Navidad Thélamour

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Navidad Thélamour was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her B.A. in English, Creative Writing from Georgia State University and her M.A. in Publishing from Kingston University in London. She is a regular contributor and trend writer at Padmore Culture and has interviewed dozens of authors and literary names. She is also the co-host of the "Organic Chemistry" relationship podcast. Navidad is currently working on the follow up to The Other Americans and a short story collection of anti-fairy tales for women, coming soon. Visit www.thenavireview.com for more information.

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The Other Americans

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Navidad Thélamour added a status update: UPDATE! In addition to the publishing of my book, The Other Americans, I'm also moving cross country AND starting my own publishing agency this year, Art + Deco. More to come on that, but if you/someone you know is thinking of getting publishing, inbox me; I'd love to help! Bc of this year's busy schedule, I'll only be reading & reviewing books I'm DYING for. Should make for some pretty good reviews ;)
Navidad Thélamour added a status update: UPDATE! In addition to the publishing of my book, The Other Americans, I'm also moving cross country AND starting my own publishing agency this year, Art + Deco. More to come on that, but if you/someone you know is thinking of getting publishing, inbox me; I'd love to help! Bc of this year's busy schedule, I'll only be reading & reviewing books I'm DYING for. Should make for some pretty good reviews ;)
Navidad Thélamour and 4 other people liked Salome G's review of Baby Teeth:
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
"Reading this book gave me a lot of anxiety, mostly because of how spoiled Hanna is. I am too Southern for this.

Also, while I appreciate the publisher sending me a copy, I did not appreciate their other promotional efforts. The postcard with its cu..." Read more of this review »
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
" Salome wrote: "I am howling--I also wrote that I was too Southern for this."

HA! That's HILARIOUS! And we gave it the same rating. I'll HAVE to go and
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The white kids will complain—another bullshit corporate condominium, destroying the neighborhood—but those same white kids will move in. I never thought I’d live in a place like this but, ugh, I need a dishwasher. And I hate laundromats. Al
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The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
" James wrote: "Brilliant I definitely wanna read it now."

Thanks, James! I hope you love it as much as I did! Can't wait to hear what you think!
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Toni Morrison
“You can't own a human being. You can't lose what you don't own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don't, do you? And neither does he. You're turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can't value you more than you value yourself.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Hanya Yanagihara
“It was the worst--the bleakest, the most physically exhausting, the most emotionally enervating--writing experience I'd had...I felt, and feared, that the book was controlling me, somehow, as if I'd somehow become possessed by it.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. When you are black in America and you fall in love with a white person, race doesn’t matter when you’re alone together because it’s just you and your love. But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive. And we don’t want them to say, Look how far we’ve come, just forty years ago it would have been illegal for us to even be a couple blah blah blah, because you know what we’re thinking when they say that? We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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message 46: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Thanks, Serena! I'm more active on Instagram than I am on Twitter if you're on there - AND I host my giveaways on IG. Happy reading, and let's chat books soon!


message 45: by Serena

Serena Hey Navidad!! Thanks for the add! Your reviews look so well thought out and in depth. They have me feeling inspired. I can't wait to see more of them and to see your social media :)


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Navidad Thélamour chandler ainsley [reads] wrote: "ahh that's amazing! i'm not from Austin, I'm here for school. but i honestly don't think I could ever leave, it's such an amazing city.

Excited to talk books with you! thanks for the add <3"


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chandler ainsley ♕ ahh that's amazing! i'm not from Austin, I'm here for school. but i honestly don't think I could ever leave, it's such an amazing city.

Excited to talk books with you! thanks for the add <3


message 42: by Ronyell

Ronyell Hey Navidad!! Thanks for the friend invite! I hope we get to read more books together!


message 41: by Faye*

Faye* Hey Navidad, thanks so much for your friend invite! :)
Gather The Daughters sound sooo interesting, I have put it on my wish list already xD
Happy reading! :)


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message 34: by Jacob

Jacob Overmark Thx for the invite, Navidad :-)
I´m sure we sooner or later will have even more books in common.


message 33: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Virginia wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite! =) I'm already looking forward to our interesting book discussions. XD"

Me too!


Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ Thanks for the friendvite! =) I'm already looking forward to our interesting book discussions. XD


Sheharzad ⚘ oh dear, 720 pages. that made my heart falter a little bit BUT I SHALL TBR IT i checked out the summary for a little life and it sounds so promising!
see you around, navidad :)


Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin* Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to chatting books! :)


message 29: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Hey guys, I am FINALLY in the last leg of finishing my own novel, SNAKES & LADDERS! I’m so excited, and I hope to be done with it within the next couple of weeks! My next review reads AND upcoming author interviews will recommence as soon as the novel’s last period is placed! Thank you guys for ALL of your support!!!!

