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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The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue {Quote It Wednesday}

The Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s quote is one of the more serious quotes in an otherwise pretty funny book, but I love it regardless. I didn’t know about this Japanese practice before, but when I read this I looked it up and it is seriously beautiful, just as the message it symbolizes.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you love it as much as I do?

You Have Bewitched Me, Body And Soul — Favorite Romantic Book Quotes {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about book quotes! Now, I LOVE quotes, as evidenced by my previous posts on my favorite book quotes and favorite first sentences. And you also probably know I’m a huge romantic and love love. So for this post I decided to focus on some of my favorite romantic book quotes. All of these made me swoon, made me ship and one even made me laugh while still making me swoon and ship!

So without further ado, I present to you ten of my favorite romantic book quotes:

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Kitsunes, Antari, End Days & Grand Tours — Top 10 Favorite Books Read in 2017 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s time to take a look back at 2017 and talk about my favorite reads of the year. I started off 2017 with a lot of reading and quite quickly got ahead of my reading goals for the year. Until my major reading slump happened and I barely read anything for months… But even with that slump, I luckily still managed to read quite a few amazing books! (And now that my reading slump seems to be over, I’m hoping to still read quite a few more before the year is over 😉 )

So without further ado, here are my favorite books that I read in 2017, in no particular order (note: these are not necessarily released in 2017. I just READ them this year):

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Books I’m Forever Thankful For {Top Ten Tuesday}

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In honor of Thanksgiving week in the US, today is all about being thankful. More specifically, what books we are thankful for.

Now, I’m thankful for a lot of books. For lots of reasons. So narrowing this down was… tough. I decided to split it into categories as to why I am thankful for a book in particular, which came a little easier for me. But I would just like to note that some of these books definitely fit into more than one categorie. And I am probably forgetting a lot of books as well. But anyway, here it goes!

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Fictional Characters Who Would Make Great Social Media Trendsetters {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s topic is all about fictional characters who would make great leaders. I’m putting a little twist on the topic and changing it to characters who would be great social media trendsetters. If these characters would be on social media, I’m pretty sure they would quickly amass quite a following in their particular niche. So here they go:

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Title Love: Books With Unique Titles {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about book titles. I can imagine that coming up with a great, unique title for a book is one of the hardest things out there. Because, no matter how much I love those titles with kings, queens, princes or princesses in them, they’re not exactly inspired either. But once in a while, there are books out there where the title alone draws you in. No matter the cover or the content. Sometimes that bookish love at first sight happens purely based on the title.

That’s what happened with me and the following books!

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Ten Books I Struggled To Get Into But Ended Up All-Time Favorites Anyway {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s Top Ten is all about books that I struggled to get into. Now, beginnings are something I usually struggle with. As much as I love reading a new story and getting to know new characters, the beginning is almost always a struggle.

I start reading and find I have to force myself to continue reading. But usually when I’m reading and get a few chapters in (this can be from the 2nd or third chapter, but it can also be about halfway the book), I start getting invested in the story and attached to the characters. And THAT’s when I switch from forcing myself to read to really enjoying a book. And this struggle with beginnings is something that’s a ME-thing, not a BOOK-thing. Because some books or series that have become my all-time favorites started as a book I was really struggling to get into.

You may be surprised by some of the books I had this issue with…

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August 2017: The Month Of… Wait, Weren’t We July Like Yesterday? {Monthly Wrap Up}

August 2017

Hi guys, and welcome to my August wrap up!

So I know it’s pretty standard to say that time flies, but seriously, where did August go? I am seriously so confused, like why is time going by so fast and I still feel like I’m getting nothing done? Even though, when I wrap it up below, it turns out I did get some things done. Just not as much as I would have wanted, ha! (Adulting is exhausting, lemme tell you!)

So without further ado, let’s get into my wrap up for August!

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Fabulous, Darling! — The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzi Lee {Book Review}

the-gentlemans-guide-to-vice-and-virtue-by-mackenzi-leeTitle: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue (Guide #1)
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: June 27th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Young Adult – Historical

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: LOVED this book!

What it’s about:

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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