I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life with the ability to earn a good living telling stories. I’m not naive to my privilege or the opportunities it affords me.
But there are still too many places in America where I’m a nigger (even though they couch it in a different vernacular) born in Mobile, Alabama with a birth certificate that listed my race ascolored and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I’ve been reminded of this on the too frequent occasions in my adult life where I’ve been pulled over by cops for no legitimate reason (other than the ones they came up with after the fact). And let’s be real — at this point in my life I don’t have to deal with a fraction of what working class POC in places like Ferguson experience on a daily basis. Cuz we all know there’s nothing more criminal than being POOR and BLACK.
A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From B. Best Sequel Ever C. Currently Reading D. Drink of Choice While Reading E. E-Reader or Physical Books F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance H. Hidden Gem Book I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life J. Just Finished K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read L. Longest Book You’ve Read M. Major Book Hangover Because Of N. Number of Bookcases You Own O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times P. Preferred Place to Read Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels R. Reading Regret S. Series You Started and Need to Finish T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books U. Unapologetic Fangirl For W. Worst Bookish Habit V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book) Y. Your Latest Book Purchase Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)