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Sunday Tea: Cancel Culture in YA

Sunday Tea is a new bi-weekly series I have started up, where I ramble/discuss some tea filled topics. Please note, the tea I serve is to just open up a window of conversation and not to point blame or whatever, my blog is and will forever be a NO JUDGEMENT zone. You can take that negativity somewhere else. I reserve the right to delete any comments that goes against the above. Again–Sunday tea is to be sipped and talked about, not chugged and thrown.

Big shout out to Clo and Kal in helping be a second and third pair of eyes on this! I am eternally grateful! You guys are truly the real MVPs!

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Throughout the years, the internet has blessed the world with the ability to practice the right to express ourselves more so than ever before. No longer, do you have to be a Journalist to ensure that your voice is heard. In today’s era, we have the privilege of having multiple different mediums and platforms where the everyday person can broadcast their every thought, concern, and passions. However, this coupled with our society’s new-found (or re-found depending on your outlook) social awareness, has caused a consequence that some could say has been long overdue–being held accountable.

Cancel Culture is a social institution where, essentially, people who have said or done problematic things in the past or present are ultimately “cancelled”–no longer being supported. Everyday there are new examples of cancel culture at work, some justified and others not so much.

Now before I continue, I would like to preface that I am NOT talking about cancel culture in regards to sexual assault, but rather the limitations that cancel culture brings to the YA community.

Just like in every other area of society, the book community is no exception to warding off cancel culture–especially in the YA sphere. Recently readers have lifted the banners for more representation and diversity Continue reading “Sunday Tea: Cancel Culture in YA”

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Engaged to the EMT by Piper Rayne [ARC REVIEW]

Genres: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: December 7th, 2018
Source: Inkslinger PR
Format: eARC
Rating:fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

A Sexy FAKE RELATIONSHIP rom com standalone written by a duo of two USA Bestselling Authors

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

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It’s official–I love Piper Rayne. Continue reading “Engaged to the EMT by Piper Rayne [ARC REVIEW]”

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Jock Rule by Sara Ney [ARC REVIEW]

Genres: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Three Legacies, LLC
Publication Date: December 6th, 2018
Source: Inksplinger PR
Format: eARC
Rating:fangirlstarsfangirlstars

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.

He’s a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.

The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora “Teddy” Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she’d been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry “friends.”

Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He’s a goner.

Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.

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REVIEW

I feel things–though I am not sure if it is good or not. Continue reading “Jock Rule by Sara Ney [ARC REVIEW]”

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How to Beat Mood Blogging

Hello storytellers and Happy Wednesday! I have a slight confession to make…ya girl here is a mood blogger.

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I know what you are thinking, what in the ever-loving world is a mood blogger. Well folks, you know how you have a mood reader? Well, it is like that except for blogging. As you come to learn in life, there are just some things you gotta do even though you aren’t in the mood to do. However, I’ve learned that blogging is something I have to be in the mood for.

I honestly can’t do it. Believe me I have tried, I have really, really tried. But for the life of me I can never write something that I am okay with publishing if I’m not in the mood to blog.

Throughout the months of me being in this blogging community though, I have learned and picked up a few tricks here and there to combat mood blogging; and I thought it Continue reading “How to Beat Mood Blogging”

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The Entertaining Blogger Award

Hello and Happy Thursday Story Tellers. I’ve been travelling lately, so my writing posts have been all kinds of topsy-turvy–plus it does not help that I am a super mood blogger, and this week just wasn’t a mood. So, with that I thought I’d dig out the ol’ tags book and do some that have since been long overdue.

I know, look at me staying on brand.

Today I’m gonna take a stab at the Entertaining Blogger Award, which I was nominated for by both Julia @ Fable Hunter and Kaleena @ Reader Voracious. But since this is an award, I need to finally live out my dreams and do my Oscar speech….ahem.

Wow. I honestly can’t believe this is happening to me. For years people have been telling me I’m entertaining and in the non-sexual way that I’m a good time; but I never really believed them–so being nominated for this award truly is a shock and an honor.  I’d like to thank Julia and Kaleena for nominating me–for believing in my crazy when all I give them is sarcasm and moods.  Uh–wow what a time. Turn off the music, I’m not done. I’d also like to thank Sprite, for without you I’d currently be thirsty. I’d also like to thank my brain for which all amusing things come from. To my computer–thank you for only being a pain in the ass when I am about to post something; I SAID STOP THE MUSIC!!! And to my family–may you continue to think my blog is about the degradation of the human condition. You will forever make me chuckle at the truth. And finally, to the shirtless men in my Reader…thank you for keeping me on my toes while bloghopping at work, you continually force me to sharpen my hearing and focus on who is walking by and for that I am eternally grateful.

Continue reading “The Entertaining Blogger Award”

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5 Books I Want To Read Before 2019

Hello Story-Tellers! Can you believe we only have a little over a month left until 2019 is fetch status but a real thing?

Image result for mind blown gif friendsYeah I know, I’m shocked too. But with this news in mind, I started thinking about the books I have read and haven’t read so far, and realized there are a few that have been on my TBR this entire year, that I promised myself I would read in 2018…and…haven’t yet. So in complete, Sam like fashion, I then said:

What books am I most ashamed I haven’t gotten to yet?

This is that list.  Continue reading “5 Books I Want To Read Before 2019”

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The Genre Book Tag

Samantha is doing a tag?! WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO?!?!?!?!?!

Happy Thursday Story Tellers! And for all my American friends out here in the U.S. of A, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! I thought today, while I’m in the air flying to Mississippi for friendsgiving,  I’d do a bookish tag, since its been a hot minute and a biscuit since the last time I did one of these bad boys. 

I was tagged by the literal definition of epicness– Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams! Thank you so much for tagging me Jamsu! Honestly guys, if you haven’t followed her yet you are completely missing out on a TIME!!!!  I swear you wont regret a moment! Continue reading “The Genre Book Tag”