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November 2019: How I Read Two New Favorite Books and They Were Both Memoirs About Identity

What I Read: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz Gonzales The Body by Stephen King Sorted: Growing Up, Coming … Continue reading

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October 2019: How My Attempted Spooky Read AND Punk Book Turned Out to be Flops

***Sorry no photos! I have some that I may add later but my computer is malfunctioning at the moment. 😦 What I Read: Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker Opal by Maggie Stiefvater Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward … Continue reading

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Solitaire and Bedtime Stories: How My Anxiety and Creativity Live in the Same Room

As I’ve been getting out of my month-and-a-half-long sickness stupor, I’ve been getting back into my creative pursuits—bullet journaling, writing, etc.—and I’ve noticed one big change since I have been accessing this part of my brain again: I can’t fall … Continue reading

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September 2019: How Re-reads, Graphic Novels, and Sibling Book Club Saved My Month  

What I Read: Death Note: Black Edition Vol. I by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata The Raven Boys (re-read) by Maggie Stiefvater Who Would Have Thought It? (school book) by María Amparo Ruiz de Burton Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up … Continue reading

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August 2019: How I Got a Concussion and Lin-Manuel Miranda Narrated a Book to Me

What I Read: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimatum by Brian Michael Bendis Sheets by Brenna Thummler Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savannah Ganucheau Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (re-read; audiobook) by Becky Albertalli Aristotle and Dante Discover … Continue reading

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Listening: How Recovering from a Concussion Forced Me to Develop New Self-Care Habits

This concussion has been the worst injury I have ever sustained in my entire life. I’ve been sad, lonely, hurting, foggy, lazy, and most of all, BORED. So that’s why this blog post is going up so late—I finally have … Continue reading

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July 2019: How Working at a Bookstore Has Made My Book Obsession Grow and I Got Back Into Sci-Fi

What I Read: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram Mettanoia, Vol. Two: Mental Health and Self Care Strategies (zine) by ?? The Miserable Mill by Lemony … Continue reading

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