Thoughts While Reading

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I did it.  I cleared out all my library books and review books.  (I’ve written so many blog posts in the last week, y’all.  I’m booked up until the middle of the month and I’m doubling up today so I get to talk about stuff.)

Sometimes when I can suddenly read anything I want with no library deadlines, I get paralyzed by having so many choices.  This time though I started on my #Blackathon TBR list.

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

I’ve been waiting to read this novella that takes place during the Reluctant Royals series. In the first book, Lakotsi, the assistant to the Prince, has a brief romance that goes bad. This is the story of what happened. It isn’t absolutely necessary to read the first book to understand this novella.

I loved this book. I’m not usually a fan of second chance romances but this was done well. The original romance was just a few dates and then they meet again a year later.


The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in AmericaThe Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America by Heather Won Tesoriero

“Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high school–and now helms one of the most remarkable classrooms in America. Bramante’s unconventional class at Connecticut’s prestigious yet diverse Greenwich High School has no curriculum, tests, textbooks, or lectures, and is equal parts elite research lab, student counseling office, and teenage hangout spot. United by a passion to learn, Mr. B.’s band of whiz kids set out every year to conquer the brutally competitive science fair circuit. They have won the top prize at the Google Science Fair, made discoveries that eluded scientists three times their age, and been invited to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.”

This is my current audiobook. At times I find it a bit stressful listening to all that these kids are doing.


I went on another library reserving spree for #blackathon books. Nothing I want except for a few graphic novels is available right now so I’m assuming that they’ll all come in at once. In the mean time, I’m going to go with what is on my iPad.

HomegoingHomegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m about a year late to the party with this one but no time like the present. I don’t even really know what it is about except that everyone loves it.