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godzilla-reads · 12 hours ago
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The air is part of the mountain, which does not come to an end with its rock and its soil. It has its own air; and it is to the quality of its air that is due the endless diversity of its colourings. Brown for the most part in themselves, as soon as we see them clothed in air the hills become blue. Every shade of blue, from opalescent milky-white to indigo, is there. They are most opulently blue when rain is in the air. Then the gullies are violet. Gentian and delphinium hues, with fire in them, lurk in the folds.
—Nan Shepherd
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godzilla-reads · 3 years ago
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“Black Authors Rec List
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YA Novels
“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
“Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland
“Finding Yvonne” by Brandy Colbert
“Tyler Johnson Was Here” by Jay Coles
“The Hate U Give” Angie Thomas
History
“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
“Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs
“Freedom Dreams” by Robin D.G. Kelley
“The Common Wind” by Julius S. Scott
Auto/Biography/Memoir
“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” Malcolm X
“Assata: An Autobiography” Assata Shakur
“Between the World and Me” Ta-Nehisi Coates
“This Will Be My Undoing” by Morgan Jerkins
“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
“Black Boy” by Richard Wright
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
“Skin Folk” by Nalo Hopkinson 
“Mumbo Jumbo” by Ishmael Reed
“Who Fears Death” by Nnedi Okorafor
“Dark Matter” by Sheree R. Thomas
“The Kishi” by Antoine Bandele
“Minion” by L.A. Banks
Comics
“Bingo Love” by Terrence Sage
“Rise of the Black Panther” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“Black AF: America’s Sweetheart” by Kwanza Osajyefo
“Abbott” by Saladin Ahmed
“The American Way” by John Ridley
LGBTQ+
“Zami” by Audre Lorde
“Brother to Brother” by Essex Hemphill
“Under the Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta
“Burnt Men” by Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun
“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
Poetry
“Helium” by Rudy Francisco
“Bestiary” by Donika Kelly
“How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars” by Alysia Nicole Harris
“The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes
“The Black Unicorn” by Audre Lorde
Authors
Toni Morrison
Zora Neale Hurston
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Octavia E. Butler
Ralph Ellison
Samantha Irby
Personal Favorites
“Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
“Go Tell it on the Mountain” by James Baldwin
“We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe
Honorable Mentions by People in the Notes
“The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake
“Jazz” by Toni Morrison
“A Mercy” by Toni Morrison
“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson
Jesmyn Ward
“All American Boys” by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
“Just Mercy” by Brian Stevenson
“The Broken Earth Trilogy” by M.K. Jemisin
“Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson
“Monster” by Walter Dean Myers
“The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
“Sweet Thang” by Allison Whittenburg
“Shadowshaper” by Daniel José Older
“Dactyl Hill Squad” by Daniel José Older
“Midnight Robber” by Nalo Hopkinson
“The Sellout” by Paul Beatty
Editor’s Note:
If you want me to add one of your favorites, just message me!
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mirikasage · a year ago
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Me after a very tiring day at work/ school: I want to relax! *start reading a new fic*
Me after reading for 10 min: It’s so interesting but I am so tired!
Me 2 min later: *snoring*
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godzilla-reads · a year ago
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Classic Author Asks
Mary Shelley: Were you a goth, prep, nerd, or jock in school?
Zora Neale Hurston: Do you write in your free time? If so, then what do you write?
J.D. Salinger: What was the last movie you watched?
Alice Walker: What was the first “adult” book you ever read?
Bram Stoker: Do you prefer suspenseful horror movies, gore, or jump scares?
Oscar Wilde: What book have you read more than once?
Beatrix Potter: Do you like reading inside or outside?
Ann Radcliffe: What’s something you’re known for among your friends or family?
Lord Byron: What’s a negative quality that you can admit to having?
Edna St. Vincent Millay: Do you have a favorite poem or one you can recite?
Jane Austen: Have you ever fallen in love?
Langston Hughes: If you could be part of a literary era, which one?
Emily Dickinson: What’s the last book you were reading?
John William Polidori: What was the last book you finished?
Stendhal: Have you ever hid a book you were reading because you were embarrassed? 
Charles Dickens: What book are you currently reading?
Thomas Hardy: Are you a city or country person?
Virginia Woolf: What book has been on your TBR longer than a year?
Edith Wharton: What’s your favorite season for reading?
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godzilla-reads · 3 years ago
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The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite.
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