Friday, March 2, 2018

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater - Book Review

"The 57 Bus" by Dashka Slater is a non fiction book that I discovered through Book Riot ( god bless you, Book Riot). This book follows the lives of two teenagers - Richard, a black male teenager, and Sasha, a white agender teenager. One day, while Sasha was napping on the bus, Richard lit Sasha's skirt on fire which resulted in severe injuries for Sasha. Of course, Richard is arrested and then asked why he committed the crime, and when pushed to give reason to his thoughtless crime, his answer boiled down to hate. Richard is then charged with multiple hate crimes, and is facing life imprisonment. I loved the journalistic approach that Dashka Slater brought to this story. Each side of the story is presented in a way that is so relatable and understandable, and for that, also heartbreaking and incredibly confusing.

If you have read "The 57 Bus" I would love chat with you about it, please comment down below!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Five Quotes I Loved // "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Girl. Each week there is a new prompt, and this week's prompt is book quotes you love!

Every now and then a book comes around that I don't just like, I LOVE - obsessed, even. It is my new favorite, and I want to tell the whole world about it, screaming from the internet rooftops about the glory that is this amazing book. And that's definitely the case with my recent read, "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman. SUCH an amazing book, which SO MANY breathtaking moments that I want to share with you! Check out the video above, or keep reading, for five quotes from "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" that I love!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Ultimate TBR - 100 Books I Want to Read

Who on the bookish internet doesn't have a TBR list that is just completly out of control? I want to meet this person - teach me your ways. I swear I add one or two books every single day to this ever growing list and IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. So, I sat down and found the books that I am *most* excited about - not just, yeah I'd like to read that, but like, omg I want to read this book *right now* try to stop me, excited. And I came up with 100 books. Check out the video above for my list, and please comment! I'd love to hear if you have any thoughts on these books, good or bad, and if you want to add to the list, well feel free to do that, too!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Reader Problems Tag

Reading through the questions for the reading problems tag, I realized I'm a pretty low stress reader, but I do have a couple of reading issues that get under my skin. Check out the video above or keep reading for my answers to this problematic questions!