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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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Bookend Events, Winter 2018

Christmas Readathon & December TBR

Happy Fri-YAY Y’all!!!!

I honestly am so stocked for November to be over and done with because December is JAM PACKED with crazy amounts of goodness that I can’t even begin to tell y’all how stupid excited I am for! One of the things I’m crazy nuts for is Bookend Events first winter event– Bookending Winter!!!

This has been Clo and I’s baby for quite some time and we are so excited that tomorrow it will be alive and out there in the lands for you all to meander and play in! If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about you can check out my announcement post (Bookending Winter 2018 Announcement) where I discuss in greater detail everything about Bookending Winter 2018 and where you can sign up to participate!

This December Bookend Event is also participating in Amy @ The Little Booknerds in the Corner‘s annual Christmas Readathon! This readathon is for the entire month of December and consists of twelve challenges–you can click here to be taken to Amy’s post where she delves further into the details, BUT I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU MY TENTATIVE TBR FOR THE READATHON AND THE MONTH OF DECEMBER!!!!

So grab your popcorn, make yourself some tea, get cozy and watch as I explode candy canes and jolly ranchers all over the place. Continue reading “Christmas Readathon & December TBR”

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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.Β  Continue reading “5 Books I Want To Read Before 2019”

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Google Translates My Favorite Books

Hello and happy Thanksgiving-eve!!

So I have a tiny confession to make–I am obsessed withΒ The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. There! I said it! Like it’s almost hilarious how much I have binged over the weekend.

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But during my binge-athon I came across his segment where him and the interviewees sing popular songs that have gone through the infamous Google Translate. Now after my watching this fourth one, the idea struck me–what would come out of Google if I had it translate some of my favorite book’s synopsis‘? Thus this post was born. As an example of the hilarity of all of this, I thought I would start off with translating my Blog’s name:

My name, fictionally Sam, translated back to English from Khomer is: Sam Sam invented.

What a time to be alive.

I honestly don’t even know what to say after that, so grab some popcorn, get comfy, and lets see what happens! Continue reading “Google Translates My Favorite Books”

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BLOGOWEEN DAY 7: Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned

Another day, another witching hour! Grab your potions and your cauldrons wizards and witches! Because for my second day of hosting, we are going to be making some great and powerful life decisions!

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Also, remember we have an epic Giveaway happening for Blogoween! Open both to the U.S. and Internationally! Head over to my other Blogoween Post for all the details to win a book of your choosing!

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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned

The Halloween version of Fuck, Marry, Kill with your favorite characters

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Round 1:

Vanessa Mazur (Wall of Winnipeg and Me), Bram (Simon V. The Homo Sapiens Agenda), Leah Burke (Leah and the Offbeat)

Continue reading “BLOGOWEEN DAY 7: Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned”

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BLOGOWEEN DAY 6: The Sacrifice

Blogoween has been thriving! And today is equally as haunting as the others as today marks my turn in hosting! I’m so excited to see all of the posts you guys will make in these coming days during my reign of evil (mwuahahahahaha) but first a HUGE shout out to Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf for the epic prompts and for being an AMAZING host!! If you haven’t seen her prompts for Blogoween, please please please go check them out! I promise you will have a spooktacular time with them!

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Don’t forget there is a Blogoween Giveaway going on here on my blog for a chance to win a book of your choice from Book Depository! Opened to US and Internationally!! Click here to check out my announcement post for more details! Good Luck!

For my first day of hosting I have a little something cooked up in the cauldron for you story tellers that I think you will have a lot of fun with: Continue reading “BLOGOWEEN DAY 6: The Sacrifice”

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon TBR

Is this impulsive?

Yes, yes it is.

Am I staying on brand?

Um–yes why yes I am.

So if you haven’t noticed by the title, I have decided albeit impulsively–to participate in this years Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon! If you don’t know what this read-a-thon is you can check out there website HERE for all the glorious information and to sign up. But essentially, it’s a readathon where readers all over the world dedicate 24 hours at the same time to reading and talking about what we are reading! There are mini-challenges that a slew of amazing people across different mediums and social medias will be hosting; and over all it is just one heck of a time where the TBR gets slain…or in my case attempts to get slain.

As I live close to the Louisiana border in Texas, this time around my start time is 7am this Saturday. If you are participating and don’t know when your start time for your city is, you can check out this page to find out!!

But without further ado, this is myΒ tentative TBR for this Saturday! Will I get to them all? Probably not, but dang flapjacks I’m gonna try!Β  Continue reading “Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon TBR”