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January Book Haul

I have no excuse.

It’s literally not even Christmas or my birthday so I don’t even know why I have accumulated THIS many books in the month of January. I guess you could say I went a tiny bit overboard…

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proof of me having no self-control

I know. I’m shook too.

Before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of these purchases were deals from bookbub.com, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness. Continue reading “January Book Haul”

reviews

Watch Us Rise by Rene Watson & Ellen Hagan [ARC REVIEW]

Watch Us RiseGenres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date: February 12th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine’s response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices—and those of other young women—to be heard.

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Stunning. Continue reading “Watch Us Rise by Rene Watson & Ellen Hagan [ARC REVIEW]”

Movies, On Screen

Book-to-Movie Adaptations I’m Excited For

2019 is making itself known in one of the greatest ways possible–adaptions. Now I am a lover and a hater of book to film adaptations, because more often than not the book is always better. However, there have always been a select few that have surpassed the bar of their originator and brought more depth and emotion through the lens rather than through the words.

With a little over 50 different adaptions announced for both TV and Film, I am super stocked for what 2019 has to offer the bookish community and the fans of these beloved books.

As usual, grab some popcorn, get a notepad out, and a take a look at a few of the book to film adaptations that I am stupid excited to see! Continue reading “Book-to-Movie Adaptations I’m Excited For”

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Anticipated Releases: February 2019

Honestly where has the time gone? How are we already almost done with the first month of 2019?! I feel like it was just yesterday I was still in the hell hole that was 2018 waiting for the ball to drop.

But as usual, February for me is the mark of the beginning of book season–where releases of my most anticipated books start rolling out in droves and my wallet cries out for a buying ban (to this day none have worked so far–let me know if you have an effect method of sticking to a book buying ban!). So it isn’t hard to see why I have a bunch of great releases on my radar for the coming month! Continue reading “Anticipated Releases: February 2019”