Revealed: The Latest Blue Willow Pick For February!

As a member of the Teen Book Advisory Board for Blue Willow, I have the lovely privilege of reading books and casting my vote in each month for the title I liked best for the newly launched young adult book box! In late 2020, I enjoyed As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper, and later in December voted accordingly! What a read this one was!

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What I’ve Been Reading: 12/13/2020

This week has been a busy one! I have been working on so many projects for school, along with reading up a storm! This week, I have been reading two novels. When I was reading these two books, Go Tell It On The Mountain (1953) and Love Is A Revolution (early 2021), I never expected them to have so much in common. To my first glance, they couldn’t have been more different. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin chronicles a religious journey of a fourteen-year-old boy, John, who is struggling with his religion and his conflicting relationship with his father; while Love Is A Revolution focuses on a cute relationship to be, with a side of self-love becoming a “revolution”, so to speak. Of course, to my discovery, when reading both books, there were similarities among the differences. 

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The Beauty In Short Stories

I used to not like short stories, I often found them to be well.. too short! That was until I read Interpreter Of Maladies. Throughout this brilliant collection of short stories, Lahiri weaves in human emotion and the human experience into one impactful punch, illustrated differently in each story.

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