The Sum of These Books

I was watching this video by the awesome CeCe, where she discussed books that would sum up her personality. As I reflected on my experiences, I have decided to share my own equation along with the missing parts of it, too.

Faith and Friends

Tahereh Mafi’s Whichwood spoke to me spiritually. As the main character wears a headscarf and is isolated because of her insecurities, I felt understood. Granted, I am not isolated because I have a huge burden on me in terms of work or legacy. I do however think that my anxiety is the reason for my difficulty in making and keeping friends.

Laylee has a strained relationship with her ancestry, which, in my case, is allegorical to the mental illness legacy within my own lineage. This book, its coldness, the colorful scarves, the friendships, all of it is just perfectly me.

The Average Queen

While working on my first personal essay, I came to this repeated notion of my average skills. Like the princesses in Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns, I feel rather mediocre often especially when faced with people in my age group. Often, particularly when manic, it feels as though big things are possible for me. However, when coupled with my meek personality and anxious disposition, I realize that I’d be lucky to pass for average.

Bipolar disorder

I have a mild form of bipolar called cyclothymic disorder, which often feels like darkness and light often battling within me. I guess this is why Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl echoes to me even throughout the years.

Another character touching dynamic between Kate and August in This Savage Song. This monstrous thing lurking behind me and within me is easily manifested in this duology by Victoria Schwab, who is among my favorite authors because of her exploration of evil in various forms.

anxiety and writing

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is pure perfection with cute fanfiction along the way. I am in no way saying that I am a talented writer like Cath. However, I did lose my spot between my siblings for a long time (even now) because of new transitions. The habit of displacing my identity through fandom is spot on. I’d much rather be someone awesome than me. I am not even looking for a Levi to love me. I am looking for a Levi to befriend, and drink warm tea, and fangirl together.

Another one is, of course, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, where anxiety and body image come into play. Again, not interested in romance, but this book still hit some exact notes for me.

Finally, it would not be a post about me without a John Green reference. His epic Turtles All the Way Down is my most cherished work of his at this point. It was an accurate portrayal of OCD, which is something I deal with. I am trying not to reshuffle my whole book shelves repeatedly as I write this. My own OCD manifests very differently from Aza, the main character in this book. It still functions the same: obsessive thoughts and a compelling act that is almost a sacred ritual.

Your Turn:

What are the books that encompass parts of who you are? Do we share any books in common? Holler in the comments. See you there.

xo.

 

 

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A Goodbye to February 2018 Series of Reading Plans

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month was for me. My oldest cat, Mika, passed away days ago. Depression has spiraled into epic levels. But, I am fighting back by incorporating a nice series of reading plans for this final week.

If I did not mention it sooner, I am part of the lovely Of Wonderland book club. I am a terrible participant, however, I am trying to get involved with the group and the challenges. February’s theme was adventures. Let’s see what I have planned to fulfill this prompt.

Contemporary Challenges

Right now, yours truly has been avoiding We Are Okay because it deals with grief. It feels appropriate, but it may hurt me to continue. Nevertheless, we trudge on. It’s a short book.

Next, I found a book that my good friend Misty recommended. It is David Arnold’s Mosquitoland involves a journey on a bus. From what I hear, the characters are quirky in this book.

fantasy setting adventures and journeys

A few options from last week’s to be read piles remain: Marie Lu’s Legend and Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky. For now, I am going to see whichever one seems to fit my mood for that day. Please let me know if you have one you’d recommend to read first.

Next, I have been slowly reading The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. It is still not building up the tension enough for me to be a wild fan. Still, it’s a Richelle Mead book, which means it could go in either direction.

Furthermore,  I would like to give Passenger by Alexandra Bracken a shot. Another story that was recommended by the Of Wonderland team is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey. I am unsure about which one will strike my fancy in the moment. But, they are both on my shelves. Finally, I hope to check out Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes.

So many options, I know!

Suggestions?

If you have read any of these books, feel free to recommend them. Also: send me head-canons too. I am always more likely to enjoy a story if I have a connection to the characters or plot.

I hope February is treating you well.

 

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TimeHopAthon and Week 3 of February 2018

I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing up for another attempt to participate in a readathon. This time, the readathon is called TimeHopAthon, and it will take place on week 3 of February 2018.

Challenge 1: Past: Read a historical fiction or classic

Two books on my current TBR fit into this prompt. First, I am keen on reading the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series, which is called Changeless. In addition, my current read meets this challenge as well: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead.

