Love, Simon

It’s been a long ass two months but I’ve definitely needed this break. I’m not even sure if I’m ready to go back to posting three times a week but I have missed writing. These two months have been sososo stressful and I’m glad that I took the steps to make myself a little less stressed.

That all being said, I just have to talk about the amazing movie I just watched. Love, Simon is a gay movie and surprise, I might just be a little gay. Now, I’m only saying that because it really affected the way that I feel about this movie. This movie is not going to be the same for every person watching it but it is going to evoke different emotions from a straight person compared to someone like me. Whos come out. Whos had the fear of coming out. This movie felt like I was watching myself work through everything that was going on in my life, even if the situation was different.

Enough about me though, this movie was amazing. I cried at least four times because I couldn’t help but relate to so much of what was going on. The fear that Simon feels is something I know all too well and that is something no one outside of the LGBTQ+ community will ever understand. If you want to look at the movie while ignoring the big neon sign that marks it as a gay movie, you’re left with an amazing movie about a young boy figuring everything out. The movie is normal. There isn’t some big focus on sex or experimenting. The movie is just like every other romantic comedy except the main character falls in love with another boy. It. Is. Amazing.

Even though I’ve already come out to a majority of the people in my life, there are still those who don’t know and that is my decision. Certain scenes in this movie reminded me of times when people outed me with no worries about how it would affect me in the long run. This movie was something I didn’t know I needed because it was perfect. I’ve seen enough movies where the girl falls for the guy and they live happily ever after. I want to see more about the people who have been persecuted for the people they love. I don’t mean to get all political or righteous…I just want to see something that I can relate to on the big screen.

I think this movie will open a lot of doors and most of them will be beneficial to the world and that makes me sosososoo happy. I’d highly recommend seeing this movie, especially if you want to support a community of people who just want to love each other the same way that heteronormative couples do.

I’m not too sure how often I’m going to be posting from here on out and I’m sorry for that but I really wanted to talk about this amazing movie. Wow. Could I have said the word amazing more in this post? I hope you all decide to go support this fantastic (see new word) movie while it is still in theaters! ❤

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I need to take a break

I think it’s time that I take a break. I’m currently in a weird place mentally and I’m incredibly stressed out because of this new class that I’m in. I haven’t really taken a break from the blog in a year and I think it’s something that will give me the chance to work on the content that I’m posting. As of right now, I feel like I’m not posting good content and it is a lot of book tags. I haven’t been reading much and that is really the main focus of my blog and I want to get back to that. I don’t know how long this is going to last but I’m not going to be gone for too terribly long…I hope.

I really hope this works out in the long run because I really do enjoy doing the posts that go on this account. So um I’ll see you guys soon…I do have a review coming up on Thursday but after that, I don’t see much coming for a while.

2017 Books I Couldn’t Get to this year

I’ve missed a few posting days but I’ve just been trying to get back into the groove of writing and dealing with school. One of the new classes that I’m in has me writing an APA paper and doing a lab every 2 weeks on top of the other work so I’m a little stressed. I’ve also been doing very minimal reading so that is why there has been a lack of reviews. Sorry guys! There should be one up on Saturday but even that might be a lie. Here are some books that I didn’t get to read last year though.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard

New Years Resolutions Tag

Charr Frears is the original creator of this tag and I thought it was just something fun to do as we get closer to the end of 2017! I hope this year has treated you guys well and I hope the next year treats you even better.

1. An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before).

Stephanie Garber is an author that I own one book from and it really looks like something that I’d enjoy reading.

2. A book you’d like to read.

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsy Cummings

3. A classic you’d like to read.

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

4. A book you’d like to re-read.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas duh I’ll always want to re-read this lovely book

5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

6. A big book you’d like to read.

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

7. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.

Brittany Cavallaro! I love the books that I’ve already read by her and can’t wait to read more.

8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.

The illustrated copy of The Prisoner of Azkaban!

9. A series you want to read from start to finish.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

10. A series you want to finish that you’ve already started.

The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard

11. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2018?

I do and I think I’m just going to keep it at about 60 for next year because of exams and everything that got in the way this year.

End of Year Book Haul!

Hello Hello! I’m sorry for not posting the day after Christmas but I just needed some time to chill with my family. I hope you all had a great Christmas and if you don’t celebrate the holiday then I hope you’re just enjoying the season. These are some of the books that I’ve bought recently and I just thought doing one more book tag before the year ended was a cool idea.

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Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

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As Old as Time by Elizabeth J. Braswell

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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Frostblood by Elly Blake

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Ready Player One by Ernst Cline

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

The Festive Christmas Book Tag

I really wanted to do at least one Christmas book tag and I figured why not do this one. It was really fun to do and I tag anyone who wants to do it, to do it and tag me! I’m not 100% sure who created this tag but all credit goes to them!

1) A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?

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I feel like everyone says this but I really want to spend Christmas dinner with the Weasly’s because they have such an amazing dynamic. And the magic is a plus.

2) A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?

I’d really love to get some cool bookends because as of right now, some of my books just end up falling over.

3) A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf?

Honestly, any of the house elves from Hogwarts would be amazing little Christmas elves. That might be a little bit of a cop-out because they really are elves and stuff but I think Doby would be the greatest Elf.

4) Match a book to its perfect Christmas song. 

I really couldn’t think of anything for this one.

5) Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?

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There was a certain character in Hunting Prince Dracula that I was really disappointed in because they ended up being the murderer…which is why I’m not saying exactly who it is lol.

6) A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?

There are so many books and people that I think should be on the nice list but I really think Nina and Inej from Six of Crows belong on the nice list.

7) Red, Gold, and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmasy feel to it.

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I think the Unravel Me cover is one of the most Christmasy covers I can think of at the moment.

8) A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?

Definitely the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas. This book series is always one that I tell people that would be a good gift for someone who enjoys reading YA books.

My Favorite Books of 2017

So these aren’t actually in any order because I’m way too indecisive for that kind of commitment. I probably missed a few as well because that always tends to happen to me, especially on posts like this. Some of these books came out this year but a few have been published in the past but I had just gotten around to reading them. I also have reviews up for most of these books so if you’re interested in hearing more about them, feel free to click on the author’s name to go to the review.

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1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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2. The Handmaids Tale by Margret Atwood

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3. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

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4. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

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5. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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6. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

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7. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

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8. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 

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9. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

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10. Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor