YALL it’s been a long week and it’s only Wednesday Halsey Street by @naimacoster is my #currentread & I’m enjoying it so far — Penelope (the protagonist) is damaged and raw so I’m curious to see where her story ends up. This has been a tough week, mentally & physically. Lately, I’ve been trying to get some extra reading time in, take hot baths, pray more, and drink more tea for #selfcare. What do you like to do for your own self care?
If pain must come, may it come expeditiously because I have a life to live, and I need to live that life in the best way possible. If you have to make a choice, make it now. Then I will either wait for you or forget you. But I will always remember our moments. We will always have this piece of time.
Sistah Girls, #BehindThePen18 tickets are on sale!!! We have some amazing black authors coming to New York City to meet you!! Hit the in our bio to grab a while we still have them!
This is an event to celebrate black independent authors and the readers who love their work.
This year we are taking over #NYC again and it’s going to be LIT.
This author signing is designed for readers to have a great time meeting authors, purchasing books, getting them & linking with other Sister Girls who enjoy reading. #sistahgirlsbookclub
When I graduated college I remember my uncle having a conversation with me explaining that now that I have graduated the real learning would begin. That learning is called the school of hard knocks aka "reality/ adulting." I thought I had received his words but I went 5 years of going through my ups and downs and put my personal development on the backburner.
Now that I am 29, I am learning that knowledge is the key to my success. I have come to terms with the fact that I am 29 and I don't know as much as I thought. So indulging myself in books, my spirituality, coaching, my health, and surrounding myself with an amazing group of black women to push me has been the most rewarding thing as I begin my journey.
Finding a balance that works for you that pushes you to grow and constantly learn is what makes life worth living. I can now say finding a balance has brought me out of isolation and embracing whatever life has to offer. #trustblackwomen#knowledgeispower#blackgirljourney#roadtoselfdiscovery#blackgirlmagic#blackgirlsread
What are some ways you practice self-care? What’s one thing (big or small) you can do TODAY to integrate self care into your routine?
The great thing about reorganising your bookshelf is that you get to rediscover old favourites. I absolutely loved the Divergent books series! They were the first YA dystopian books I read, even before The Hunger Games, I think I only read The Hunger Games after seeing the first movie ♀️.
The movies for this series is another story though, because they’ve made a complete mess of it which is why I’m always books before movies! .
I’m thinking of rereading them at some point to see if they hold up, although The Handmaid’s Tale has now taken the crown as my favourite Dystopian novel so far! .
Q: What are your thoughts on dystopian novels, especially YA ones? Do you have a favourite?
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A long weekend is coming up and trust us you won’t want to do anything but read to finish this book! @thehlomu_series is a scintillating read🤩
Today we review the first in the series of 3, “Hlomu The Wife”. All three are by South African author Dudu Busani.
Like many young girls who come to Johannesburg to launch their careers, Mahlomu is ambitious and has a step-by-step script of how her life should turn out, not imagining how her plans would be disrupted by a Bree taxi-rank meeting with the handsome Mqhele Zulu, a charming taxi owner, part time criminal and later her husband.
The books’ storyline is relatable and brilliantly delivers an insight into how much self-sacrifice is expected from women who run successful black households. From the get-go of dating Mqhele, Mahlomu is thrust into a nurturing role to Mqhele’s orphaned nephews, an act that reads like her audition to prove fitness into the traditional “ if you marry a traditional man, you marry his whole family” role. .
We hope the Hlomu book series is made into a movie or tv series.We look forward to reading Dudu Busani’s new book @zuluweddingbook coming out this week, which is linked to @zuluweddingmovie coming out this year! . #BlackAuthors#FemaleAuthors#BlackGirlsWrite#BlackGirlsRead#Books#AfricanStories
Feeling like @issarae in @champagnepapi video . Make sure you click the link in my bio to check out my new blog post where I talk about missed opportunities with Disney and cutting distractions out of your life
Sooo yesterday I finished Roomies and I enjoyed it. It was a strong 4 star read for me — I loved Holland and Calvin and I’m wondering where they would be if there was a sequel. Holland was a bit immature in the beginning yet she grew throughout and redeemed herself towards the end. Do you find yourself thinking of characters after you finished a book? This was that type of read for me. Leave me any romance recommendations below