Present: Read a book released in 2017/2018

Ah, I have many books that I could read for this challenge. Let’s just begin with We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. If I do a good job with this one, I would like to read another Adam Silvera book at some point.

Future: Read a book that takes place in the future (i.e. dystopian, sci-fi, post apocalyptic)

Legend by Marie Lu coupled with Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi are what I am planning to read for the third and final challenge. I have the whole series up on my shelves, so it is time to read these books.

Challenge I Ignored: Beat the Backlist

Beat the Backlist was a challenge I signed up for in early January. Throughout the next couple of weeks, I intend on starting the series I included in my announcement to join this challenge. Hopefully, yours truly can start read more, because I have not been reading enough in February.

Do I have any readers here who are participating in challenges? Share your plans and progress, so I can be jealous of you. Perhaps, I can join some more challenges that can help me read more. My February has been a sad month, filled with excessive sleeping and a lack of motivation to do much. Here I am trying to do better for this stretch of the month.

 

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Top 5 Women-Who-Love-Women Books

Happy Valentine’s Day, peeps! This week, we will continue with the love theme on our Top 5 Wednesday. I am going to be listing my top 5 women who love women books that I have read. My big warning here is that a) there may be spoilers ahead.

Let’s go.

5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by libba bray

I read this book ages ago, and so I don’t recall the details or character names, which is good. This means I cannot spoil the story. All I will say is that there’s a queer couple in the story. Unfortunately, it was revealed as a spoiler, but I’d say the author respected the characters and wrote them beautifully still.

4. Dreadnought by april daniels

I just wanted to include my favorite trans girl (so far. I am working on including more diversity in my reads). This book angered me quite a bit, because I connected with the main character on an emotional level. We may be quite differently placed on the LGBT+ spectrum, however, I empathized with her struggles to be taken seriously.*

*I read the first book from the library and did not get to the next one yet.

3. Born wicked by jessica spotswood

I have not read the final book in this trilogy yet, so I remain unaware of what will happen to the queer couple in the story. However, reading about them broke my heart. Yet, I remain passionate about them and my hope for their happy ending continues to live on. Furthermore, I enjoy this character’s family acceptance of her feelings towards this person. (Goodness, being spoiler-free is so hard). This is particularly a fresh image to be portrayed within the rather stifling setting.

2. The Upside of Unrequited by becky albertali

There are two queer couples in this story, and they are both wlw. I love the familial love in the main character’s life. It warms my heart to see happy families depicted in novels, particularly novels featuring queen characters.

And finally…

 1. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Featuring queer Latina girls attracted to the one and only Bay Bryar, this book is magic. McLemore is one of my absolute favorites. She writes with sensitivity and doting love toward her characters, her imagery, her themes, her plot. She honors her characters by offering a complex presentation of their lives. She writes so beautifully. This novel, being her latest, is my favorite one yet.

 

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Top 10 Love-Related Quotes

 

Top 10 Tuesday is now hosted by the lovely The Artsy Reader Girl. It is essentially a weekly topic meant to spark discussion, lists, and excited chats about books. This week is a freebie, but I decided to copy our host. A list of love-related quotes is in order. Let’s go.

10. p.s. i still love you by jenny han–“So much of love is chance. There’s something scary and wonderful about that.”

While I have never fallen in love romantically, I do like this idea of chance in any relationship. I have always been far too anxious to keep any relationship around for long. This quote reminds me of the very scary nature of friendship so much, it validates my pain. To me, I am still kind of in awe of those who have been friends for years, decades, lifetimes. It’s mind-blowing to me. I wish I could have something like that, with friends, that I may rise above the fear and take a chance on people.

9. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson-“Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

When I read this book, I was really lonely. But, I kept feeling this tug from the universe telling me that you don’t have to let your past relationships go. I conflate confronting my past with escaping it too often, even back then. Funnily enough, this story is about two siblings who are not speaking to each other, which is something rather common in my life, because they come to terms with their differences somehow. Here’s hoping I can make my own peace with my inner demons.

8. the dream thieves by maggie stiefvater–“‘I wish you could be kissed, Jane,’ he said. ‘Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.’ He flailed an arm toward the stars.”

Their love is so pure and sweet. It was a privilege to read their story for four books. Seriously.

Speaking of which…

7. The Raven king by maggie stiefvater-“His feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he’d let them overflow and now there wasn’t a damn place in the ocean that wouldn’t catch fire if he dropped a match.”

