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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: flame in the mist, by renée ahdieh

a digital ARC of this book was handed to me by publisher through netgalley in exchange of an honest review. this doesn’t affect my thoughts in any way. Flame in the Mist, by Renée Ahdieh Series: Flame in the Mist #1 Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (May 16th, 2017) Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult,… Continue reading REVIEW + DISCUSSION: flame in the mist, by renée ahdieh

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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: goodbye days, by jeff zentner (+ recommendation for books dealing with grief, anxiety and depression)

TRIGGER WARNING: suicide/self-harm jokes. homophobia. sexism. i was sent a digital copy of this book from publisher through netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Goodbye Days, by Jeff Zentner Published by: Andersen (March 7th, 2017) Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Anxiety & Depression, Death ★★☆☆☆ Can a text message destroy your life? Carver Briggs never thought a… Continue reading REVIEW + DISCUSSION: goodbye days, by jeff zentner (+ recommendation for books dealing with grief, anxiety and depression)

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7 ways to get out of the black hole that is called the reading slump (+ book recommendation)

THE READING SLUMP. or, as i like to call it: THE BLACK HOLE. because it’s really hard to get out of it. in fact, sometimes it’s nearly impossible. and, not to brag or anything, but i survived THE BLACK HOLE many times. that’s why i decided to share a post about how to get out… Continue reading 7 ways to get out of the black hole that is called the reading slump (+ book recommendation)

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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: get it together, delilah! by erin gough

+ thank you to chronicle books and netgalley for providing me a review copy of this book. this doesn’t affect my thoughts in any way. + p.s. this book is ALREADY published in australia as THE FLYWHEEL. however, it’s finally getting published in the u.s. as GET IT TOGETHER, DELILAH! in april 2017. + p.p.s. it has come… Continue reading REVIEW + DISCUSSION: get it together, delilah! by erin gough

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what’s the cure to problematic books?

if you’ve been on twitter or goodreads, you’ll know that a lot of popular books are, in reality, quite problematic, which means they either feature erasure of diverse elements (replacing a diverse character by a white straight cisgender mentally stable one*) , or insulting acts/words about a certain marginalized community. *for example, riverdale’s tv show, erasing the… Continue reading what’s the cure to problematic books?