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GUIDE TO: My Favorite Books by Black Authors

I'm loving that in the past week book Twitter and Bookstagram have been full of book recommendations by Black authors and anti-racism educational texts. My phone is full of screenshots so I can add them to my Goodreads TBR. But, we have to make an effort to actually read all these books and support BIPOC… Continue reading GUIDE TO: My Favorite Books by Black Authors

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GUIDE TO: Supporting Independent Bookstores

During this pandemic many independent bookstores have been struggling to stay afloat. I know like many of you, I miss going to bookstores and do not want my favorites ones to close. However, I cannot afford to buy books from every independent bookstore I love. Many guides (that I have seen) from publishers on "how… Continue reading GUIDE TO: Supporting Independent Bookstores

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GUIDE TO: NaNoWriMo [2019]

I am 100% not an expert on NaNoWriMo (Nano) and this is only my third time attempting it. I have "won" both times, but barely. Even though I am sure there are plenty of blog posts on the topic, but I still wanted to write up some tips to share. To be honest, I have… Continue reading GUIDE TO: NaNoWriMo [2019]

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GUIDE TO: Pride & Prejudice Retellings [with guest Kaeley!!]

First of all, Kaeley is the first guest blogger we have featured on Words About Words!! I (Tree) "met" Kaeley when she hosted a watch session on Twitter of the 2005 Pride & Prejudice movie! It was a great time and we have been casual internet friends since! Check out her blog: https://kliscruggs.wordpress.com Second, Kaeley… Continue reading GUIDE TO: Pride & Prejudice Retellings [with guest Kaeley!!]

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SUMMER SPRINT: Guide To [Audiobooks]

Bree's Audiobbook Testimonial (lol): Okay, so it took me a really long time to give audiobooks a try. I was honestly kind of stuck up about reading physical books, but last August I got an Audible subscription (and then later switched it for a Scribd subscription) and got hooked on audiobooks. Since I'm a huge… Continue reading SUMMER SPRINT: Guide To [Audiobooks]

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SUMMER SPRINT: Guide To [Catching up on your Goodreads Goal]

So, we are about halfway through 2019 (!!) First of all, how? Second how is that Goodreads goal looking? We all have different methods and reasoning for how we chose a reading goal for the year and they are all valid. Honestly. Here are some short books and some quick reads which can help you… Continue reading SUMMER SPRINT: Guide To [Catching up on your Goodreads Goal]

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GUIDE TO: Book Events

In the past couple of years, I have been lucky enough to meet some of my favorite authors at my local bookstores. Every book event is a little different and book festivals are even different from those. But, here are some tips for events (non festivals). We have a post for Yallwest, a specific book… Continue reading GUIDE TO: Book Events

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GUIDE TO: Yallwest

2019 Dates: May 3 - 4, 2019 Location: Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California Link to Site:¬†YALLWEST What is Yallwest?¬†Yallwest is a book festival located in Santa Monica High School. Publishers and authors from all over come together for various author signings, panels, and general bookish events. It is an event geared toward… Continue reading GUIDE TO: Yallwest

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GUIDE TO: Poetry Recommendations

Over the past year we have read quite a few poetry collections. Here are some of our recommendations based on what mood you are seeking to invoke or what you are feeling right now. Poetry Recommendations: New to poetry: Milk & Honey and The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur A collection without romance:… Continue reading GUIDE TO: Poetry Recommendations