Come on. Ronan Lynch, who feels everything so intensely, is a wonder to behold. He scared me at first, because I could kind of identify with him. I yearned to be like him in my past. To see him so vulnerable humanized him, made him a small babe that I wanted to protect.

6.City of Glass by Cassandra Clare-““Not everything is about you,” Clary said furiously.”Possibly,” Jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.”’

Listen, Jace just sounds like how I make fun of myself. I love Cassie Clare’s writing. She can do no wrong in my world.

5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell-“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”

The awkward moment when a fictional character says what is always unspoken for me.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green-“Maybe ‘okay’ will be our ‘always.'”

Sometimes, when people know what you mean, it doesn’t really matter how you phrase things. This is a thought that paralyzes me, because I am often hung up on the semantics. I feel things intensely, and I don’t often find the right words or actions to express my feelings and thoughts. I read this book way back in 2012, and I still think about it and about this moment.

3. more happy than not by adam silvera-“The boy with no direction taught me something unforgettable: happiness comes again if you let it.”

Mental illness tells me many things. There are really tough nights, and I think of this book on those nights especially. It’s easily a favorite of mine.

This leads me to:

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo-“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”

My tough fighters, Inej and Kaz, are so dear to me. And, as someone who has endured sexual abuse, I identified with Inej and Nina both. Maybe I’ll write about it later. But this post is already long. I like that Kaz and Inej don’t touch. It comforts me a lot.

 1. Six of crows by leigh bardugo-“Jesper knocked his head against the hull and cast his eyes heavenward. “Fine. But if Pekka Rollins kills us all, I’m going to get Wylan’s ghost to teach my ghost how to play the flute just so that I can annoy the hell out of your ghost.”
Brekker’s lips quirked. “I’ll just hire Matthias’ ghost to kick your ghost’s ass.”
“My ghost won’t associate with your ghost,” Matthias said primly, and then wondered if the sea air was rotting his brain.”

Because to me, all the interactions between the Dregs is a breathless affectionate whisper. You got to listen to them bickering and see who they become throughout these two books. They are so wonderful, it really makes my heart beat a little faster. Just look at Matthias warming up to them. So good.

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February 2018: Week 2 Reading Plans and Contemporary-a-Thon Attempt

Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this week, as I attempt to weave in Contemporary-a-Thon. For the announcement video of this readathon, click here to see Julie from Pages and Pens explain the challenges.

Just as a heads up, I have failed to read as fast as I did in January (so far). Things got even worse after reading Empire of Storms this weekend (I don’t want to delve too much into it, though).

1. Newly acquired contemporary

Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han is the last contemporary I got. To show you have infrequent my contemporary reading is, I will say that I got this book for my birthday. Way back in October.

2. Contemporary book with pink on the cover

I am probably going to double up and say Always and Forever Lara Jean for this one, too. If I can, I may read Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.

3. Read a hyped contemporary

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon was pretty hyped. Perhaps I will go with this one. Or, Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour, which was hyped up quite a bit.

4. Read a diverse contemporary

All three books I have listed so far can be considered diverse. Excuse me while I do a happy dance.

5. Read a dark or taboo contemporary

Yeah… I don’t do dark contemporary. Skipping this one.

6. Read a contemporary graphic novel

I don’t have any graphic novels to read. Passing over this one, too.

7. Read a contemporary that was recommended to you

Maybe First and Then by Emma Mills? I run into this one often. Or, Coraline by Neil Gaiman. That one was recommended to me a lot ages ago.

From the library, I had read some of the first Magnus Chase book, and the first Trials of Apollo. In addition, I did read most of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (not a fan).

Are you participating in any readathons or challenges this week? Share in the comments your reading plans!

See you on the ‘net.

 

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Bookish Love Tag

 

 

I was watching Aly from Hardback Hoarder’s video on this tag, and I decided to give it a shot. The tag is called the Bookish Love Tag, which is just perfect for this month of leurve (ahem. I am mature. Love. That’s what I meant to say).

Leurve.

Here are the questions.

1. 3 book boyfriends/girlfriends

Book Girlfriends: Aelin Ashryver Galathynius (Right? Did I spell that right? Who knows). Anyway. I love her so much. Kady Grant from Illuminae along with Hanna Donnelly. (Shush. I have more).  Nina Zenik and Inej Ghafa. Felicity Montague from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. 

Book Boyfriends, let’s do this: Ezra and Niklas from The Illuminae Files. Allucard from A Darker Shade of Magic. Frank from Since You’ve Been Gone.  Jacob Black from Twilight. Kelsier from Mistborn.

