Books I read:

Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond | The New Voices of Fantasy | Alphabet of Embers (edited by Rose Lemberg) | Geekerella by Ash Poston | The Story of Lizzy and Darcy by E. Grace Watson (DNF) | The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill | The Dire King by William Ritter | Where the Sweet Bird Sings by Ella Joy Olsen (DNF) | Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller | The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken | A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallero (DNF) | Talon by Julie Kagawa* |

Posts I Did:

Review:: Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond | Review:: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee | Coffee Shop Talk: Ethics in Social Media Linking | Author Interview:: Marc Secchia | Author Interview:: Judith Klausner | Review:: An Alphabet of Embers | Author Interview:: Lina Langley | Review:: Spelling the Hours | Review:: The Dire King by William Ritter | Author Interview:: Amara Lynn | Coffee Shop Talk: Body Image | Review:: Mask of Shadows | Character Interview:: Cybernetic Tea Shop |

 

Links I Liked:

Feelings Guilty About Spilled Words | We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs | Why we need Diverse Books: The Push for Diverse Literature isn’t a Trend. It’s Activism | Stop dissing romance novels already8 Black Lesbian Speculative Fiction Books To Read Right Now | Writers, Protect Your Inner LifeNavigating Discussion PostsAuthor Interview || C.B. Lee | Mexican White Magic | Things I’d Like to See in YA Books with Latinx RepCharacter interview: Quentin from Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee  | Necessary Whimsy: Combatting Book Shame and the End of the World | “Butch Ballet” Is A Love Letter To Female Masculinity | Asian Fall 2017 ReleasesI Was a Witch Because People Hated Me & No One Knew Why | #DIVERSE BOOK BLOGGERS DISCUSS: GLASSES – OR LACK THEREOF – IN BOOKS.

Journalism I Wrote:

Ministers call to rename Stonewall Recreation Center in DanvilleFire alarm saves Danville family | Flying over fields, AgBot gathers data to help Southern Virginia farmers | Organizer hopes cosplay events will grow in DanvilleAnimal control changes on way for Pittsylvania County | Cash in trash? Pittsylvania County eyes money-making landfill | For third year, Danville church spreads kindness | Escaped inmate back in custody | Inmate ran from enclosed area while unloading truck for kitchen at Pittsylvania County Jail | Monumental debate: Community leaders weigh in on Confederate symbols in Dan River Region | County adds to Regional One contract, new public safety coordinator position | Pittsylvania County cites federal law in pipeline zoning issues | ‘Ziggy the Traveling Piggy’ settles down in Providence sanctuary for farm animals | Knights of Columbus ceremony commemorates World War I at memorial | Pittsylvania County board set to discuss issues on pipeline | First-generation Callands farmer sows seeds of success, wins top state award | Danville Life Saving Crew takes to the skies with drones | At memorial, Danville lineman remembered as ‘always smiling, always friendly’ | Chief animal control officer in county to retire | Widow of shooting victim returns home to find items stolen

3 thoughts on “August 2017 Wrap Up”

    1. It was a style thing for me – I tried listening to almost an hour and was annoyed by it every time. I’m not sure exactly what bothered me exactly but it wasn’t working for me.

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