Finally Admitting I’m Reading Less: A Confessional

So some of you might have noticed based on like, my last five wrap-ups, that I’m reading a lot less. Granted, some of this will always be me screwing around with my free time, but I’m actually screwing around even less than I did less semester — so why am I not reading as much?

The answer, dear reader, is self-love and self-care.

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I Overshare, aka Ten Books That Describe Me

I always feel that I read to relate. I am someone who is always looking for different ways to process my own emotions and feelings! So for this post, inspired by Cece’s video Books That Describe Me, and the Me In Book Characters Tag [Amber tagged me in this a while back] and I’ll be talking about books that really made me feel understood. I’ll be linking all my reviews so you can look for more thoughts!

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#BooktubeSFFAwards: A Wrap-Up

So… yeah, booktubesff, but I wanted to share my opinions. My big goal for this year was to read every book in the short fiction, YA fantasy, and adult fantasy categories. And… I did it. Like, y’all, I did this. The debuts and sci-fi fell to the wayside, but that is totally fine, because I DID WHAT I SET OUT TO DO.

If you haven’t heard of the BooktubeSFF awards, here’s the full shortlist on Goodreads, and you can find the actual video of the awards show hereAll reviews are linked.

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How Fiction Saved My Life // Narratives Around Being Different In YA Literature

This post has been a long time coming and it’s probably on a topic that we’ve all heard a little bit about, right? But you know what, that’s okay, because it’s the reality of my personal experience. I want to talk about my personal experience with how literature made me feel less alienated.

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Confessions of a Former Audiobook Hater, aka The Starter Audiobook Guide [+My Audiobook Recs!!]

I got into audiobooks only through the last few months [I finished my first in June], and I wanted to talk about it a little bit! Because I used to be an audiobook hater. And now I have sold my soul to audiobooks and listen to four or five a month. I know, I know, it’s not for you it’s not for you it’s not for you. But unless there’s something making you actually incapable of listening to audios, you should give them a try. It took me a while to get into them, and I was a total naysayer for a long time, but audiobooks have truly made my life so much better and I want to share that! So here’s a post for newbies and veterans alike with my best tips on everything from how to get started to what books to try.

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Let’s Talk—The Myth of the Not-Like-Other-Girls-Trope

I’M BACK AND I’M BITTER.

This post is meant to be a discussion of the tendency on book twitter / goodreads / etc etc etc to say a book exhibits the I’m-Not-Like-Other-Girls trope when the heroine is not very feminine. And I’m here to argue that a specific character not being feminine is not somehow problematic — buuuuuut also, there is a problem with heroines in YA and we need to talk about it.

Let’s chat.

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