We’re DEEP into spooky season and I am DRUNK.
(I’m playing Among Us with friends. Don’t worry about it.)
Ace Reader did this tag on her blog and BECAUSE IT’S FALL NOW, I had to do it.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
A book that everyone likes to hate on but is delicious
I read some reviews on Love is Love and I get why some readers hate it.
The comic anthology still meant a lot to me the year it came out.
2016 was a rough year – I found comfort in this book.
Bonus entry: OKAY, HATING ON TWILIGHT IS FUN AND POPULAR AND I USED TO DO IT ALL THE TIME.
I STILL LIKE THE BOOKS.
“Fall is my favorite season”
A cliche that you can’t get enough of
I love an angsty betrayal that leads the wronged party to ask, “WAS IT ALL A LIE?“
It’s my favorite. It happens in so many of my favorite books.
Sweater Weather to T-shirt Weather
A book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end
(Spoilers for The Time Traveler’s Wife)
(CW: pedophilia, death, miscarriage, racism)
I read The Time Traveler’s Wife for the first time when I was fourteen.
I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn’t ready for:
- graphic sex scenes
- horrifying miscarriages
- multiple violent deaths
I reread this book for a third time because my friend said she loved it and I wanted to argue about it. This time, I wasn’t expecting:
- racist caricatures
- gross gender roles
- a Nice Guy who has sex with the heroine once, pines after her for twenty years, and waits for her husband to die even though he has his own family
I want to like this book. I just can’t.
Do you have a spooky book on your TBR?
Someone on OKCupid recommend The Luminous Dead to me.
Allegedly, they couldn’t sleep for three days after reading it.
I also won a copy of Ghost Wood Song recently.
It’s BI and there are GHOSTS.
A five-star prediction
I have The Dark Tide on my October TBR.
The Dark Tide is BI and has MAGIC.
Someone I follow called it her new favorite sapphic book. If this book topples my current favorite, Everything Leads to You, I’ll eat my hat.
Sephora Sage + Crystal Set
A book that meant well but missed the mark by a landslide
I’m the ONLY person on Goodreads to give You, Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories one star.
I hated this book.
It felt like the contributors hadn’t deal with their own internalized misogyny, gender expectations, and mistaken beliefs about rape.
I COULD NOT BELIEVE some of the essays resorted to victim-blaming and “not like other girls” rhetoric.
There are better anthologies out there. Try Not That Bad edited by Roxanne Gay instead.
I meant to post this after the solstice and ended up NOT doing that.
Now I have a backlog of tags and a post idea for [redacted.]
Supposedly I should be prepping for NaNo.
I say it’s time for another cider.