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Books speak. Their voices sound like whispers of a journey unknown. It takes but a willing conduit to set the essence …

Books speak. Their voices sound like whispers of a journey unknown. It takes but a willing conduit to set the essence free. I volunteer today and always as tribute to attempt to READ IT ALL.

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Shabbat starts in an hour of which, has been the habit these past weeks, I will unplug for 24 hours and read. But first I wanted to do the #MidYearBookFreakOutTag.

According to @goodreads I’m 25 books behind schedule, so at 7 months into 2020, I am definitely feeling the pressure to read faster. I’ve been seeing this tag going around and figured perhaps a check in would help me focus on the remainder of the year. While it’s ideal to picture the mentioned books, sadly most of them already have a new home. Here is a picture of a few of the physical titles I’ve read since the start of the shelter in place back in March, since I can’t meet up to actually give them away. Any who, here are my reflections:

✨Best book(s) you’ve read so far: These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card & Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (I can never pick just one) ✨

✨Favorite sequel(s): The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (This was a very rare reread.) & A Dream So Dark
by L.L. McKinney✨

✨Most anticipated release(s) for the second half of the year: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson & Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron✨

✨Biggest disappointment: Dear Girls by Ali Wong 🤦🏽‍♀️✨

✨Biggest surprise: Deacon King Kong by James McBride & The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah (I know. I know. I’ve been sleeping)✨

✨A book that made you cry: Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham & Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson ✨

✨A book that made you smile: All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani & Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert ✨

✨Most beautiful book you acquired this year: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender & The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett ✨

✨A book you want to read by the end of the year: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall ✨

On another note, a friend asked me what I thought about the Nick Cannon fiasco… No just no. Peep my stories for posts that can articulate it far better than me. For now, I’ll grab my current read and chill. 💋 xoxo,
Kat

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