lot of people will argue that books are better than movies, but I can’t say I have ever tried to argue books versus a Netflix series… So how about it? Maybe you’ve heard of Firefly Lane, after all, it seems to have been at the top 10 in the US for the past few weeks. I did a book review on this one a few years ago, and when I saw it coming to Netflix, you could say that I was excited to see an adaptation pan out.
For young adult readers, I think this book is a good one to pick up— especially for young black readers who have been missing representation for far too long. As a fantasy novel, I think this was a solid debut for Brown and though I had some qualms with it, I’ve been reading a bit like a writer and a reader so of course, I get picky. She set the scene and really found her rhythm with steady writing for the most part; I think this book has a place on a lot of people’s shelves as a set up for a solid duology and I’m interested to see where this next book goes.
The book I have for you today is a bit of a cross between my Poetry Place and usual Bookworms, mostly because I’ve found myself missing poetry more lately these days. I have been turning to more voices of color and specifically, Black voices, to hear what those around me who are like me need to say.
In a timely fashion, I think it’s a good time to bring it back because I’m reading it with different eyes. It's about coming to terms with systematic racism just as much as it’s about coming of age with one’s own identity.
When I stumbled upon this book, I didn’t realize that the characters in it would be in the same situation but for very different reasons. But it got me out of my life for a little while and into another pair of shoes. Into another city, another life. This story is heartwarming and sad and a slight rollercoaster too, one that I think was worth the (in my opinion) short read. So without further ado, here it is.
The book I’ve chosen for you today is one that deals with change, the kind that we’re all facing even while it might look a little different. One way or another, your life or those within this book, it’s all a paradigm shift. Maybe you don’t know how to handle it all—trust me, the main character in this book had no idea. So if you give it a chance, you just might find a way while Edward does too.
Happy Tuesday and welcome to another round of Book Worms; I've got a pretty good read for you today. As you know, it's Black History Month and though I read this book a little while back, I thought it was a good one to bring into my post for the day. Made into a motion…Read more Book Worms–The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Fault in Our Stars, Love, Simon, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and countless more do what they do well. Each of these was both a book and a movie—and both turned out quite nicely. Sure, my opinion might be a little biased depending on my tastes against yours, but hear me out on this one. Some books just don’t measure up.
Photo by Oladimeji Odunsi on Unsplash It’s the fourth Tuesday of the Month and the last post for Black History Month, so it’s about time I got back on track and gave you what you’re looking for… Welcome to Bookworms, BHM edition! Today, I want to review one of my favorites and one of the few pieces of…Read more The Help– A Book Review
It’s Christmas day, but as they say, writers never take a day off. So happy Bookworms day!