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your-heart-is-tasty · 46 minutes ago
life been good right now! but I do still get depressed episodes here and there. I got my first job now! I get my first pay check next week so cool beans! I get to fucking buy things now! like food and clothes! I can finally buy James and I matching rings! YAY! speaking of which, I don't get to see James for the next 8 days. He's been getting busy too. It's okay though, as long as he's happy i'm happy.
At the moment I got 7 followers WOW! i didn't think people would want to read my shit writing or read about my boring life. I do appreciate it though!
sadly I have no new drama for ya'll, David still hates Angie but I still say hi to her once and a while. Nothing too crazy has been happening so... I'll give ya'll a update on the drama if it does happen. hehe.
I've been wanting to get some new books lately but none of my friends read as much as I do, so if ya'll have any book recommendations i'm open ears. that's all for now. talk to ya'll later.
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pansexual-pied-piper · 2 hours ago
Hey there! Just found this blog and I love it. I'm a proud queer femme sociologist who studies race and ethnicity and gender and sexuality with an emphasis on queer and trans studies. I get paid to teach what you share on here for free. Is there some way you would like to receive support? You truly are doing the lord's work and I am so grateful for your time and energy!
Holy shit??? Aaaahhh thank you I don't know how to deal with this hfjfjgd
Thank you for the offer, but I'm okay financially and just do this for fun & bc it's important to me. I do sometimes reblog donation posts here, no pressure but if you wanna chuck somebody a bit of money, maybe you could help one of these people?
But also is there any way you could drop a link to your work? Whether it's free or not, I think it sounds super interesting and a lot of people who follow this blog would likely enjoy it as well!
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qaraxuanzenith · 2 hours ago
Representation: Spinning Silver
I have made many many rants here and elsewhere about representation in media, and specifically Jewish representation. It’s practically become my Thing.
Good news! I just finished reading Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, and LET ME TELL YOU, it is what I have been looking for. Perhaps it is what you have been looking for, too!
Is it perfect? No. If I wanted to, I could sit down and pick apart all the ways in which it falls short of my Jewish Representation In Fiction Media Ideal. But I don’t really want to do that, because it ticks SO MANY BOXES and I am grateful for its existence.
Is it all we need? Obviously not. I want more. (Also worth noting that Naomi Novik is a Jewish writer, and while that in no way diminishes the amazingness of this book and its Jewish representation, it does nothing to diminish my craving to see good Jewish representation even in works that don’t have Jewish writers.)
But oh my god this book. It has a Jewish protagonist whose Jewishness is deeply important to her - despite her grappling and struggling with it at times - while not being her entire personality/plotline, and while not being the entire plot of the book. It doesn’t shy away from anti-Semitism/anti-Jewish racism, and while it doesn’t belabour the point too much, it is a constant reality which the Jewish characters are deeply aware of and which the non-Jewish protagonists slowly unlearn (and some characters, of course, don’t).
I don’t want to give spoilers but I have had so many disappointments from so many failed attempts at Jewish representation in other works - which is why I put off reading this for so long, because I was afraid of being disappointed again - and this book gave me none of those.
ALSO it has Fae, at least three different spins on the Rumpelstiltskin story nested in each other, a threat of endless winter, shades of the Persephone story, bits of found family, three brilliant and self-sufficient women protagonists, and tortured antihero love interests whom you will grow to care about despite yourself. IT IS SO GOOD AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, whether or not you are looking for good Jewish representation in a fantasy book. That’s practically just a beautiful bonus.
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Got a question for my witchblr mutuals--
I'm looking for non-beginner books on witchcraft. Theory, history, and shadow work are all the specific genres I'm looking for, but I'm open to other reads if you feel like they've made an impact on you or your craft in some way!
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Does anyone know any good books about Greek mythology? I would love something similar to The Song of Achilles (and Circe).
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wooranghae · 6 hours ago
feel good book recs about people who meet in their dreams? 🤲
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enemies to lovers recommendations that are not acotar, from blood and ash, the shadows between us?
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atlantabushnellbooks · 14 hours ago
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✨Book Feature & Review!✨
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone
Shuri, as the title suggests, follows Princess Shuri on her own exciting adventure to save Wakanda. Shuri is the younger sister of the Black Panther and a brilliant scientist and inventor, and now she must use her love of science to solve what is happening to the heart shaped herb crop. The herb that gives the Black Panther his powers is being infected, and Shuri must find out what or who is doing this before it is all destroyed.
What I loved about this book was how well the author captured Shuri’s voice and personality. Her voice practically leapt from the page. The way she approaches everything in her life scientifically, her quick wit and hilarious sense of humour.
This was a fun adventure and I recommend it for young Marvel fans.
4 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Thank you scholastic Australia for the review copy.
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🔎YA Under the Radar Part 4🔍
I’m back with another round of recommendations! It’s been a while since the last installation in this rec series but I’ve been gathering up the best of the quiet YA and gathered them into a list for your perusal and entertainment!
A lot of UK and Australia YA again this round but I increased the Goodreads rating threshold to 15k to let in a few backlog books I didn’t get to before they hit the 10k mark I’ve used for previous lists in this series. Still, these are all excellent books that I recommend wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a YA novel off the beaten track 😊
As usual, I’ve added pride flag emojis to LGBT+ books and wheelchair emojis to books with good disability rep. Enjoy!
