e-ARC Review: The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

Rating: ★★★★ ◦◦ (4/5) | Spoilers?:  No

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Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Rating: ★★★★★ ◦◦ (5/5) | Spoilers?:  No

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My February Reads

Hi everyone! Is anyone else in absolute awe that January 2019 has already come to an end? Time flies when a good book is released every week I guess, huh? Well, January’s definitely been a ride, with the books I’ve read putting me through more emotions than I thought I knew. So let’s take a look and see how February’s looking. (Fair warning: it’s an ambitious list and I have no idea if I’ll be able to stick to it.) Here are the amazing looking I’ve got my heart set on to read in February!

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Book Blogging ft. Mental Health

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s doing well and that my fellow Midwesterners are staying warm! Today I’d like to go into something that’s a lot more personal, but also something I think would be beneficial to talk about. It’s also Bell Let’s Talk day in Canada, and the many tweets across my twitter timeline inspired me to be a bit reflective today.

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The Bastardization of Femininity in YA Media

Have you ever noticed that in action movies and TV shows, the women always seem to run and fight in heels? Does it seem odd to you that female characters who are supposed to be “strong” and “independent” make a point not to care too much about their appearance, but always seem to wear the same sharp eye makeup look? Do you ever read a book about with a female character that is supposed to represent the author’s plug in of feminism, but she’s surrounded by an all male cast and seems to look down on other women?

None of this is news, per say. Various corners of the internet have seen the swirl of discussion around terms such as “weaponized femininity” and “Not-Like-Other-Girls;” but there’s yet to be a proper integrated discussion about how falling into these traps of distorted feminism is permeating mainstream media at an alarming rate and, therefore, solidifying the modern day’s version of ostracizing of femininity.

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