[Movie Review] Dead Kids // a heist movie and social commentary rolled into one – NOT SPOILER-FREE!!

Howdy-do, guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Welcome to the first ever movie review on my blog!

Unlike books, I’ve never really taken the time to dissect a film before. Either I like a movie, or I don’t. I’ve never been into debating the finer points of this scene or that, or delving into the deeper meaning of significant dialogue. (Just ask my boyfriend, who had to painstakingly break down all the Akira Kurosawa references in Star Wars for me because I just didn’t get it.) The most I do is call out movies that have harmful representation. Literally, that’s it.

But I just knew I had to make an exception for Dead Kids. It’s honestly my new fave, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest you do so!

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[Character Aesthetics] The Black Veins – Ashia Monet // part of CW’s blog tour!

Do found families, queer af POC characters, and no romance sound like things that are right up your alley? Then definitely check out The Black Veins by Ashia Monet! You can check out the purchase links below:

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indigo | Apple Books

Thank you to CW @ The Quiet Pond for letting me join The Black Veins blog tour!

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And today, I’ll be bringing you something I’m doing a lot more of lately, and which I’m finding I hella enjoy: character aesthetics!

Let’s get on with the show!

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Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (ft. a free spreadsheet!)

Whaddup, guys, gals, and enby pals? We’re halfway through the first month of 2019! Can you believe? (Insert Jonathan Van Ness tone of voice here.)

If you’ve been active on Twitter, then you should know by now that four of my favorite bloggers – Shealea @ Shut Up Shealea, Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, and CW @ The Quiet Pond – are hosting #YARC2019, a year-long reading challenge focusing on works by Asian authors! You can visit their blogs to find out more.

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100 Thoughts While Reading Secondhand Origin Stories

Hey guys! I’m back with another edition of 100 Thoughts While Reading. As always, big thanks to Karina of Afire Pages for coming up with the idea in the first place.

As you can probably guess, I’m doing the Secondhand Origin Stories blog tour hosted – as usual, lol – by the lovely Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch. If you haven’t signed up for the blog tour, don’t fret! It’s available on Amazon, and I’ve included the link below!

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There will be a more detailed review to follow, so please stick around for that. I’m so excited to tell you what I thought of this book!

As always, be warned that this post contains spoilery content!

Without further ado, here are my 100 Thoughts While Reading Secondhand Origin Stories

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100 Thoughts While Reading The Voting Game

Karina of Afire Pages started this thing called 100 Thoughts While Reading, and when I commented on her post 100 Thoughts While Reading The Belles, she suggested perhaps writing a 100 Thoughts While Reading post as well. I thought of doing one for The Voting Game, since I’m on the blog tour hosted by the lovely Shealea.

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My actual review will be up soon, so I hope you stick around for that! The Voting Game was an awesome book, and you should definitely add it to your TBR.

Fair warning. This is somewhat spoilery content.

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