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The #NotAll Book Tag

The #NotAll Book Tag

I’m one of those people who absolutely generalizes when she complains about things.  Everything is the worst or I love everything about something.  It’s a bad habit, and one I want to try and overcome because stereotyping is horrible, whether it’s people or days of the week or books or whatever.  Today’s book tag totally brings that vibe. Thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for creating this #notall book tag!  It’s a fun idea, and I absolutely stole this from Holly @ Nut Free Nerd a little over a year ago.  Thanks, Holly for bringing this tag to my attention! #NotAll Cover Changes || […]

Posted November 14, 2019 in Tags // 0 Comments //
10 Love Stories That Melt My Heart

10 Love Stories That Melt My Heart

Earlier this month, I did the Anti-Valentines Book Tag, which was all about how I’m not a romantic and how my husband and I don’t celebrate Valentines Day.  I don’t want y’all to get the wrong idea though!  I’m not against love.  Cheesy love stories make me roll my eyes, but dang there are some out there that I’m crazy about. Some of them even make me go weak at the knees.  And while I complain a lot about a love story overriding the main plot, sometimes the love story subplot is the icing on the cake.  Here are ten couples whose love stories […]

Posted February 12, 2019 in Memes // 20 Comments //
Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about Back to School – and it’s a freebie!  Last year I made a list of some of my favorite books from my school years.  This year, I wanted to make a list of books that I thought should taught in schools because of the life-relevant lessons that can be learned from them. In making this list, it occurred to me that most these books probably wouldn’t make it to school reading lists because of the way our country perceives these topics.  I’ve chosen books that discuss everything from  racism to homophobia and […]

Posted August 28, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Who among us haven’t seen books basically go viral and think “I should read that because everyone else is reading it!”?  While this can be super awesome and really get some great exposure for new books, this can also be a trap.  What if the book is just sort of okay?  What if you’ve been dreaming about this really cool-sounding plot and suddenly the book blows up because “OMG, Balthasar is suuuuuuch a hunk!”  but that’s not what you’re going into the book for and what if the plot is actually terrible and… just… ack! Hyped books can be exciting, and […]

Posted July 31, 2018 in Memes // 24 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 //
February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

February is always the fastest month of the year.  Maybe it’s because there’s so much going on, maybe it’s because it’s technically the shortest month… I don’t know!  But here we are again at the end of it! For all you beautiful people reading this, I hope you all had an amazing Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, President’s Day – the whole shebang.  And all the holidays I missed.  February is ripe with holidays! My bookishness wasn’t as ambitious this month as January, but I loved all the books I got through.  It was just slow going.  February hits me hard as […]

Posted February 26, 2018 in Checking In // 4 Comments //