I don’t usually unbox anything on my blog anymore. Partly because I haven’t gotten a book box in a while, and partly because I find that taking unboxing photos consistently fills me with rage.
But this box is super special!
First of all, I love Cade and Hey Atlas. So far, all three of their boxes have been detailed and filled with intention.
And second, I have an item in this box! I was super honored when they chose to include something from me in their summer box, and now the time has finally come for me to show everyone!
It’s been a long time since I’ve bought books.
I don’t really like the commercialism in the book community. That’s a whole separate post I’m planning on writing, but for the last year or so I’ve been getting books exclusively from the library.
I’m not going to lie – I got a bit of a buyer’s high when I went on bookshop 😂 I got way more books than I was planning, and now I want more (specifically, the rest of the FMA books that I’m missing).
So here are the books I got (plus where I got them, which helps support local bookstores and is great if you’re avoiding Amazon like me):
Generally speaking, I think there are too many labels in the LGBTQ community.
If you find that helpful, that’s awesome, but it made figuring out my sexuality and coming out pretty stressful. I couldn’t find a label that fit exactly right, and then there was drama that pan wasn’t acceptable but bi was, and then bi turned homophobic – IDK. That’s why I just call myself queer.
The only other label I use is asexual. Asexuality includes a pretty small section of the community, and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t know what this is.
However, it’s an important one to know, especially in a country that really seems driven by sex and sexual ads. And that’s what this post is about! A (hopefully) easy guide to asexuality.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. I will answer whatever I can, though I don’t know everything.
I received my copy via Netgalley
Author: Dani Jansen
Publishing House: Second Story Press
Upcoming Release Date: Sept. 22nd, 2020
Spoiler alert: mild
Alison Green, desperate valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s her first big mistake. The second is accidentally saying Yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she’s crushing on Charlotte. Alison manages to stay positive, even when her best friend starts referring to the play as “Ye Olde Shakespearean Disaster.” Alison must cope with the misadventures that befall the play if she’s going to survive the year. She’ll also have to grapple with what it means to be “out” and what she might be willing to give up for love.
While in quarantine, I’ve decided to work through my on-shelf TBR. Typically I go to the library, but obviously I can’t right now.
Ironically, I started with a book that I’ve technically already read.
Listen, when I read CBB the first time I was in a weird headspace. I was creatively frustrated with my own novel, and not liking anything I was reading. I didn’t particularly like it the first time, but I also don’t think I was paying attention.
It would be the only explanation as to why I didn’t remember the whole second half of the book.
Spoiler: while it still hit snags, I liked it a lot more this time around!