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#FridayReads: Humor

Happy Friday! We’re all about funny stuff this weekend – humor books! Check out this week’s #FridayReads selections if you’re looking for a laugh.  774 more words


throwback : A poem by Sumayyah Talibah on summertime & innocence 

By Sumayyah Talibah

of course i think of summertime 
when i reminisce about the time
long ago before i lost my innocence
when we double-dutched barefoot 
or in cheap canvas shoes
on hot concrete in the city streets
waiting for the ice cream truck to roll by
when our cornrows were done 
on front porches 
under the elders' watchful gazes
and community was a word with weight
once upon a time
we were young and restless 
and bold and beautiful
and thought this world belonged to us
and we could do no wrong
once upon a dream
we escaped the nightmares 
and silent screams
that the sound of sirens cause
because we know
another one has been lost
it is always dusk in my memories
when our names got called
and the streetlights flickered on
and we made plans to not have plans
and parked our bikes 
on kickstands in the yard
while our mothers and aunties 
complained about 
how we smelled like outside
even though we bathed with someone's water hose
and dried our skin under the summer sun… 118 more words

{ Book Review } - A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman !

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Call Ove ( pronounced as a soft ‘ooh’ + ‘ve’ as in vegetarian, it tried my best but I am not so good with Swedish pronunciation ) a curmudgeon, a grumbler, or a Grinch, but I bet he will have you loving him like your own loved one by the end of this book. 696 more words

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#FridayReads: Kings & Queens

Happy Friday! This weekend, we’re brushing up on our royal history. Check out the history and scandals of royal lives with these #FridayReads selections.  654 more words


So Many Stars

By Roger Sippl

Henry Mancini opened the show, and played piano
with a full orchestra of Hollywood studio musicians,
some brass, but mostly violins, cellos and bass, 579 more words


Oath Breaker by Shelley Wilson #bookreview #Fridayreads

It’s a while since I read a YA book although they used to be my first choice of genre.  I was a little unsure of the werewolf theme but the text of the first page enthralled me. 309 more words