Mar 22, 2017

A shipper's musings : when your ships aren't canon

I have never made it a secret that I am a huge shipper. I love myself some good romance, and when I find a couple that I LOVE, I become so invested in their love life, that at times, my obsession and flailing becomes ridiculous. While I do love my canon OTPs, I also often end up jumping on sinking ships, or worse, ships that were never built. Oh, the agony of shipping non canon fictional couples!

There are a couple of instances where the shipping of these non canon couples are inevitable. Everyone sees it, the readers, the fandom, the postman who brings the book to me - except the author and the characters. So I decided to break it down, and discuss instances where we end up shipping those beautiful ships that never were, or never would be. *sobs*


Mar 9, 2017

The Ultimate Guide for 2017 Diverse Releases || March Edition

Hi bookworms!

It's time to get ready for all the amazing March releases! Today, I bring to you all the diverse books that are coming out this month, get your TBRs and wallets ready! ;D

P.S - This list/post is part of DiverseReads2017 - a reading challenge hosted by myself and Shelly at Read Sleep Repeat. There's still time to join! You can sign up here

P.P.S - Since most of these titles are unreleased, this list is based on ARCs I've read, reviews I've checked from trusted sources, and GR descriptions. If by any chance there are any books in this list that is not qualified to be diverse, problematic, or if I've missed any important aspect - such as the title being #ownvoices - feel free to let me know through the comments!


Mar 5, 2017

Ellie Terry talks Tourette Syndrome and its representation || Diverse Reads 2017

Hi bookworms!

Today, I bring to you another Diverse Reads 2017 post, featuring yet another 2017 diverse book and author.

But today's post is extra special to me, personally. Let me introduce to you Forget Me Not, an #ownvoices MG novel written in verse and features a MC with Tourette Syndrome - a disorder that I myself has been suffering from since I was 11 years old.

I am so excited and happy that this book was written, and is going to be published, hoping that a lot of kids around the world with Tourette Syndrome will get to read it and feel less alone, something I desperately wish that my younger self could've also experienced.

So today, we have the wonderful author of the book, Ellie Terry, who's here to give a breakdown on what exactly is Tourette Syndrome and its representation in MG and YA.