What are you reading? My April reading list

Have you been keeping up with your reading? Thus far this year, I’ve had my nose in far more books than I read last year, and I’m starting to max out at 7 books a month. Now this means, I’ll read about 52 more books this year than I did last year, which is great!

One of my resolutions was to take more time developing myself and my expertise, SO with that being said here are a few of my reading list recommendations for April.

Cheryl Strayed‘s Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things are at the top of my reading list for April. I’ve been increasingly obsessed with her work and neither of these books have failed to hold my interest.

It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be by Paul Arden


After You by Jojo Moyes

I was rather pissed when I found out about this 2nd book being released. I can blame myself for not staying up to date on her writings, however, I was bombarded by the hardcover of this book in the book store and I was overwhelmed with feelings. A sequel to Me Before You (If you haven’t read it, what the hell are you thinking?) I can’t wait to cuddle up on the couch on a Saturday and read this book.

 

What’s on your reading list? 

Episode 5 || My Cup don’t runeth over for you!

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I’m back from the hiatus from hell! This week is a mailbag episode!
Hear about how I finally coached myself into a leap of faith, How I motivate/pep myself up when I’m feeling down, & how to deal with clingy friends!
Intro Music: Big Beat Azealia Banks

Episode 4 | Networking Tips #AskLo Podcast

 

 

 

I’m back this week with Networking Tips on Ask Lo podcast! Need some advice on how to conquer that daunting room full of people you don’t know? How about how to get the best out of your networking experience? Check out this week’s episode! Be sure to share & comment with any of your favorite networking tips as well!

 

#Snapchat ūüĎĽ me that ūüėĽ

Clearly No intro is needed! However, If you’re still not hip to the new wave that is snapchat, catch up! These are some snap accounts that you need to be following for some serious entertainment and empowerment!

Myleik: (@myleik)

The CEO & Founder of Curlbox, and My Taught You, Myleik features daily empowerment with #coffeetalk quotes, real spit as she prepares for podcasts, as well as step by step cooking snaps.

DJ Khaled: (@djkhaled305)

Two words: Another One. Chef Dee let’s see!

Karen Civil: (@karencivil)

What more needs to be said? She takes girl boss to a whole new level! Why not follow behind the scenes to keep up with all the fabulous and innovative things she’s doing with herself and her brand!

 

Mattie James: (@Mattieologie)

Major Brand Influencer, Mother¬†& natural badass. She shares the inside scoop on upcoming products and brands, as well as goooorgeous outfits of the days! You won’t be disappointed.

King Kylie: (@kylizzlemynizzl)

I’m obsessed with her so I can’t even put into words why you should follow her. Just.. DO IT!

 

iamkanyebreast: (@iamkanyebreast)

This woman is AMAZING! Whether she’s posting hilarious snaps of her dog, or providing original recipes and step by step breakdowns of how she’s whippin’ it up in the kitchen, she’s definitely one to follow when you’re ready to get your cookin’ for bae game strong!

What are some of your favorite Snapchat accounts?

Riddle me That, Eh?

 

 

This week I’m fed up with people who have no common courtesy or manners! Do you have elevator etiquette? Do you know the key to canceling an engagement you can no longer attend? What about speaking up for yourself when people offend you? Well this week that’s what I’m gonna share with you. I also share insight on my Holy Mecca to Amsterdam & how to get over that fuck ass ex of yours!

 

Have You Seen Adele’s Carpool Karaoke?!

 

If you loved Adele before, you are going to be OBSESSED with her now! Jeez…

She was in¬†London, on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she not only dominated her own music but teased a few vocals of a few others’ in the carpooling segment. After belting out a few notes from her current and past albums, she gave us a few vocals from Spice Girls.¬†I’m a MAJOR Spice Girls fan, so I totally related to how she said when they came out it was a huge Girl Power movement. I also giggled when she said she always played Ginger Spice in the group because so did I, LOL!

If my family¬†is reading this, do you guys remember “the tape”?

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Now she snatched¬†my heart ¬†by surprise when around the 10:30 mark she started RAPPING NICKI’S VERSE FROM MONSTER!

PUSH THRU ADELE! LIKE GIRL WHAT?! Totally was NOT expecting that at all!

I lived! She definitely seems like she is an amazing all around, cool, down to earth woman. Despite being one of the most jaw dropping vocal performers around!

And Nicki was certainly here for it. Check out what she had to say about it!


What did you think of her performance?

KeKe Palmer is the loyal homegirl who keeps it real on gory, humorous #ScreamQueens season premiere 

Okay, What the hell? Where do I even begin?

Well first if you haven’t watched slow your roll — **this review contains spoilers**.

After being viciously dragged for 7 years with no answers by Pretty Little liars (see my claim over getting my life back here) I was pretty apprehensive to watch Scream Queens.

I mean who seriously has time to get sucked into another prime time murder mystery about some stuck up millennial girls being hunted and killed?

I mean apparently me, because here I sat through the whole 2-hour series premiere.

A new series on Fox based on a college campus of sorority girls, it stormed out the gate with many meme /gif worthy quotables.

Can we talk about how amazing Emma Roberts plays this spoiled, bitchy, delusional, entitled, young lady? I mean it’s so good I can’t even hate. Where was she when Regina George was being cast for ‘Mean Girls’!? I mean she’s murdering and simultaneously selling the dream of sisterhood to cover her ass!

 

Photo Credit: Scream Queens

Not to mention our girl KeKe Palmer and Niecy Nash are playing recurring characters (I love when all the black people don’t die first in murder mysteries).

 

Photo Credit: Scream Queens/ Fox

I don’t know about you all but I was extremely excited to see and experience the abrupt exit of Ariana Grande. I mean she sings great but her everlasting whisper voice– I can’t deal. ¬†I did find it hilarious that just as she was being killed, just like a millennial, had to TWEET for help rather than picking up the phone and dialing 911. I also laughed at the text exchange right before the devil killed her.


The girls are all pledging the sorority Kappa Kappa Tau that is seemingly racist as fuck and all white. After some issues with the way the sorority had been operating,  the dean played by Jamie Lee Curtis, forces them to accept all new girls who rush.

Cue where KeKe comes in.

Although she plays the homegirl who keeps it real, I’m hoping her role continues to expand as the no nonsense, loyal girl who is just trying to stay alive in an environment where people are dropping dead like flies to the red devil.¬†¬†


My prediction of the season is that  the murdering devil is going to be the dean of students.
Now let’s hope and pray this doesn’t become a long drawn out game of clue like Pretty Little liars because this go round I’ll certainly have no shame in dropping out of watching the show.

Oh yeah, and did you guys catch the Miami University of Oxford reference? HEY MIAMI! #LoveAndHonor


Be sure to check out Scream Queens, Tuesday at 8pm/ET on Fox!