Book Reviews

From Twinkle with Love, Sandhya Menon

— Short Story —

Twinkle Mehra has wanted to be a filmmaker since she was a little girl. She is constantly writing in her journal to famous female filmmakers in hopes of channeling their creative energy and overall bad assery as a women in film. At her school there is an annual showcase where students can create something and present it to their  fellow students at the end of the year. When a classmate of hers, Sahil Roy, and asks her if she would like to make a film for the showcase of course she says yes. Through out her entire time in high school she has always been one of the unseen people and she thinks by doing this she can become seen through out school. Maybe she can even be noticed by Sahil’s twin brother, Neil, who is the most popular boy in school. During her time working on the film she starts to make actual friends, and also starts to receive secret admirer emails from someone with the initial, N. She is certain that it’s Neil Roy who has decided to finally talk to her, and gets herself in a love triangle of sorts. The questions becomes, is being a director of her own film, too much for Twinkle to deal with?

— My Thoughts —

I liked the book. I didn’t love it. Some of the things that Twinkle goes through and says, is honestly downright silly and mean. She becomes so self centered with herself that she does not notice the people directly in front of her, and because of that she ruins a lot of relationships that she is just forming. I would say that it’s how any high school girl acts when she is trying to find herself, but that would not be true. All in all it’s not my favorite. I felt like if you changed the names of the characters you wouldn’t even be able to tell that there are brown people in the book. It could be From Rebecca with Love and it would still feel the same, and I think that’s one reason I really don’t like it.  I break down my thoughts a little bit more in my video. What did you think of From Twinkle with Love? Until next time,
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India
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Is booktube and book blogging stressful?!

There has been a lot of videos going around about people being stressed doing something that they love. Does that really mean that you should be doing it?? There is never a reason to be stressed doing something that makes you happy. Take the time out to rest and enjoy your family and try and see what is making it stressful, can you avoid it and continue to be happy? Here are my thoughts, and I want to hear yours!! Until next time,

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India

Book Reviews

Dear Martin, Nic Stone and Giveaway!

He is one of the top people in his class and is possibly headed to Yale, but as he is trying to help his ex-girlfriend get into the car after she was drinking, somehow he is the one who is in handcuffs and is being yelled at by police. After that experience he is questioning everything he ever thought of. He is wondering is that all people are ever going to see of him? A black male to be afraid of and to deem as a threat? Justyce begins a

I really enjoyed Dear Martin by Nic Stone! The way it was written really brought the whole thing together. I loved the concept of writing letters to Martin Luther King Jr to try and figure out what was going on in Justyce’s life. Stone brought together so many concepts and ideas that made it a wonderful read. The book is small, but it is mighty. I know this a short and choppy review to put up on this blog, but my full review is on my BookTube channel where you can also find the information to enter into a giveaway!! There are still 8 days left to enter the giveaway of a signed copy of Dear Martin! Until next time,

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Decatur Book Festival 2017!

I know I’m really behind on putting up this post, but better late than never right?! This year I went to the Decatur Book Festival with my mother and with Maddy and I had a fantastic time. There were tons of big authors there including Leigh Bardugo, Jason Reynolds, and Nnedi Okorafur. I’ve lived in Atlanta my whole life and have gone to the Decatur Book festival a few times with my mother when I was younger, but I never really paid attention to the author line up and did not know they got such big and amazing authors to do panels at DBF.  The festival is held every year during Labor Day weekend in downtown Decatur, and there is a lot of food, festivities, and books to keep you entertained the whole weekend.  I managed to vlog the two days I was able to go this year so make sure to check them out!! Down below I also have a video of all of the books I got, and which ones I got signed from the author! Until next time,

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India

The first day my mom and I went to the festival, but they weren’t quite ready yet, so I was just able to have a great afternoon with my mother walking around the beginnings of the festival.

 

On Saturday I woke up early and got down to Decatur to in order to go the different panels and get a tons of books signed. I bought way too many books this weekend!

Finally since my Saturday video was so long I wanted to just have a video where you got to meet my best friend in the entire world, and how we enjoyed the festival together, eating and everything, and buying a lot of books!

In this video you can see all of the great books I got and also got signed. I also got a lot of bookish merch from some great companies you can find online.

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The CandleLit Box Unboxing!

I was so excited to receive this box in the mail!! It is a brand new book subscription box that the creator sent to me. Of course I’m going to give you my complete honest opinion.

You can watch my full unboxing video below, but I will give  you some highlights here, and let you know what it is about.

Basically The CandleLit Box is a book subscription box that caters to the whole experience of reading. It is a box that wants you to be comfortable and feel good when reading the book that is included. It also features books by black and brown authors, which is what also makes it amazing because of its commitment to deliver books by diverse authors.  I would definitely check out their website here and reclaim your time!

Until next time,

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