I recently started reading Hunger by Roxane Gay. She’s been on my radar for a while and when I saw this on the Overdrive app, I decided it was about time that I started one of her books. I’ve been listening to the audiobook and this has really been something. It talks about some serious issues: rape, self/body image and obesity. It’s a short book but I think it’s going to take me a little longer to finish than I was expecting as a result of the sensitive topics.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Continue reading “Fangirl (Book Review)”
I went to see the new movie Small Foot in theaters with my brother, his girlfriend, and her little sister this past Tuesday. I had a great time. We went to a movie theater in the city and the seats were sooo comfortable.
I feel like this is a great movie for inspiring activism in this next generation of youth. The main character found something that went against everything he’d been taught and instead of pushing the fact down and ignoring it, he decided to take action to find out the truth for himself. In discovering the truth, he realizes that things are far more complicated than he’d expected and finds himself at a moral crossroads.
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Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Continue reading “Turtles All the Way Down (Book Review)”
This weekend I decided to treat myself with a much needed Netflix retreat. I have been hearing about these shows for a while now and I decided to finally check them out.
Continue reading “Two for Tuesday (Netflix Edition) – Black Mirror and Insatiable”