The Wicker King by K Ancrum 🏳️‍🌈♿️
The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron 🏳️‍🌈♿️
Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron 🏳️‍🌈
Echo After Echo by AR Capetta 🏳️‍🌈
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim ♿️
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Mind the Gap, Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar 🏳️‍🌈
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis 🏳️‍🌈♿️
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
The Disasters by MK England 🏳️‍🌈
Spellhacker by MK England 🏳️‍🌈
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
I Hold Your Heart by Karen Gregory
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
The Omte Origins by Amanda Hocking
The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James 🏳️‍🌈
Things the Eye Can’t See by Penny Joelson ♿️
Please Don’t Hug Me by Kay Kerr ♿️
Darius the Great duology by Adib Khorram 🏳️‍🌈
Horrid by Katrina Leno
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones ♿️
Skane duology by Lisa Lueddecke
The Forest of Ghosts and Bones by Lisa Lueddecke
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian 🏳️‍🌈
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel
Never Never by Brianna R Shrum
Recommended For You by Laura Silverman
Soulfinders trilogy by Maria V Snyder
Tales of the Blackbone Witches series by Jo Spurrier
The June Boys by Court Stevens
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers ♿️
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
The Project by Courtney Summers
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland 🏳️‍🌈
Music From Another World by Robin Talley 🏳️‍🌈
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley 🏳️‍🌈
The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall 🏳️‍🌈
The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk ♿️
Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall 🏳️‍🌈
Crier’s War duology by Nina Varela 🏳️‍🌈
Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia 🏳️‍🌈
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
More of my recs are available in my “book recommendations” tag!
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bookish-brews · 16 hours ago
Book Review: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
Are you looking for... A cosy culinary mystery full of food from around the world. Sure to provide you with the twists and turns that you love from a cosy, and the comforting feeling of multi-cultural cuisine.
At a glance
Lila’s life seems to be the perfect blend of rom-com tropes, until she moves back home after a terrible break up and a nasty food critic (her ex boyfriend) drops dead right after eating her new dish.
🍲 Culinary Mystery
🍃 Easy Reading
🌳 Family Focused
🎲 Plot Twists
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Book links: Full Review | Goodreads | Amazon |
Review below:
Delicious, light, mouth watering, multi-cultural, comforting, and fun!
Arsenic and Adobo was such a cosy and comforting read. I was so happy while reading all of it! This is one of those fast and breezy books that you can read really quickly and have a great time. Those books are the absolute best sometimes! I loved the descriptions of food, and the diversity within this book. It really made me feel like we can come together over food and everything will be just a little bit better.
Arsenic and Adobo follows Lila, a girl who has come home to recover from a horrible break up, to work in her family restaurant. While home, she has to deal with meddling aunties and saving her Tita Rosie’s restaurant. Everything starts to fall off the rails when an annoyingly rude food critic drops dead immediately after eating Lila’s experimental dessert. And of course, since Lila served him, the detective seems to think that Lila is the only suspect, unless she can find the true killer and clear her name! Continue Reading...
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booktronum · 16 hours ago
April wrap up and book haul! // 2021
woohoo!! come talk books with me on my channel and let me know what you’ve been reading <3
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study-of-chaos · 17 hours ago
The book review I published, about adhd, got more notes than I expected. So, tomorow I will publish a long list of books recommendations of the same topic (all with different approaches), and each will have have a link to download it for free.
We gotta help each other!!💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
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saturnsringlet · 17 hours ago
One more and I’ll stop buggin ya but I’m curious parchment; favorite book?
This is a tough one because I have different favourites for different genres hhhh. Please bear with my long explanations.
I think for scifi is the recent series I finished called The Illuminae Files. Its about the battle between two mega corporations over a mine in the middle of nowhere. Where a corp called Beitech invades the planet to take over the mine. Its split into three different settings per book but it’s great at piecing things together. If you like space, human made viruses, a sus AI system and a format thats very unique then its a winner.
If you want a slice of life kind of story I personally enjoy It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, that focuses on a girl who moves to a new town and has to tackle problems with her family, her sexuality and stereotypes not just with her ethnicity but with her love interests. Sounds a little heavy but its sweet and the author cites real poems.
Manga wise, I highly recommend Assassination Classroom (High schoolers not only learning the art of killing but the art of self improvement) and Durarara (Extremely complex plot with a large cast that tackles the overall concept of love in odd ways).
Two that I’m going to start reading soon that I feel I will like are The Bone Shard Daughter and Wicked Fox, both fantasy novels with Asian protagonists. The former is in a different world and features sapphic characters while the latter is in a modern world.
And one that has no plot whatsoever but is just a giant book of information is Encyclopedia of Spirits, aka one of the biggest books about different mythologies and its deities/supernatural creatures. Great way to nerd out.
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kipaniu · 19 hours ago
Drop your favorite books please i need more books to read besties
(My favorites are girl interrupted, hamlet, normal people, and the bell jar)
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bookishbearx · 19 hours ago
April Wrap Up and May TBR
April Wrap Up and May TBR
Hello Lovelies. Sorry this ones a few days late. It’s been a hectic old month. I’m just getting ready to start a new job and that on top of reading, looking after the puppy and general day to day chores has got me wrapped up. But I am getting there! April was an average reading month for me. I read the planned books that I pulled out for my TBR but no extras. There weren’t many standout books…
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lizafterbooks · 20 hours ago
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📚Book Haul 📚
What books are most excited about reading this month?
I went shopping yesterday and bought all these books! After I finished my current read I think I’m going to start Realm Breaker. There’s so many good books in this haul and yesterday’s book mail I’m going to have to reconfigure my May TBR at some point
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