2. 3 OTPs

I have quite a few:  Blue and Gansey are high up there, for me. Aileana/Kiarian from The Falconer. Simon/Izzy from The Mortal Instruments. Dimitri/Rose from Vampire Academy.  

3. Favorite first kiss

Simon and Blue’s first kiss was pretty sweet (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens’ Agenda by Becky Albertalli).

4. What couple had the greatest sexual tension?

Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Another classic is obviously Bella and Edward from the Twilight series.

On Valentine’s day, which couple would…

5. …go to a fancy restaurant

I don’t know any characters who would go to a fancy restaurant to show each other off. But, I feel like Molly and Reid (The Upside of Unrequited) should go to a fancy restaurant. Molly likes to bake, and I think they’d have interesting conversations about the decor and feel of the restaurant. Molly could dress up and feel extra cute.

6. …have a quiet picnic/walk on the beach

Kell and Lila from the Darker Shade of Magic series. They’d enjoy the beach and they could use a little nice and quiet getaway. Another couple that comes to mind is America and Maxon from the Selection. They’d also like a walk together and a small picnic.

7. …stay at home and watch Netflix

Adrian and Sydney from the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead are all about hanging out at home and enjoying each other’s company. I feel like Adrian leaves behind the partying because it triggers destructive behavior.

8. …go dancing!

Aileanna and Kiaran (The Falconer) are the most likely to go dancing, I suppose. But, then again, they are from a different time.

9. What couple do you want to get together?

Aelin and Rowan, I guess? (Throne of Glass) 

10. What couple do you HATE that everyone else LOVES?

Harry/Ginny? Is that a ship everyone likes? I just hate that epilogue so much.

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Top Favorite Male/Male Ships

It’s the middle of the night leading into Wednesday, February 7th, and I am antsy. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday prompt is to share our favorite male/male ships. Now, this is not just cis gendered folks in male/male relationships, but also trans, pan, ace, bi, and so on.

5. Six of crows by leigh Bardugo (Jesper and Wylan)

Listen, Jesper and Wylan are the cutest that ever cute-ed. From my own understanding, I gathered that Jesper does not identify as gay. He loves dudes, but not only dudes. He and Wylan clash quite a bit at first, because Wylan is pure sunshine. And, let’s all be honest, Jesper has issues and he gambles a lot. He’s a mess. Yet, Wylan makes him smile.

So, I end up smiling.

“Maybe I liked your stupid face.”

I love them so much.

*Ugly crying*

4. carry on by Rainbow Rowell (simon/baz)

Everything I hoped for Draco and Harry to go through, I got out of this book. It was just perfection, from beginning to end, and I loved every second of Baz and Simon glaring at each other. That odd moment when the supposed fanfiction of a character ends up more satisfying than that darn epilogue.

Oh yes, I am throwing shade. I’m still not over the whole, “OH, she has red hair, so you know. They have to be together.”

Gag. Life does not have to a be nicely tied with a bow on top.

3. simon vs. the homo sapiens’ agenda by Becky Albertalli (simon/Blue)

The cuteness, the mystery, the sweet reveal of Blue’s identify: they all led to a brilliant book that just brings a smile to my face. Becky Albertalli writes beautiful characters who sound real and honest. And, man, do I hate Martin or what.

(Spoiler: I do hate him so much).

Besides, he is passionate about Harry Potter. What more can you ask for?

(The answer is NOTHING, OKAY?)

‘“What’s a dementor?”
I mean, I can’t even. “Nora, you are no longer my sister.”
“So it’s some Harry Potter thing,” she says.”’

2. the raven cycle by maggie stiefvater (adam parrish and ronan lynch)

Come on. Ronan, with his bad-boy image and sensitive earnestness, coupled with Adam who is such an ambitious boy coming from a rough home; they sound lovely together. They are so very different, and yet they sound so perfect for each other. I can see Gansey being their biggest ally and fangirl.

 1 . the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue by mackenzie lee (Monty/Percy)

This whole book is essentially a journey to owning one’s privilege, and recognizing how that privilege affects one’s perceptions and experiences. Monty learns a lot about the society he lives in, and the way his able-bodied, white, and rich status helps me be in an advantageous position. Compared to Felicity (my dear asexual soul sister) and Percy (who is biracial and deals with epilepsy. Fun fact: I get pseudo seizures, and it made me so happy to see a character in canon who deals with something I can relate to first hand). Their romance is perfection.

