Hello hello! I’m here with some book recs for our favorite spooky holiday (at least… in America?). I don't know about any of you, but I'm actually a big scaredy cat, so I think there are good books here that aren't entirely scary; there'll be good suggestions for every audience! Here are some books that’ll … Continue reading Some Recs for Your Very Own Bookish Halloween!
So, a book slump, a.k.a. the most dreaded thing that can happen to a book lover. Y'all must be tired of me talking about it, but I'm genuinely in a huge book slump! I just cannot for the life of me pick up a book and read it. I'd much rather just waste hours on … Continue reading What Being in a Book Slump Has Done For Me – A Discussion
Hi, lovelies! It’s been a while, right? I’m not even sure if any of you are going to pay attention to this post, but I thought I might as well use this blog for something, right? *chuckles* If you follow me on Twitter (which, by the way, I have a new account! Follow me, here), … Continue reading Um Hello?
Marianne's Review: A Line in the Dark is not your typical f/f love story with a happy ending. In fact, itʼs not a love story, and the main character doesnʼt have a romance arc at all. A Line in the Dark is a tale of best friends, and what you find yourself doing for them … Continue reading A Line in the Dark: Blog Tour + Review!
“Every time it feels like itʼll last forever. The sorrow that rakes my skin. The guilt that grips my mind. The cold that pierces my bones and freezes my marrow. I want to cry out, but my throat is full of sin, and the moment stretches out like a piece of rubber being pulled and … Continue reading BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT: Blog Tour + Review!
Marianne's Review: Sanctuary was just the book I needed to read to get out of a massive book slump. Liz as a protagonist is a dream come true: badass black attorney in a male-dominated company. Liz knows she has to hold her own and she does so spectacularly. I love how she has this “take … Continue reading Sanctuary: Rebekah Weatherspoon Does It Again!
“I didn’t know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D.” Marianne's Review: “I didn’t know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D.” So that’s how Acting on Impulse … Continue reading Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa: Fun & Flirty Romantic Comedy
What To Do When Diverse Books Are Problematic This post is inspired by Everything, Everything, and the new movie release. Maybe some people don't know, but the book is deeply problematic, and many decide to gloss over the problematic aspects because the book is diverse. I think this has to be the big elephant in … Continue reading PSA: Diverse Books Can Be Problematic
DON'T Hello, everyone! I thought I would use this post today to try to unpack some of the common excuses used by people to defend problematic posts. Note: I will not tolerate rudeness in the comments. Let’s Begin! 1- Ignorance - “[The author] didn’t know!” Why it’s not an excuse: Look, I’m sorry, but ignorance … Continue reading So You Want to Excuse a Problematic Book, Huh?
Hi, lovely readers! Prepare yourselves for a rambly discussion post! I write this post as a lot of things keep going on in both Instagram and Twitter regarding the harmful behavior in the book community. Whenever something happens in regards to a book, one of the arguments you’ll hear the most is “It’s just a … Continue reading It’s Not Just a Story: When Things Get Personal