Happy Friday, my darlings!
I hope you’re all having a great December so far. I can’t believe that Hanukkah is already over and Christmas is around the corner…my family is interfaith, so we celebrate both holidays. It makes this time of year a little crazy but extremely fun.
Keeping it short today because I’ve got cookies to bake and trees to decorate!
What I’m reading:
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman. This whole series is SO weird. Sometimes I don’t know if I like even one of the characters…but I definitely enjoy reading about them. The world is so vivid and creative and surprising and the twisty, meandering plot is amazing to read. Apparently there’s a tv show (or miniseries) too, and I’ll probably check that out.
A Bride for the Season by Jennifer Delamere. This is a Christian romance novel that I picked up by accident. Have you ever read a Christian romance novel? Some of them are very well written (they just have extra Bible verses and less sex, compared to most romances) but some of them are extremely preachy and moralistic, with a heavy dose of slut shaming. I have no problem with the Bible verses and less sex, I have a big problem with the slut shaming. I didn’t read more than a chapter of this book and I don’t recommend it. The religious elements felt forced into the story and very judgey, like the book was written just to serve as an envelope for the moral points the author wanted to make.
Leah on the Offbeat by by Becky Albertalli. I thought this was the first book in this series, but I was wrong! I read and enjoyed it anyway. Colorful characters, genuine, sweet first love, diverse characters that feel like real people. Great YA. I’m going to read the other books.
Did anyone else follow the story of the Times Square proposal?? The excited groom to be popped the question and then lost the ring down a sewer grate. The NYPD found the ring and, using Twitter, reunited it with the couple!
Book Riot’s Best Books of 2018!!! You’re going to want to read all of these.
Michelle Obama On Lean In: ‘That Shit Doesn’t Work All the Time.’ Preach and also I need to read her book immediately.
Dichroic Installations Reflect Dazzling Rainbows When Light Hits Them. The more rainbows, the better.
Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. This BLOWS MY MIND.
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