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Top 5 Wednesdays:Books I’d Want To See As TV Shows

Don’t be surprised if this posts on Thursday morning, it’ll still count as a Top 5 Wednesday post.

This week we’re talking about Books We’d Like to See As TV Shows. And while I’d watch a show based on any book in my personal library, there are a few that I would specifically go to bat for.

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#FridayReads – Binti

I almost didn’t think that I was going to be able to make this post, but here I am writing it.

So last year, I told myself that I would get into more POC writers, particularly those who wrote Fantasy and Science Fiction. I have talked before about coming across Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death, which later lead me to Binti.

Binti is the story of a young woman from the Himba tribe who becomes the first of her people to attend the intragalactic Oomza University. The journey alone should have been a wondrous adventure, but it quickly turns into a nightmare when the Meduse launch an attack against Binti’s transport. Now, if Binti wants to stay alive, she must use her intelligence and her heritage to survive.

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