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  • reviewthisbook
    12.06.2021 - 6 days ago

    Reading Roundup: July 2020

    Favourite > Monday’s Not Coming: Tiffany D. Jackson - It took the longest time for me to figure out what was happening in this story, but it didn’t detract from how much I liked it at all. Damn. I can’t really say much without spoilers, but I can say it’s a heavy hitter in all the right ways.

    Least Favourite > Rookie on Love: Various - I know I’m not a romantic so why would I expect to like this book? It wasn’t bad, just a bit boring because I don’t find romantic love all that compelling. What can I say, I have a heart of ice. There are a couple mentions about platonic and familial love too, which was nice.

    #pride#ibi zoboi #monday's not coming #tiffany d jackson #rookie on love #alice oseman #the black flamingo #dean atta#radio silence
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  • slaughter-books
    10.06.2021 - 1 week ago

    Day 10: JOMPBPC: Books And Sunshine

    It was a cloudy day today and the pansexual pride flag! 💞

    Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

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  • foreverlostinliterature
    02.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    6/2 Book Deals

    Good morning, everyone! Apologies that it’s been a hot minute since I’ve really come on here to make a deals post, things have been crazy and I’ve been up and down mentally so it’s been challenging to get the motivation to do things, but I’m feeling okay today so I figured I should share some of the many awesome books on sale today!

     How are you all doing? It’s been a while and a lot has been going on, both in personal lives and in the world around us, and I hope you are all able to take some time to sort of mental relax and find a safe space to reflect and comfort yourselves. :)

    There were a lot of books on sale, so I did my best to throw in as many as I could, but obviously it’s not even close to all of them, haha. There’s a nice array of genres and mix of adult and YA, and a couple full trilogies/series! And if you’re a YA fan then definitely take a look because there seemed to be a lot of that today! One of my favorite books is The Crimson Petal and the White, so that’s one I always recommend. I also have read and enjoyed The Hungry Tide, the entire Tade Thompson trilogy (starting with Rosewater!), and I loved The Wicker King!

    Anyway, I hope you all have a great day--happy reading! And happy Pride! :)

    Today’s Deals:

    I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream: Stories by Harlan Ellison - https://amzn.to/34DvpAb

    Scottish Queens, 1034-1714: The Queens and Consorts Who Shaped a Nation by Rosalind K. Marshall - https://amzn.to/3uLRPK5

    The Best American Essays 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - https://amzn.to/3fKsX10

    The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon -  https://amzn.to/3vJC0VH

    The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber - https://amzn.to/3pfNIFa

    The Best American Noir of the Century edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler - https://amzn.to/3pidrMX

    We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen - https://amzn.to/3fGafrg

    An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine - https://amzn.to/3fJ9qhp

    The Good Earth Trilogy by Pearl S. Buck - https://amzn.to/3fIQeR3

    Jubilee by Margaret Walker - https://amzn.to/34IG7Fo

    The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh - https://amzn.to/2STAr8P

    The Cheerleader by Kara Thomas - https://amzn.to/3uKyg4I

    The House Girl by Tara Conklin - https://amzn.to/3pfOiCQ

    The Demon King (#1) by Cinda Williams Chima - https://amzn.to/3pbRDTn

    The Exiled Queen (#2) by Cinda Williams Chima - https://amzn.to/3uLanKz

    The Gray Wolf Throne (#3) by Cinda Williams Chima - https://amzn.to/3vF6tnH

    The Crimson Crown (#4) by Cinda Williams Chima - https://amzn.to/3ce3vyN

    These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling - https://amzn.to/2TsBtZO

    Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram - https://amzn.to/3g0t7QY

    My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows - https://amzn.to/3vO9JNB

    Once & Future by Cori McCarthy - https://amzn.to/34EOdyP

    Rosewater (#1) by Tade Thompson - https://amzn.to/3yZcFJ4

    The Rosewater Insurrection (#2) by Tade Thompson - https://amzn.to/3ihM1FL

    The Rosewater Redemption (#3) by Tade Thompson - https://amzn.to/3g7kaVO

    Emergency Skin by N.K. Jemisin - https://amzn.to/3pc0kgr

    A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White - https://amzn.to/3ppvwsN

    Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian - https://amzn.to/3yZLLAT

    The Wicker King by K. Ancrum - https://amzn.to/3g1pH0h

    Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles - https://amzn.to/3uMLCgS

    Black Wings Beating by Alex London - https://amzn.to/3uLTfnT

    Camp by L.C. Rosen - https://amzn.to/2TqGEcH

    The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta - https://amzn.to/3ibSCRL

    NOTE:  I am categorizing these book deals posts under the tag #bookdeals, so if you don’t want to see them then just block that tag and you should be good. I am an Amazon affiliate in addition to a Book Depository affiliate and will receive a small (but very much needed!)  commission on any purchase made through these links.

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  • tabby2013
    30.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlist 2021

    Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlist 2021

    Here is the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlist for 2021. This annual prize’s shortlist is always chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers and strives to commit to championing the best and newest talent in children’s writing and illustration today. Make sure to check back to see the winner of this prize! Now here are the nominees: (more…)

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    #Book Awards#Books#Books 2020#children books#Dean Atta#Literary Awards#Mental Health #Mental Health Awareness Month #Mental Illness #Middle Grade Books #Novels in Verse #Picture Books#Poetry#UK#UK Books #UK YA Books #Waterstones #Waterstones Children&039;s Book Prize #YA Books#YA Novels#Young Adult
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  • slaughter-books
    29.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Day 29: JOMPBPC: This Month's Favourite

    I love this book! 💞

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  • semper-legens
    27.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    67. The Black Flamingo, by Dean Atta

    Owned: No, library Page count: 360 My summary: Michael is a lot of things. He’s Jamaican, Greek, and English. He’s gay. He’s alone. At least, that’s how he feels. He’s a black flamingo, something different, something to be stared at. But it’s time to emerge from the shadows - and take his place on stage... My rating: 3/5 My commentary:

    Here’s some experimental YA. Is writing a novel entirely through the medium of poetry a Thing now? I mean, granted, I’ve only ever actually read one book that does this, the Poet X, but I want it to be a trend because I’m very much into it. Poetry allows for a writer to explore themes like identity and becoming in a different way to traditional prose, and this book is very much about that as an idea - identity, belonging, becoming, and finding your people.

    Michael is a young gay man living in London. He’s mixed race - his father is Jamaican, his mother is Greek, and he’s not sure how well he fits in. In a story like this you really have to have an engaging main character that the reader will find interesting; the narrative lives or dies on Michael, and he’s a really engaging portrait of a person at that age, trying to find himself, stuck between worlds, with all of the confusion and drama that being a teenager brings with it.

    Identity is obviously a huge theme in this book, and Michael’s story explores the intersections between his various identities well. One particularly affecting scene is when he tries to go to various organisations at his uni and comes away with the impression that he’s not enough for each one - not Jamaican enough, not Greek enough, not gay enough, not enough to define himself as any one thing. Which is bullshit, obviously, but it’s a real fear that people in his position might face. The story doesn’t offer any easy answers, instead showing how he comes to find a balance with his various identities and settle into a place where he knows who he is and where he is, and is confident enough to show it to the world.

    As I’ve said, this is a book written entirely in poetry, and I wonder what my reaction to it would be if I hadn’t read the Poet X first, because this doesn’t rank as high in my estimations as the Poet X did. What that book did and this doesn’t was really make it feel as though every individual poem was a stand-alone poem while also tying into the larger story - this book’s approach is a lot more cohesive as a narrative, but at the cost of that diversity in types and lengths and approaches of poems. I didn’t gel with it as much as I did with Poet X. That’s not to say that it’s bad or anything, it was just less appealing to me.

    That’s all for this one - next time, some non-fiction, and a spot of murder.

