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The Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag

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.

“Spoops”

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.

Tarot Reading

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

(CW: rape)

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.

Author:

Lover of cheese and performative angst. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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