My name is Brittanie aka NoturAvrgeBritt, and im 26. Welcome to NoturAvrgeStoryTime. This was initially was supposed to be just a book blog because I am an avid reader of African American fiction/ non-fiction, but i’m a writer as well. I mean I sometimes find myself infused with the lives of the characters. When I’m reading it feels as though I’m intoxicated with these stories.Sometimes I wonder if there were other people who liked to read or write were. I always wished I had somebody I could talk to about books and some of my favorite authors. I’ve been trying to figure out what I was truly passionate about for a minute now. And let me tell you it hasn’t always been straight and arrow, but i had to think back to my childhood and see what kept me afloat all those years. When I was younger, I was the kid that would be the one left in the library on school library field trips,because I was ducked off in an aisle or corner engulfed into a book not paying attention. As I got older, life somehow got away from me and I felt like I had lost myself trying to please others too many times. In the midst of all of that,whenever I got the urge to getaway I would often be found or leaving local libraries and bookstores. Come to think of it libraries, and bookstores have always been like my safe haven. It was like being apart of a secret clubhouse where I could sit for hours read, write and use my computer and its normal, where i felt normal. My 7th grade english teacher was the one that introduced me to writers such as Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, and Dr. Maya Angelou. After that I would find myself attracted to books written by African American authors and writers. One day I had a thought you can do that one day, and began writing a collection of journals with poems, lyrics and short stories. I was the girl that would pull out a journal or composition book and start writing in the middle of class. Having to write my spelling words in sentences always became a 2 page story getting me lots of extra credit in my school age years. But I never really paid attention to to these interest until college. So here I am ending 2015 starting my first blog where i will be talking about my favorite things, reading and writing. I’m working on my first urban fiction manuscript, and wanted somewhere I could talk about how I get through the process as well. My blog will feature book reviews, hauls, and posting about books, including pictures and articles written by African Americans that struck me enough to start a conversation with you guys.
I noticed that there was a need for black blogs in general in my search for examples that showcased & talked about books by black authors and writers. So here I am leading by example, here to fill that void. Yea Me!