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  • dropdeadfemme
    18.05.2021 - 1 mont ago

    🦩 such a good book! I highly recommend💄

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  • books-and-floralteacups
    13.05.2021 - 1 mont ago

    ✧・゚:*  alternate covers for books i’ve read (4/?)  *:・゚✧

    anna and the french kiss by stephanie perkins

    the black flamingo by dean atta

    queen of shadows by sarah j. maas

    the girl from the other side (series) by nagabe

    #anna and the french kiss #stephanie perkins #the black flamingo #dean atta #throne of glass #sarah j maas #the girl from the other side #nagabe #alternate book covers #books-and-floralteacups#my posts#2021
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  • lgbtqreads
    20.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Fave Five: Queer College-Set YA

    Fave Five: Queer College-Set YA

    By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery (Bks) We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (Bks) Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann (Bks) The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Bks) Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (Bks) Bonus: Coming August 3, 2021 is Fresh by Margot Wood (Bks), and in 2022, Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei (Bks) and Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters *{Bks) = Bookshop affiliate links. A…

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    #A.L. Graziadei #By Any Means Necessary #Candice Montgomery#Claire Kann#College#Dean Atta#Fresh#Icebreaker#Julian Winters #Let&039;s Talk About Love #Margot Wood#Nina LaCour #Right Where I Left You #The Black Flamingo #We Are Okay #YA
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  • tabby2013
    19.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR

    Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR

    Poetry can come in different formats. One popular format that is continuing to rise in the genre is novel in verse. Like general poetry, verse novels are musical and provide readers with an emotional experience, just as they would in prose format. It also gives readers a chance to hear various voices, stories, and perspectives, one of my favorite things when I read the novel in verse. So if you…

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  • tabby2013
    15.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Quote of the Day - April 15, 2021

    Quote of the Day – April 15, 2021

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    #Being Yourself#Books#Dean Atta#Inspiration#inspirational#Inspirational Quotes #National Poetry Month #Novels in Verse #Poetry #Poetry Connect Us #Poetry Quotes #Quotes from Books #Self-esteem #The Black Flamingo #UK Books #UK YA Books #YA Novels
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  • goodbooksandgoodwine
    02.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    5 Verse Books For Beginners

    5 Verse Books For Beginners

    I used to be really intimidated by books that are in verse. You see, I thought maybe I wouldn’t like them as they didn’t follow typical prose structure. Yet as it turns out, once I gave them a shot, I was hooked. These five books are excellent for anyone looking to dip a toe into this style of writing – they’re books with a range of subject matters, so I would imagine at least one would be…

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  • curlyhairedbibliophile
    26.03.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Cover Art | Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood edited by Kwame Mbalia

    Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors–including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid), and Kwame Mbalia (the Tristan Strong series)! Black boy joy is… Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit. Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race. Finding your voice—and your rhymes—during tough times. Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching. And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood. Contributors include: B. B. Alston, Dean Atta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Don P. Hooper, George M. Johnson, Varian Johnson, Kwame Mbalia, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tochi Onyebuchi, Julian Randall, Jason Reynolds, justin a. reynolds, DaVaun Saunders, and Julian Winters

    Artwork by Kadir Nelson

    Release date | Aug 3, 2021 Goodreads

    #black boy joy #black boy joy: 17 stories celebrating black boyhood #kwame mbalia#kadir nelson #book cover art #book cover reveal #short stories#anthology #b.b. alston #dean atta #p. djèlí clark #jay coles#jerry craft#lamar giles #don p. hooper #george m. johnson #varian johnson #suyi davies okungbowa #tochi onyebuchi#julian randall#jason reynolds #justin a. reynolds #davaun saunders#julian winters#black boys#black boyhood#black authors#bipoc authors#booklr#bookblr
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  • tabby2013
    04.03.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Happy World Book Day!

    Happy World Book Day!

