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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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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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Review: Eliza and Her Monsters

Hi Virtually Readers! I read this a few weeks ago and LOVED IT. That’s basically all but I wrote a whole review.  Title: Eliza and her Monsters Author: Francesca Zappia Genre: YA contemporary, with some fantasy/sci fi illustrations and stories thrown in for good measure Themes: Friendship, Fandom, art, high school Similar to: Fangirl and Radio… Continue reading Review: Eliza and Her Monsters

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Bookish Recipes: November Cakes

Hi Virtually Readers! My friend recently read the Scorpio Races (I reviewed it here; btw it’s definitely my favourite Maggie Stiefvater book by a long, long way) . Anyway, I’ve wanted to make November Cakes ever since I read this book over a year ago, and I finally did. So here’s a recipe (Which I found… Continue reading Bookish Recipes: November Cakes