Honorable mention: Obviously Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood are kings in my world. But, I didn’t feel like they got enough attention to be considered main characters. Oh, but Cassandra Clare is doing much better with Kit and Ty.

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February 2018 Book and Film Haul (Guilt-Free Edition)

 

 

Hello, friends. Today, I am going to recollect my February 2018 book and film haul. This haul was inspired by a video essay that I will link here. In this essay, Lindsay Ellis analyzes the backlash against the Twilight series. It resonated with me quite a bit. (I can talk about it for ages).

Film Haul

I basically hauled the Twilight movie saga (used, but it’ll be cherished. Currently, I am waiting for the collection to arrive).  In particular, I am curious to revisit Alice Cullen and Jacob Black, who will forever be my favorite characters in the series.

series

Thriftbooks is a new site that I tried with my mom this month. Hopefully, it will be a hit for me. I was able to purchase more books for much cheaper than usual, so that’s a nice thing to experience. I’m wondering about the quality of the books. We shall see, won’t we?

Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Let me revisit the point of the video essay I linked earlier. Look, every piece of literature or art, or whatever you want to use as an example, whatever it may be, it has problematic facets.  We are human, with flaws in our perceptions. I feel tired of having to create a show of my intelligence by reading the latest, most hip and seemingly pristine reputation. Ultimately, all pieces of work will have a crack in their portrayals of society.

Needless to say, I am very well aware of the problematic nature of Twilight as it pertains to race, gender, sexuality, and relationship norms. I still like reading those books and watching the movies. So…I am going to consume the stories with an awareness of their problematic nature.

*Gets off the soap box*

Hush, Hush and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

I read this series ages ago, and I still think of Patch and Nora. A lot. So, to bring them back to me is such a privilege. Yes, I know the story is not perfect and there are harmful relationship examples in it.

self improvement

Body image is something rather mysterious to me. A series of circus mirrors line my vision when I encounter my body. There is so much dissonance and noise when I try to face what I have become in a physically tangible way. I am trying to incorporate movement to my day. Naturally, for February, my quest involved the inclusion of self help fitness books.

Hot Body, Year Round by Cassey Ho

She is my favorite Pilates instructor. Her videos always feel genuine and sweet. In no way do I think I’ll ever be thin, but I would like to create a ritual of movement with precision and purpose. When I am in a manic/hypo manic phase, I do not know how to cope. Rather than floundering about, I would like to follow some sort of routine to tire me out. This book is lovely. I read it ages ago. I had my own copy however I could not reconcile my own fatness with wanting to be fit.

Tone it up by Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott
Another one of my favorite fitness figures out there. They have a wonderful spirit and a positive outlook in general. While I do find that fitness tends to be conflated with thinness very often, I still think this book could be really helpful in guiding my manic episodes.

 

Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
Ugh, she is the best. I have a lot of yoga teacher loves, but she touches my heart with her podcasts and Instagram videos. Rachel has a beautiful sense of resilience and transparency. Nothing but love for her and her work.

 

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First Week of February 2018 Reading Plans

Hello, friends. Welcome to my first week of 2018’s February reading plans. I am going to make more of an effort to read things that do not 100% fit the prompts I am using. I want to experience my TBR shelves, and not rely on the library. Anxiety is a thing in my life that I need to keep in mind. Let’s see what my reading plans are going to be.

A past goodreads choice awards winner

According to this listLandline by Rainbow Rowell was once a winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards. It’s chilling on my shelves, waiting to be read. I believe it is the last Rainbow Rowell book that is unread for me.

a book involving a heist

Another list here shares that The Kiss of Deception involves a heist. I have been putting off reading this series for no reason at all other than being timid around the length of the latter books.

a book about death or grief

Listen, I know it is a stretch that no one could see coming. I am reading Grace Mercy by Robin LaFevers for this one. It involves assassins who happen to be nuns.

A book set in a country that fascinates you

Soulless  by Gail Carriger is set in Victorian England, which is exactly what I love to read. It’s going to a ton of fun. I just need to buckle down and enjoy the ride. I was lucky enough to have Gail Carriger follow me on Twitter. In short, I am thrilled to try her work and possibly become a total fangirl. I am already in love with the tone of the summary on the back of the book.

I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many options. Therefore, this list will have to suffice for now.My hope is to give each book a nice chance. A lot of these books I failed to read before even though I had other challenges prompting me to read them. So, I am treading lightly.

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