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2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone

We’re eleven days into January and I’m just now posting my reading stats.

Blame the jerks who tried to take over my country’s government last week while the president did nothing.

My nerves are shot.

In other news, this statement from Andrew Yang sure hasn’t aged well!

Gif from MSNBC of Andrew Yang, Former Tech Executive, saying, "It is not left. It is not right. It is forward."
Shut up.
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October TBR: Stretch Goal City

It’s spooky season now. This year, I’m leaning in EXTRA hard to the pumpkins, black cats, and skeletons.

(The election is incoming. Let me have this joy.)

I crafted this overly ambitious October TBR that I almost certainly won’t finish, BUT…what if I did?

Wouldn’t that be sooo spoooky?

Seriously, there are dozens of books on this list, I’ll never finish.

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Posted in Real Life

My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

Last night, while waiting for the bus, I got angry.

It happened while I was reading updates on the impeachment trial and accompanying Tweets from Methodists annoyed with the proceedings.

They have every right to be frustrated.

Ten months ago, queer Methodists (myself included) and their allies were denied inclusion in the Methodist denomination.

It took the Methodist church a matter of days to make me unwelcome in the denomination and ruin my entire year.

Meanwhile, it’s taken MONTHS to initiate impeach proceedings against the man who instated a trans military ban and popularized the phrase “grab her by the pussy.”

After waking up feeling extra salty and extremely political, I drafted a Christmas list.

Santa better deliver.

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An introduction

Welcome! You made it!

I started this blog as a “portfolio” for “serious writing” (per some professional advice that would have better suited someone else.)

Over the years, Narrative Paradise morphed into a book blog…of sorts.

I don’t write book reviews (very often) or participate in reading challenges.

I DO post book tags and gush about my favorite series.

I occasionally publish posts about faith, politics, and/or mental health.

Oh, and I MAY have turned this site into an unofficial Maggie Stiefvater fan blog.

Ahem…

More accurately, Narrative Paradise operates as an unofficial Ronan Lynch blog.

I’m not kidding.

Anyway.

Read. Comment. Explore.

Enjoy.