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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May 2018: The Month of Finales, Sequels & Spin-Offs {Monthly Wrap Up}

May 2018

Hi everybody, and welcome to my May wrap up!

May was one of those months which seemed to last forever, but that’s only because I feel like I did so much. Every day has been a hustle from beginning to end, and I am both exhausted and happy. I’ve also been a terrible blogger since I am so behind on comments and bloghopping I may never catch up again, but I swear I have good reasons which I’ll explain later in this post. So please forgive me and catch up with what I did in May:

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Our Fave Fat Slytherin Rory Gilmore — Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli {Book Review}

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky AlbertalliTitle: Leah on the Offbeat
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 24th, 2018
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

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My 5 Star Predictions For The Rest of 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is a freebie topic and I have chosen to do the 5 star TBR prediction. Basically, I take a look at all the books on my TBR (more specifically in this case, my 2018 release TBR) and predict which books I think are very likely to become 5 star reads for me.

Though I personally would like to extend this to 4,5 to 5 star ratings. Why? Because in my personal rating system, there is not that much difference between a 4,5 star rating and a 5 star rating. The difference is really only in my reading experience. I could love two books equally and see no flaw in either, but the 5 star book  I may have enjoyed so much because I could read it in one sitting and was totally immersed while reading. While the 4,5 star book  I may have loved equally, but didn’t have the time to read in one sitting so I had to spread it out over 1-2 weeks of annoyingly interrupted reading. Meaning my reading experience for the 4,5 star book just wasn’t as fulfilling as the 5 star book, but that is in no way the book’s fault. I can’t blame my reading experience on the book now, can I? Nor is this something I can predict in any way.

So basically, what I’m trying to say is: these are the 2018 releases I’m predicting to give a 5 (or 4,5) star rating! I’m already super curious to come back at the end of the year and see how right (or wrong) I was 🙂

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The Spring 2018 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To The Most (So I Can Buy Them & Then Procrastinate On Reading Them Forever Probably) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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SPRING IS FINALLY HEEEEEEERE! Well, it’s currently still freezing cold here, but I mean, theoretically spring is here. So yay for that, because winter always manages to turn me into big old Mrs. Grumpy McGrump.

Anyway, you know what’s also here? So many amazing spring releases! Here are the spring 2018 releases I am most looking forward to reading as soon as they come out (and will probably procrastinate forever and maybe read next year somewhere…):

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Love is Love – 2018 LGBTQ Book Releases To Read This Valentine’s Day & The Rest of 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all in the theme of love. I’m a hopeless romantic and I just love love, so I could talke about this topic all year long. However, unfortunately even today, not everybody is lucky enough to be able to express their love freely or to even see themselves represented in (love) stories. So that’s why, in the spirit of love, I wanted to highlight some 2018 releases featuring LGBTQ themes.

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2018 Releases I’m Looking Forward To {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we are looking ahead at some of the many, many amazing new 2018 releases that will make our TBR grow and our book-loving hearts burst with excitement (and ok, maybe a little stress). I’m already looking forward to taking a look at everybody else’s lists and making my TBR explode but in the meantime, here’s my list:

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