Tag: Leah on the Offbeat

July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

I know I usually say “wow that month went by so fast”, but seriously, y’all, July?  July was a long long month.  I struggled to balance reading with writing with blogging with life with health stuff and sunshine and just everything and I am ready for autumn.  This is how you know I’m a New Englander – I’m ready for fall now. Yes? Yes. July wasn’t so bad – just busy!  I don’t like to be busy – I love me some weekends to sit at home and relish in doing nothing.  It’s the best.  August is gonna be busy too, […]

Posted July 30, 2018 in Checking In // 28 Comments //
Book Vs. Movie: Love, Simon

Book Vs. Movie: Love, Simon

I’m really surprised I haven’t seen more people in the book blogging community talking about Love, Simon. When it was in production, Twitter was all about it.  Then it came out… and then people stopped talking about it?  We all moved on to the next thing, I guess. I still think that Love, Simon is really important.  How many opportunity do gay teens have to see themselves on screen?  It’s not perfect to the book, but it’s a good standalone film. If you haven’t seen it, it’s really good.  It’s not like a stereotypical teen movie like High School Musical.  It’s a whole […]

Posted July 20, 2018 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Where Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is this light, fluffy happy story of a boy falling in love, Leah on the Offbeat is a lot grittier.  Sure, Simon had it’s moments.  Goodness knows – it had Martin being a horrible person – but it’s all Oreo cookies compared to Leah. Before I go any further, I think it’s important to say – I genuinely liked this book.  I did!  But there are a lot of places that made me squirm and want to yell at Leah.  But I get Leah, and I think that made it even more uncomfortable for me. Some things to […]

Posted June 30, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

June is already gone, and what an unexpected month it has been.  For me, June has been a month that has required patience – at work and at home, and with my reading.  As I write this, though, my house is peacefully quiet and it smells like barbecue pulled pork, so it important to find all the little things are cling to them lovingly. All in all, June has been a good month.  It went by so fast, but doesn’t it seem like they all do, by the time we hit the wrap up?   Y’all know how I keep […]

Posted June 25, 2018 in Checking In // 15 Comments //