Books, Real Life

Writing from the Closet

My very first therapist once asked about my sexuality. I told her I was queerer than most people but still considered myself more-or-less straight. Yes, I thought women were pretty in a strictly heterosexual way. Romantically and sexually, though, I only liked dudes. At the time, I meant it. * At fourteen, I jammed myself… Continue reading Writing from the Closet

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The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

Happy Pride Sunday! Friday the 26th marked the 5th anniversary of the Obergefell vs. Hodges decision that made marriage equality a reality in the US. This anniversary is a bright spot in a difficult time. Another bright spot: I found my new favorite book tag. Elli @ AceReader tagged me in it, for which I… Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

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Sapphic Book Tag

It's the 23nd of Pride Month. I'm doing this tag today in celebration. Theresa, this tag's creator, used well-known mainstream sapphic books for each of the prompts. Since I recced multiple books for most of the prompts, you're getting...four times the recommendations? YOU'RE WELCOME. Crier's War by Nina Varela An enemies-to-lovers book As you may know,… Continue reading Sapphic Book Tag

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Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

Perhaps you've seen the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerList or #BlackPublishingPower on Twitter and Instagram. If not, here's a quick summary. Simple enough, yeah? If you need recommendations for books to buy, you've come to the right place. Here are a few books I'm excited about. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Here are some Black-owned bookstores you can order from:… Continue reading Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

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She-Ra: Princesses of Power Book Tag

Today in gay news: the Supreme Court ruled in favor of employment protections for queer and trans individuals. WE'RE A PROTECTED CLASS NOW, BAYBEE. In less-historic news: I just finished She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix. The show is amazing and queer as hell and makes me feel WAY too many things. To celebrate… Continue reading She-Ra: Princesses of Power Book Tag

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello! It's the middle of the year! My mind is goo! Time for a freak-out. I was tagged by Nikkie at @Nikkie Reads. (PLEASE check out her blog for good queer content.)   (A note to readers: Thank you for reading and for leaving comments! I will respond ONE OF THESE DAYS!) How much have… Continue reading Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Books, Music

The Lover Book Tag: Round Five

Why would I work on my demon essay when there are more Taylor Swift tags to do? IT'S ROUND FIVE OF THE LOVER BOOK TAG, NOW WITH GRAPHICS. Katie at Pages and Pugs made this tag along with the graphics - it's her first book tag and I think she did a great job! (Also, Pages… Continue reading The Lover Book Tag: Round Five

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The Lover Book Tag: Round 2

That's right...I KEEP MY PROMISES AT LEAST SOME OF THE TIME! This is another Lover-inspired book tag. Find the original on UponthePages. I Forgot That You Existed ↠ What’s a book you wish you forgot? UGH, no book let me down more than Coffeehouse Angel. I HATED this book. I couldn't figure out what the point was, the romance… Continue reading The Lover Book Tag: Round 2

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Waffles Book Tag

I'm coming around to breakfast food. Did I mention I went to the Waffle Barn in Ashland? Wish I could recommend the Salted Caramel Waffle, but I was tempted by the Chocolate Chip Waffle instead. To make up for missing out on that caramel-y goodness, I'm doing the Waffles Book Tag as seen on Drizzle… Continue reading Waffles Book Tag

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Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy authors

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. Today's Top Ten Tuesday features my top ten auto-buy authors. Is this a rehash of my Lady Writer Supergroup? POSSIBLY. Maggie Stiefvater   OB-VI-OUS-LY. Stiefvater gave me murder horses in The Scorpio Races. She gave me Ronan Lynch in The Raven Cycle. She gave me miracles in All the Crooked Saints. I will go… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy authors