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Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Hi Virtually readers! This book was one of my favourites of last month. Basically: READ IT, FOOLS. Title: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz Genre: YA Contemporary Themes: Friendship, growing up, parents, family, gay-men-who-collect-17-year-old-children-in-the-best-way Blurb (from Goodreads): Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his… Continue reading Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

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Two problems with the phrase ‘diverse’

Hi Virtually Readers! It’s 2017 and #WeNeedDiverseBooks is still going strong, three years after the movement started. Before you read the rest of this post, a disclaimer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks has done really good things for the book publishing world. I wrote a whole post about what I think about it here, but my approach to the… Continue reading Two problems with the phrase ‘diverse’

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Moving on Companionably; on companion novels

Hello Virtually Readers! So in the last few weeks I’ve read several sets of companion novels. The first was the Six Impossiverse series by Fiona Wood, three contemporary stories featuring Australians. The second was Dramatically Ever After, the sequel to Bookishly Ever After, which I liked even more than the first book. I’m also partway… Continue reading Moving on Companionably; on companion novels

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I completed a reading challenge+ bookish recommendations

Good morning Virtually Readers! Remember this post where I announced I was doing the Ivyclad Ideas reading challenge? I completed it so I thought I’d use it to look at some of the books I’ve read this year and recommend the good ones.    Column One   A classic—I’ve read two classics this year, both… Continue reading I completed a reading challenge+ bookish recommendations

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The Liebster Award (the second)

Hi Virtually Readers! I’m adventuring in the mountains somewhere, but May @ Forever and Everly tagged us for The Liebster Award, which was really sweet of her. I’ve already done this once and am somewhat over it, just because it’s been around so long, so I’m not going to tag anyone. Rules Thank the person(s)… Continue reading The Liebster Award (the second)