Break the Ice

I really wanted to use this post to make a quick introduction but honestly, I hate writing about myself. It brings up that super uncomfortable feeling reminiscent of awkward ass ice breakers on the first day of school. Maybe I’m just really self-conscious or really shy but still have PTSD from worrying about having a dumb answer when it’s my turn to say the best part of my summer vacation or whatever the fuck they want me to announce to a room full of strangers.

Anyway, I thought it would be cool to reclaim the whole ice breaker activity and make it more bookish, since this blog will be filled with book reviews, author interviews (speaking it into existence), and all things book-related. With the help of Google, I found some ice breakers for bibliophiles that will (hopefully) get the awkward introduction out of the way. That said, let’s get into it!

What books are on your bedside table at the moment?

The Dilemma by B.A Paris and DIY MFA by Gabriela Pereira.

Name one book/author that you really can’t stand?

Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby. For a book about a woman who becomes obsessed with her favorite author and tries to “steal her life” (think single white female) I found it stiff and boring as fuck. No character development, the dialogue was amateur and cringe-worthy, and the ending was anti-climactic. The best part of the book was that it eventually came to an end.

What type of books do you like reading most?

I love a good blood slashing thriller filled with plot twists, deceit, and complicated characters. But contemporary romance/rom-com/chick-lit or whatever you wanna call it holds a special place in my heart too.

What book do you plan to read next?

The Meaning of Mariah by Mariah Carey. I even took a day off work to read in one sitting #faithfullamb

If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best-seller, what would you write?

Probably a thriller, romance novel, or a coming of age story for Black girls.

What is the last book you’ve read?

Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo. And let me tell you that story was incredible. Jane didn’t waste a single word telling the story about Azere’s struggle to follow her heart without disappointing her Nigerian mother. She did a stunning job at tying in themes of culture, love, hope, loss, and finding your voice. To be honest, I loved the book a lot more than I expected to.

Well that’s it for me. Stay tuned for my first book review in I don’t know, maybe a week or two? Lol, whenever it comes along, I’ll do my best to make it worth it. Bye for now!

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