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Adam Silvera & a Call to Arms | Dive Into Diversity

Hello, readers! Another month, and more time to diversify your bookshelf. We’re thrilled to have debut novelist (a.k.a. that tall guy who used to sell me books at my favorite bookstore) Adam Silvera on the blog today! His  highly-praised release, MORE HAPPY THAN NOT, turns ONE WEEK OLD today (aww) and Adam is sharing some thoughts about […]

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July 10, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Crystal - I loved More Happy Than Not – reviewed it in May for Rich in Color – http://richincolor.com/2015/05/mini-review-more-happy-than-not/ and I also enjoyed Adam’s comments here. I am looking forward to a lot more books from him in the future.

June 29, 2015 - 8:33 am

Monthly Bookish Awesomeness: June 2015 | Bookish and Awesome - […] his own MFA program and writing his way to publication • On Adam’s favorite TV shows • On why people mistake homosexuality as a choice • On who would be great friends for Aaron Soto outside the book • On learning when […]

June 24, 2015 - 9:31 am

Beth @ Perpetual New Girl - Great interview with Adam. I am hoping to read More Happy Than Not soon, because of all the wonderful things being said about it.

Estelle: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 30, 2014 Publisher: HarlequinTeen Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: historical fiction, 1950s, segregation, LGBT, family Format read: Paperback ARC from HarlequinTeen. (Thanks!) Summary: Sarah is one of the first African American students to enter a predominately white Virginia […]

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October 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm

Alexa S. - I haven’t quite gotten around to reading Lies We Tell Ourselves. It definitely came across as a very ambitious book, considering everything it wanted to tackle! But I’m pleased to hear that you felt it was handled really well and really authentically; that makes me more inclined towards picking up this book soon!

October 6, 2014 - 8:18 am

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - Beautiful review Estelle! I agree that this is an important story and well-done. And I thought Linda’s through process and how she slowly started forming her own opinions was very realistic. However, I do think it was a little too ambitious having a dual focus on racial segregation and LGBT romance and that it held both stories back a little bit. But nevertheless, this was a strong book!

September 25, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Brianna - This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your review.

September 25, 2014 - 11:39 am

Cassie @ Happy Book Lovers - I’m so glad to see you loved this one. This is one of my most-anticipated books, and I had no idea there was a love storyline in it! But I’m excited to see it didn’t affect anything. I love books with tons of discussion opportunities so I can talk (or tweet, let’s be honest) with other people about them. And it seems like a super relevant book with what’s going on in the world today (sadly). I wish it weren’t relevant, but I’m glad people are talking about it.

Lindsey Lane on Storytelling + Evidence of Things Not Seen

(From Lindsey Lane:) When I go into a school for an author visit, I always tell students that the cool thing about writing is that there are no right or wrong answers. There’s spelling. There’s grammar and punctuation. But really, there is no right way to tell a story. For me, as long as I’m […]

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October 8, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Alexa S. - I really agree with Lindsey – there’s no right or wrong way to tell a story! There are just plenty of different ways that will work in different mediums and for different people. Really enjoyed reading her guest post!

September 25, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Lindsey Lane - Thank you for letting me stop by and share my storytelling thoughts with your readers.

September 25, 2014 - 12:01 am

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