The 2022 Mid-Year Check-In Tag

The 2022 Mid-Year Check-In Tag

Posted June 29, 2022 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

In Book Community Tradition, I’m bringing back the Mid-Year Check-In Tag for June! For those who aren’t familiar with this tag, this is the time we look back at the Year So Far and reflect on what we’ve read and what we want to read and generally celebrate books. You may also know it as the “Mid-Year Freak Out Tag”. This year, I’m changing up the name a little on my blog out of respect for the mental health community. I will warn you ahead of time – I’m a little off on my reading this year. In the course […]

Disney’s Inclusivity Key: Is It All Performative Bullsh*t?

Disney’s Inclusivity Key: Is It All Performative Bullsh*t?

Posted June 22, 2022 in Real World // 0 Comments

I’m not here to defend Disney. Surprised? I know have a lot of posts talking about the Disney Parks in Florida (with more coming late in the year about California). Anyone can see the hypocrisy – I run a blog where I try to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging while simultaneously screaming about parks run by a company that is extremely problematic. So let’s talk about that. Disney has a long history of racism, sexism, cultural appropriation and flares of homophobia. However, It also has a history of pushing the line in children’s media to the point where the company […]

Happy Emancipation Day! & a Very Brief History of Juneteenth

Happy Emancipation Day! & a Very Brief History of Juneteenth

Posted June 19, 2022 in Real World // 0 Comments

Happy Juneteenth to all my Black friends, bloggers, and folks stumbling across this blog post from Google! And for everyone else, lets celebrate too. Juneteenth (also called “Emancipation Day” and “Black Independence Day”) was not recognized as a federal holiday until June 17th, 2021 – 156 years after the last slaves in the country were freed. It took 2,000 federal troops marching into Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. Even today, Black Americans face a constant battle to be treated fairly and valued as human beings. Despite federal recognition last year – long overdue – most Americans still don’t know […]

Happy Pride Month! Recognizing the Work Done in the LGBTQIAP+ Community and Recommending Black LGBTQIAP+ Reads!

Happy Pride Month! Recognizing the Work Done in the LGBTQIAP+ Community and Recommending Black LGBTQIAP+ Reads!

Posted June 15, 2022 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Happy Pride Month to all of you who are: Out as your authentic self. Unable to come out for safety reasons. Not ready to come out. Still questioning your gender and/or sexuality. Transitioning. Not ready to transition. Excited to share your truth with the world. Tired of explaining your sexuality. Out and private about it. Out to some people but not to everyone. Struggling with guardians/friends who don’t support your sexuality. Searching for the right pronouns. Found your pronouns. Everyone else I may have missed! Pride Month is special and important to me. This community is a home in so […]

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Posted June 13, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

While I felt like Windwitch was scattered, I still enjoyed the book. Folks who like a solid beginning/middle/end may struggle with this second installment in Susan Dennard’s Witchland’s universe. Nevertheless, the vibrant world, interesting magic, and complex characters continue to impress and I intend to continue further into the series. The most structured story is Merik’s. The prince was presumed dead after an explosion, and his POV storyline takes us through his quest for vengeance against his sister, Vivia, whom he presumes his murderer. We also follow Safiya and Iseult, but so much of their story takes place on the […]