Category: Reading

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Story Analysis of “Sonny’s Blues”

**This is a piece I wrote for a “composition in the humanities” class. I figured why waste my papers when I can publish them here. Spoilers ahead.** At its core, James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” is about the suffering that is native to everyone, and how there’s healing in talking about it (Baldwin). The …

Alisia Compton, Books, Giveaways, Reading

An Excerpt from my New Book “Blood on the Vine”

The following excerpt is taken from an all-audiences portion of my book. If you’d like a peek at the steamier scenes, head over to Racy Reads Blog: “Blood on the Vine” Sample for an R-rated excerpt. The excerpt is below, but here’s a brief synopsis so you can get a feel for this story: Miranda …

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Hashtags for Book Lovers

Ooh, I just learned some cool hashtags for tweeting and Instagramming the books I’m reading. It’s like a virtual book club; I love it! I can’t wait to start uploading photos of whatever I’m reading and see who in the world shares my tastes in books. Here’s a tip, you can take a screenshot of …

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Books & Blogs: My January Reading List

Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to read more. These are the books, magazines and blogs I’ll be reading this month. Leave a comment and let me know what you’re reading, and whether or not you have a title to recommend for next month. Finish Veronica Roth’s Divergent I started Divergent a while back, …