In the meantime, check out the month of April’s edition of Padmore Culture from Padmore Publishing, where one of my latest book reviews will be featured! https://padmoreculture.com/


message 28: by Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty (last edited Mar 09, 2017 06:05PM)

Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty Thanks for the add, friend! Looking forward to seeing you around GR and chatting books!




message 27: by Yodamom

Yodamom Hello Navidad. You have a very interesting shelf, I see many books I'd like to explore. I hope we can chat on some books soon


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Orient
It's great to find new friends in GR universe :)


message 24: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Hey GR friends! The Navi Review has added a new page to the book review blog -- A Novel Idea: Quotes of the Day from Reads You Love my link text

Check it out and drop in to add your own quotes to the blog's page! :)


message 23: by Sharyl

Sharyl Thank you for the invite, Navidad! Happy reading :)


message 22: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Frances wrote: "Hello Navidad! What a list of your favorite book, you have. I want to read A Little Life too! Perhaps this year even if the pages are ~scary~ , haha! Have a good day :)"

haha from the reads we have in common, I think you'd love it! I reviewed it after I read it, so maybe that'll help you decide if you should pick it up! :)


message 21: by Frances

Frances Hello Navidad! What a list of your favorite book, you have. I want to read A Little Life too! Perhaps this year even if the pages are ~scary~ , haha! Have a good day :)


message 20: by Seemita

Seemita Thank you for the friend invite and lovely words, Navidad. I look forward to chatting books with you :)


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Navidad Thélamour Charysse wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Navidad!

Your book suggestion is EXACTLY the kind of books I'm looking for!

I'm really looking forward to talking to you about books! :)"


Awesome, Charysse! I thought you'd like that one! :) Looking forward to it!


Charysse Thank you for the friend request, Navidad!

Your book suggestion is EXACTLY the kind of books I'm looking for!

I'm really looking forward to talking to you about books! :)


message 17: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Deanna wrote: "Thank you for the friend request :) I look forward to getting to know you are reading more of your reviews! Happy Reading <3"

Thanks Hanna, Deanna and Susan! I'm looking forward to it too! :) Happy reading!


Deanna Thank you for the friend request :) I look forward to getting to know you are reading more of your reviews! Happy Reading <3


message 15: by Susan

Susan Thank you so much for the friend invite!


message 14: by hanna

hanna Thanks for the friend request Navidad, looking forward to sharing books w you ^__^


message 13: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Karl wrote: "-- Glad to have you as a friend ! --"

Can't wait to exchange reads! :)


message 12: by Karl

Karl -- Glad to have you as a friend ! --


message 11: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Christine wrote: "Hey, Navidad!

How are you? I feel like I haven't interacted with you in a while, so I dropped by to say hi!

Hope everything's well and that you're having a lovely week!

Can't wait to have more ..."


I know, shame on me! Can't WAIT to read your remarks on your next read, Christine!!!!! :)


message 10: by Navidad

Navidad Thélamour Hmm currently deciding whether my next read should be I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan or The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates? Any thoughts from my review followers and friends? :)


Navidad Thélamour Carla wrote: "Thanks for the add, Navidad! :D

It's interesting your favorite book is We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I've tried it and wasn't such a huge fan, but it's one of those books I've been thinking ..."


Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it! I wrote a review on it that might be helpful :) Looking forward to read sharing!


message 8: by Carla

Carla (Carla's Book Bits) Thanks for the add, Navidad! :D

It's interesting your favorite book is We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I've tried it and wasn't such a huge fan, but it's one of those books I've been thinking about trying again after some more dabbling in gothic fiction. (Maybe the second time around, I'll actually get it. lol) I will defs push it up my re-read list soon!


Navidad Thélamour Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake) wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite :) Can't wait to chat books"

Looking forward to it! :-)


Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Thanks for the friendvite :) Can't wait to chat books


message 5: by Tecla (last edited Apr 28, 2016 06:06PM)

Tecla Thank you for the add! Let's talk books sometimes! :-) Oh to add, I see where you received your M.A. in London. Me too! I went to City University, London!


message 4: by Kyle

Kyle Hi there, thanks for the friend request! You have such great taste! And 'A Little Life' is pretty much becoming MY entire world. I think about that book every day. No matter jow many times i walk around Manhattan, i can't stop myself from looking for Jude, JB, Willem, or Malcolm.


Thomas Hi Navidad, thank you for your friend request and I hope you are enjoying A Little Life! Glad to see that you enjoyed Everything I Never Told You as well.


Navidad Thélamour Jibran wrote: "Thanks for the add, Navidad. Looking forward to chatting books with you :)"

Me too!


Jibran Thanks for the add, Navidad. Looking forward to chatting books with you :)


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