Happy April! Sorry for this late post, but Spring is upon us… sort of. NYC is still experiencing the crazy weather of cold in the morning and then by the afternoon, its hot or 63 degrees and is just windy outside. I am ready for the sweater weather and just being able to be in a light jacket and not freeze or sweat. Currently, I am in Dallas waiting for my flight to start boarding, we are already delayed by 45 minutes…joyous.
I cam to visit my close friend from college who moved here recently and had a baby boy! He is the cutest! It was nice to enjoy the warm weather and to relax after such a busy month at work. Now I am just ready to get back to my husband and spend some time with him. During my time in Dallas, I was able to visit some two bookstores — Interabang Books and The Wild Detectives. One thing I noticed is that there aren’t many independent bookstores in Dallas, but is a lot of Barnes & Nobles and Half-Price Books stores. I was able to speak to one of the sales associates at Interabang, where he said that they are working on having a bigger literacy impact in Dallas and talking about the future of it, which is great!
Now for the four books that I was able to read this month! Each of them was individually great in their own way.
- Becoming by Michelle Obama: Michelle Obama opens up about her childhood, growing up in Chicago, her college years, meeting Barack Obama, her journey through her career, the cam[aign trail to the White House and finally her experience being the First Family of the United States. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much! (📚 📚 📚📚.5/5)
- Queen Bey by Veronica Chambers: This is a book full of essays from different contributors speaking on how Beyonce has influenced them in some way. Even going in-depth about how she has broken many cultural barriers and became a common household name in many homes. (📚 📚 📚📚/5)
- The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer: Follows the story of a young girl in occupied-Poland during World War II and a women in the present day who is trying to learn about herself and her family. You will follow both stories that will take you through a journey of war and family. (📚 📚 📚📚📚/5)
- We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia: This is about girls who are in training to become the wives to their future husbands in a polarized society. Dani is recruited by rebel spies where they are trying to open the eyes of their government. (📚📚📚.5/5)