COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Julie Abe, author of Eva Evergreen semi-magical witch

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Today I’m bringing you an interview with Julie Abe, the author EVA EVERGREEN SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH, otherwise known as one of the cutest and most heartwarming middle grades I’ve had the pleasure to read. This book follows a little witch who only has a pinch of magic and is trying to do the most with, which doesn’t always work in her favor. This is also a story of so much more, which you’ll get to find about if you continue reading. I found myself getting emotional by the end of the book and can’t wait to see where Eva’s head out to next. But without further ado, here is the interview!

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COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Lara T. Kareem, author Not Just Another Interlude

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You know how a lot of the book we read in the community are US centric? Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that. But, if you’re an international reader it gets tiring and frustrating with time. So if you’ve hit one of those times, FRET NOT, I have the book for you. Lara T. Kareem wrote a romance centering Nigerian main characters fully set in Lagos, Nigeria. And I am here today to interview her about her new release, NOT JUST AN INTERLUDE to put it on your radar if it’s not on it already.

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Book blogging vs. booktube – pros, cons and thoughts

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Today’s post topic is one that has been on my mind for a little while now, so I was really happy when it ended up being chosen by my patrons for the month of September. Now that I’ve spent over a year making videos regularly, and five years blogging, I feel like I am equipped enough to discuss both. Not only as their separate platforms but side to side, comparing not only the platforms themselves but also the workload, the opportunities, all of that through the lens of my own experiences. Although some of the things I am planning to tackle are facts, some other things might just be my own preferences.

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COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights

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I’m here today with one of my most anticipated releases and I’m sure…one of yours as well. I’m bringing you an interview with Chloe Gong, the author of These Violent Delights, one of the very few books that completely destroyed me this year (where do I send my therapy bill?). If you’re looking forward to this book, you’re in for a treat, and if for some reason you haven’t heard of it yet, you’re ALSO in for a treat and here is why: These Violent Delights is a Romeo and Juliette retelling set in 1920s Shanghai where two gangs are not only fighting each other but also a mysterious monster that’s spreading a plague through their ranks, and city.

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The #Ownvoices label has lost its way

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This post has been a long time coming. I’ve been meaning to sit down and write it for the past month or so but it just never seemed to happen, something always got in the way or time got away from me but here I am today, talking about all the ways in which I love and hate the label Ownvoices. Ownvoices is a label that I used to love but that I slowly grew to resent, nowadays, it makes me cringe more often than not. And that only tells me one thing: This word has strayed very far away from what it was intended to be.

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COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Mark Oshiro, author of Each of Us a Desert

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I am so incredibly excited today to be bringing you an interview with one of my favorite people on the internet, Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift and the soon to be releases EACH OF US A DESERT, the book we’re here to chat about! If you somehow don’t know Mark and don’t follow them on social media, please do yourself a favor and go fix that. They are a gem and will brighten your timeline with each other their tweets. In the same vein, add their upcoming book to your TBRs. If you love quiet atmospheric fantasy, desert settings, beautiful writing and character journeys, you might have just found your new favorite! Now enough gushing and let’s get to the interview

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