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Review: Nexis by A.L. Davroe (+ Giveaway!)

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Today I’m going to be reviewing Nexis by A.L. Davroe as part of the blog tour celebrating the release of the sequel, Redux. Since it’s part of a tour, there’s also some promotional info at the bottom of the post about both books AND there’s a giveaway where you could win a pretty awesome prize pack, so be sure to check it out! Make sure you check out the other stops on the tour, too.

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I was tagged by Swetlana and Sandra from Reading Through the Nights to do this award awhile ago. As usual, it’s taken me awhile to get to it, but alas. Here I am 😛 Thank you again for the tag!

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Published: July 14th, 2015 by Spiegel & Grau | Series: N/A | Length: 152 pages | Genre: Nonfiction, memoir | Source: Bought | Possible Triggers: Racism, police brutality

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Summary from Goodreads:

In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal and historical events, from his time at Howard University to the Civil War, the author poignantly asks and attempts to answer difficult questions that plague modern society. In this short memoir, the “Atlantic” writer explains that the tragic examples of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and those killed in South Carolina are the results of a systematically constructed and maintained assault to black people–a structure that includes slavery, mass incarceration, and police brutality as part of its foundation. From his passionate and deliberate breakdown of the concept of race itself to the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, Coates powerfully sums up the terrible history of the subjugation of black people in the United States. A timely work, this title will resonate with all teens–those who have experienced racism as well as those who have followed the recent news coverage on violence against people of color.

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The Fake Death Trope and Why I Hate It

The Fake Death Trope and Why I Hate It

I was recently watching The 100 and once again, the fake death trope made an appearance (don’t worry, I won’t say who it was and spoil it). You know the trope: a character dies some horrible death, you get really upset and mourn them, and then a little while later… SURPRISE. They aren’t really dead. They somehow survived that horrible death that we saw unfold.

I used to like this trope. But I truly hate it now.

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WWW Wednesday (3/22)

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Hello everyone! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s very simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m still reading The Hate U Give, although I’ve had to set aside for a few days. There was another book (listed below) that I had to read for class which I finished last night and now I have to get a book done for a blog tour spot on Monday. My time management skills have been crap recently, haha. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to it soon.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas book cover

What did you recently finish reading?

I had to read Between the World and Me for a sociology course and I really enjoyed it. I’m not quite sure how I feel about a few things, but overall, it was really good. I’d actually been wanting to read this book for awhile so I was quite glad to finally do it. My review should be up on Friday as long as I get myself to actually write it, haha.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates book cover

What do you think you’ll read next?

Tonight I plan on starting Nexis by A.L. Davroe. I have a review spot on the 27th and once again have waited to the last minute to read it, haha. The good part is that the weekend is coming up which should mean more reading time for me. Regardless, I’m looking forward to reading this one since it sounds like something I’ll enjoy. I’m planning on going to the library later today and grabbing a couple of books, so those will probably be what I read after Nexis and THUG.

Nexis by A.L. Davroe book cover

What have you guys been reading? Answer below or link me to your WWW Wednesday post!


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Top Ten Unputdownable Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme/prompt for which you come up with a list of 10 books. This week’s theme is pretty vague, giving you lots of room to do what you want with it: read in one sitting theme. Basically, you can talk about all sorts of books that people might be able to read quickly: short books, books to read when you’re low on time, etc. I chose to go with “unputdownable” books and highlight some books that are just so good that you won’t want to stop reading. All except one of these books has been reviewed on my blog, so head over to my reviews page if you want to learn more about any of these!

As a side note, I feel like this is mostly just me going “I loved this book” for every single one of these, hahaha. Forgive me 😉

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6 Book-to-Movie Adaptations On My Radar

6 book to movie adaptations on my radar

Book-to-film adaptations can be pretty controversial among bookworms. So many of us get really excited to see stories we read and loved get turned into a movie so we can relive that excitement all over again and see it play out visually. But they can quickly go bad if the movie strays too far from the original story. Personally, I still love watching movies that are based on books I’ve read and loved. Even if it changes a lot of things, I still like to see the movie (I’m not even really sure why). Oftentimes, movie adaptations also offer an extra push for me to finally read books that have been sitting on my TBR for years since I pretty much refuse to watch something that’s based on a book if I haven’t read it yet.

Anyway, all of this is just to introduce you to what I’m talking about today: book-to-movie adaptations that are coming out this year that I want to see (and read). A couple of these have already been released, but most of these are still upcoming. I tried to keep this list to adaptations that have at least announced some casting news just because I feel like at this point in the year, if there’s not even a cast, the movie is probably not actually going to release this year, haha.

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