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Beck Valley Books Reviewers Choice for 2017 #bvbtours

Our fantastic tour reviewers have been busy voting, from all our incredible reads of 2017 that we have had the pleasure of touring, for our Beck Valley Books Reviewers Choice 2017.
Here are their Top 6 Favorite books!

My Week Uplugged Not by Choice

I recently spent a little over a week with no television and no internet and only a burner phone with limited minutes and no data. I was almost completely cut off from the outside world.

#BannedBooksWeek Celebrating the Freedom to Read

  Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned,… Continue Reading →

ReWIRED a YA Cyber Thriller From S.R. Johannes

ReWired S.R. Johannes Publication date: August 27th 2017 Genres: Thriller, Young Adult YA cyber thriller, ReWIRED, by Shelli Johannes-Wells (writing as S.R. Johannes), which offers a fresh and exciting new take on the genre, and could be described as Ally… Continue Reading →

I Just Read Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

This book is a must read it will give you a deeper more meaningful understanding of slavery beyond that of what you’re taught from a history book. It is one of the only books I have found that tells the story from the perspective of the women both slave and “free”. It’s a very powerful book and I am glad that after my mom finished it she recommended it to me.

View from a Kindle #WordlessWednesday

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Why I Love Real Books

I grew up loving books, real books, with their smudged ink on dog-eared pages held together by bent withering spines. The library was where I wanted to be. Surrounded by all the books I could ever want to read. I… Continue Reading →

I just read Weedmonkey by Lisa V. Proulx

Virgie’s tale is one of self-reliance and fortitude, overcoming obstacles, and making a life out of nothing. Born to parents who had their own demons to deal with, Virgie had to survive abuse, starvation, and foster care as well as the issues of the day poverty, racism, and segregation. Weedmonkey is a true story about an Appalachian girl who survived and I am so glad to have read her story.

Discovering My Poet’s Soul

Nikki Giovanni gave words to my reality like no other poetry had ever been able to before. She was real, not some romantic figure locked in her room dreaming of love. She was living life and talking about what it meant to live life as a woman. She was writing all those …

Waffles is Not Amused #WordlessWednesday

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