LGBTQIA+ Books Made For The Screen: Get These Adapted For Movie Or TV ASAP! {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s topic is all about book-to-screen adaptations and I particularly want to talk about LGBTQIA+ representation on the screen. Though we still have a looong way to go to get great representation on on our screens and not everybody handles it correctly (looking at you, J.K Rowling, Disney and Marvel), there is also some progress.

Tv shows featuring queer characters are existing more and more. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars a great trans character, played by an actual non-binary actor. Some of my favorite LGBTQIA+ books have already received the screen adaptation (Love, Simon) and others are on their way (What If It’s Us, They Both Die At The End).

But there’s still plenty of room for more. So big tv and movie execs, if you happen to be reading this (and why wouldn’t you? haha), I highly recommend all of these stories to be adapted for the screen!

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Blog Tour: A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair {Book Excerpt & Give-Away}

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Hi everyone, and welcome to my stop for the A Touch of Darkness Blog Tour!

I’ve been in love with the myth of Hades and Persephone for as long as I can remember, so when I first heard about this book, I jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour. Please find an excerpt below and enter the give-away for the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

The book is set to release in spring but until now there is no release date yet, so keep an eye on it on Goodreads!

Note: Check out the other stops on this blog tour here.

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Fictional Characters That Remind Me Of Myself {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all self-reflection, as I take a look at some of the fictional characters that remind me of myself. Now, obviously, none of the following characters are exactly me. But each of them have a few character traits that do remind me of myself.  Let’s go!

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Calendar Girls – May 2019 – Mother’s Day: Favorite Book With a Mother/Daughter Relationship

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The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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April 2019: The Month Of Demon Magic, An Adorable Manga & A New Favorite Drama {Monthly Wrap Up}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to my April wrap up!

Let me just say that it feels like April lasted FOREVER. It’s just that sooo much seemed to have happened. I started with some reading trouble and DNF’ed my first book of the year, Kitsune by Nicolette Andrews, because I just couldn’t get into the story. Thankfully, I read the cutest manga afterwards which seemed to get my reading groove back. I also read the latest novel by my favorite author (you-know-who 😉 ), listened to LOADS of new music and discovered my new favorite kdrama. Not too bad for one month, now is it?

Here’s what I’ve been up to this month:

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Ten Inspirational Quotes For Introverts… And The Extraverts That Love Them {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about inspiring quotes! I love me some quotes, and I already did a feature on my favorite quotes, romantic quotes and first lines, as well as my weekly Quote It Wednesday (at the moment sadly still on hiatus), so today I wanted to focus on something near and dear to my heart, and that is introversion.

I’m a very introvert person, and all too often I have to deal with people telling me that I should be different: speak more, get out of my shell, basically change my personality. I even had someone recently who told me, in response to me saying I am the way I am and don’t need to change, that that’s the same things alcoholics say, that it’s just an excuse and there’s no reason we can’t get better. As if introversion is something that needs to be cured (spoiler: it’s not) I have struggled with this a lot, and often cursed myself for not being able to change. But you know what? I am happy the way I am. I like the way I am. And I don’t need to change who I am for anyone!

So here are some of my favorite introvert ‘power-quotes’, quotes that inspire me and cheer me up whenever I’m feeling blue about being an introvert. If you’re an introvert like me, I hope they can inspire you too. And if you’re an extravert, I hope they can inspire you to understand and love your introvert loved ones that little bit more. Either way, introvert, extravert or ambivert: you are awesome, just the way you are!

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A Tale of Terrible Formatting, Misspelled Author Names & Cringe-Worthy Reviews — My Ten First Blog Posts {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s a Throwback Tuesday, because I’m taking you back in time, all the way to January 2016, when I was a fledgling blogger who, after a lot of doubt, finally took the plunge and just started her own book blog… Which was (and who am I even kidding, still IS) a learning curve. So here’s to rookie mistakes, not giving up, and getting better one day at a time!

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Demon Magic & A Martini by Annette Marie {Book Blitz & Give-Away}

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Book Blitz for Annette Marie’s latest fantasy novel, Demon Magic and a Martini, the fourth book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series. This Book Blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

It’s no surprise that I am a huge Annette Marie fan. Proof of my fangirly obsession is ALL OVER my blog. But if you need still some more convincing, I highly suggest to check out the summary and excerpt below and enter the fun, blitz-wide give-away for your chance to win an Amazon gift card!

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Magical & Whimsical Rainy Day Reads {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about rainy day reads, and for me, rainy days just seem perfect for reading magical books. So all of the following books contain some magic and a nice touch of whimsy that is guaranteed to make you forget all about the rain outside and just get completely immersed into their fantastical worlds.

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“So Do You Also Read Real Books?” And Other Outrageously Annoying Things People Tell Readers {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today I’m deviating a tad (a lot) from the original topic, which should have been ‘Outrageous things I’ve done as a reader’ because honestly, I’m quite boring and not very outrageous. The most outrageous thing I could come up with was reading an entire day and sneaking reads during family gatherings. Not so outrageous, now is it?

But then I thought about outrageous things other people have said to me as a reader. And to other readers. Because really, sometimes people can say really outrageously annoying things to readers. So that’s my post for today. Get ready for some annoyed rants and a lots of tea being served.

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