    Happy World Book Day! World Book Day is a heavily promoted book celebration in the UK and Ireland. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, this celebration is immersed with activities that are extensive and very exciting, all in for the love of books and reading. Encouraging young children to dress up as their favorite characters, discount vouchers to use on books,…

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  • whimsicaldragonette
    01.03.2021 - 3 monts ago

    February Wrap-Up:

    I read a staggering 17 books in February and loved and would definitely recommend almost all of them. I mean, I gave 14 of the 17 five-star reviews which should tell you how much I enjoyed them. -The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley - 5 stars (audio reread) -The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta - 5 stars -Ashlords by Scott Reintgen - 5 stars (reread) -Bloodsworn by Scott Reintgen - 5 stars (arc) -To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters - 5 stars -Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft - 5 stars (arc) -Tell no Tales by Sam Maggs - 2 stars (arc) -The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman - 5 stars (reread with my kiddo, arc) -The Rake Mistake by Erica Ridley - 5 stars -Scoundrel of my Heart by Lorraine Heath - 4 stars (arc) -One Thing Leads to a Lover by Susanna Craig - 5 stars (arc) -To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters - 5 stars (arc) -Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke - 5 stars (arc) -Castle in the Air by Diana Wynn Jones - 4 stars -The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick - 5 stars (arc) -When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore - 5 stars -The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian - 5 stars (arc)

    #february wrap-up#shilo reads#arcs#arc review#book rec #the blue sword #robin mckinley #the black flamingo #dean atta#ashlords#scott reintgen#bloodsworn #to have and to hoax #martha waters #down comes the night #allison saft #tell no tales #sam maggs #the silver arrow #lev grossman #the rake mistake #erica ridley #scoundrel of my heart #lorraine heath #one thing leads to a lover #susanna craig #to love and to loathe #hollow empire#sam hawke #castle in the air
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  • rainbowcrate
    28.02.2021 - 3 monts ago

    As of the January box, we’ve put out eight monthly magnets, and they’re quickly becoming a favorite item! We love them, too! It’s so much fun to have these cuties stuck all over our fridges, filing cabinets, and everything else! Co-owner @jamielynnlano does all of the art (no surprise there - look at her feed!).

    In January, we did Michael from the fantabulous book, The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta! The Black Flamingo is a powerful and short read, in verse, and a book we recommend to EVERYONE this year. 

    Which magnet has been your favorite so far?

    📷 by instagram accounts: raimskiereads rainbowreadsbooks ccbooksleeves bottomofthebookshelf gillesbianreads regal_leaves bookworm_panda thereadingrebel

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  • youhaveaguineapigwhere
    22.02.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Dean finally resolving his long standing hatred for lamps (or possibly just strong love for throwing them) by dancing with one in his subconscious while high as fuck in 15×10

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  • coolmomdean
    18.02.2021 - 4 monts ago

    baseball team made up of all pitchers! hey siri play piazza new york catcher

    #atta boy dean!!
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  • letmebeecharlie
    18.02.2021 - 4 monts ago

    Book 4/50

    „Proud“ is a collection of short stories, poetry and art pieces by several writers and artists (compiled by Juno Dawson)

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  • shelf-love-club
    09.02.2021 - 4 monts ago

    the black flamingo - review

    "i'm a man and i want to be a free one. i'm a man and i want to put a dress on."

    in this novel written in verse we get to know michael, a boy who is trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs and we follow him troughout his life, up until his first drag performance at university.

    wow. that is literally the only word I can think of to describe the black flamingo. the writing is stunning, the characters are great (with the exception of the homophobic ones, of course), and the story just gave itself a permanent spot in my heart.

    i think a lot of people will be able to relate to michael's struggles, which makes this book so important, both in terms of representation for people of colour in general, as specifically within the lgbtq+ community. i couldn't help but feel for him, even though i don't relate to any of his struggles, considering i am a white woman, but there was just something about michael that made him such a sweet character.

    it was also very interesting to learn more about the drag community, as i am, admittedly, not quite familiar with it, but after reading this, i definitely want to learn more about it, as it seems a very fun community as well.

    i never thought i would love this as much as i did, but i am so glad i read this! i can only hope this book is something positive for a lot of kids and teaches them that it is okay to be who you want to be and to want to feel fierce.

    rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    #the black flamingo #dean atta#book review
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