I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala
This is your ticket into the world of anti-racism! It's a short book, only 160 pages, and an easy read for all - it has pictures and activities and everything! But in those 160 pages, Tiffany Jewell manages to pack a real punch and deliver so many messages about: BIPoC history (a varied, deep, eye-opening… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell
I didn't know if I would like this book. I actually bought it a while ago, but it was only after watching the AMAZING TV show Little Fire Everywhere, that I was drawn back to the author again and her way of writing about people's lives and race and the psychology of how our past… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng
I loved this book. I adored it! It was everything: emotional, sweet, funny, socially relevant, politically important, real and raw, hopeful and positive, beautiful, sad, mysterious, scary, informative, horrific... everything! It is a Middle-Grade/Young Adult fiction book. It's only 203 pages, I think. I read it on the night and finished it the next morning.… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes
I loved this book! Simple, review done! Joking aside, this book was unexpectedly great. I bought it because my favourite YouTuber (Kalyn Nicholson) always mentions it. To be honest, I feared it would be some wishy-washy nonsense. Oh, how I was wrong! It was wonderfully written and easy to read, firstly, which is unexpected from… Continue reading Book Review of Sacred Powers: This Book Has Changed Me!
Know myself A lot of people become writers because they're avid readers first. Not me. I only became a big reader later in life. I read when I was younger, but not much. I'm actually ashamed of how little my have-read pile is compared to the must-read pile. I love TV and film and I… Continue reading Why I Write Books: World Book Day Inspired
These are books that I've read or want to read that relate to mental health or bettering your life (and in turn your mental health)... *Warning, some of these books may deal with heavy subject matter* Reasons to Stay Alive Notes on a Nervous Planet It's Kind of a Funny Story Turtles All The Way… Continue reading World Book Day: 15 Mental Health Reads
It is great that nowadays we are seeing more female heroes in books, film, and TV. However, I don't think (and many agree) that the strong female character is actually doing what it's supposed to do. Let me explain. A strong female character is supposed to show young girls, and even women, that they can… Continue reading Rethinking the Strong Female Character
Kindle (or other e-Readers) Pros: Can store millions of books without worrying about space Can't decide which book to bring on vacation? Your Kindle has a horde ready and waiting on one device. Easier to hold than a heavy book or a book that you don't want to ruin the spine of Can highlight and… Continue reading Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?
All writers are storytellers. Whether you are writing a novel or a blog post, you are essentially telling a story. But how do you become a better storyteller? How do you ensure that your narrative and characters aren't dry and boring? How do you make it all feel real whether it is a non-fiction or… Continue reading How to Be a Better Storyteller