#amreading – What, Why, While

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading Getting By by Jaire Sims.  It is a novel about change, challenges and uncertainties at the age of 17.        

It was published in August 2020.

Blurb (taken from: https://jairesims.com/   )

Carver Goodman is a 17-year-old African American student who aspires to become a photographer. As if balancing school, homework, extracurricular activities, and the ACT wasn’t enough, Carver is frequently targeted by violent bullies and is struggling to understand his sexuality while he develops his first romantic relationship. When his spot as one of the top students in school is jeopardized under the strain of the increasing challenges in his life, Carver knows something has to change. But what should he do, and how can he do it without getting hurt or hurting anyone else in the process?

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

I picked this book up as I  thought it would be interesting to see life through the eyes of an African American 17 year old boy, and am hoping it will read like a “biography” rather than as a novel.  It is! 

My review will be up on EmmabBooks.com soon.

While (I  am reading it) 

With Easter approaching this week, I’ve been out in shorts and t-shirt sunshine, and also in brief flurries of snow.  Many houses have Easter decorations up, which have been fun to look at.  They vary from large (leafless) trees decorated with egg shells hanging off them,  to small designs like this one, plus of course plenty of easter bunnies and chicks.   

If you would like to tell me What you are reading, Why you are reading that book, and what you’re doing While you’re reading it, then let me know via   the Guest Blog Page on EmmabBooks.com   and maybe I’ll blog about it. 

All the best, Emma

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