The Book Trap

Abandon all non-fictional lives, ye who enter here.

-Dead Girls Society- by Michelle Krys

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“You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.”

Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college. And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.

When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might win some real money.

But the Society isn’t all it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.

Spoiler free review!

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a list of cages

Title: A List of Cages

Author: Robin Roe

320 pages 

“And when you smile…my grandmother calls them big-soul smiles. She says some people have souls so big that they spread out, touching everyone they pass.” Emerald wipes her wet face again. “There are different ways to help people, Adam. There are different ways to do good.”

Bitty’s Love Pie

Hello hello hello, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that I’m currently (re)reading Ngozi’s ‘sawesome web comic: Check, Please! 

The story’s about this tiny southern boy named Eric Bittle, a former figure skater who loves baking pies, and who ends up going to college on a hockey scholarship. He keeps a vlog, where he talks about baking and his hockey teammates (who, by the way, are the best characters to ever exist).

I’m sort of obsessed with this web comic. The story, the characters, the dialogue, the art…they’re all incredible. I get all warm and fuzzy thinking about Bittle and his overly loud hockey team (I’ve adopted them all as my fictional children).

Aaaaaand because of that, it’s no surprise that I decided to bake a pie in Bitty’s honor.

I used ittybittybakes (Tumblr)’s recipe: Bitty’s Love Pie (aka. Maple Sugar Crusted Apple Pie).

I’d never made a pie before in my entire life, so I was sort of surprised that it worked out! It tasted great and I definitely recommend it. Bitty would be proud 🍰 🏒📚

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Check, Please! CoverTitle: Check, Please!

Author: Ngozi Ukazu

-This is sort of different from what I usually read, but my dear friends, it is gold. I have been introduced to the world of web-comics and I don’t wanna leave.

-It’s about this tiny southern boy who likes baking pies and used to be a figure skater, and he goes to college on a hockey scholarship. It is precious and I love it so so so SO MUCH.

-I might, or might not, have just re-read it like, 3 times.

-Me, right this moment: *sitting next to my uncle, hugging my computer, whispering over and over again* They’re so cutE.

-ALSO: It’s free!!! You can read the whole thing from the very beginning on Check, Please! (aaaand it hasn’t ended, she’s still updating it!)

-Please read this. I need people to talk to about all my fictional adopted children.

Beauty & The Beast Movie Review

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Needless to say, I have just watched the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. And can I just say, what. a. beaut.

This will be an incredibly SPOILERY review, so beware! Also, lots of paraphrased quotes because I have terrible memory.

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Literary Love Letter: Lord of The Rings Universe

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Includes: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.


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Fantastic Beasts

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them- The Original Screenplay

Author: J. K. Rowling

294 pages

“My momma, your momma, gonna catch a witch

My momma, your momma, flying on a switch

My momma, your momma, witches never cry

My momma, your momma, witches gonna die!”

-Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock- by Matthew Quick

This book is so special. 
It’s dark and sad and honestly? Sometimes I felt like I had the world on my shoulders, reading this. But it was so absolutely necessary. It dealt with heavy subjects in a way that didn’t feel manipulative or forced, and I feel like I NEEDED to read this book to understand a little bit more of the world.

There were too many unanswered questions by the time the book ended, but at the same time, there was a satisfying conclusion. Without giving out spoilers: the ending felt like something that would happen in real life. Not perfect, not faultless, but full of the complexities of human life.

I love Leonard Peacock and truthfully, while reading the book, I just wanted to hug him and tell him that everything would be okay (even though he would completely shun me for doing that).

-Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda- by Becky Albertalli

Super quick and spoiler-free review but heyyy:

As soon as I finished this book, I already had another by my side to dive into, except I couldn’t concentrate because my mind kept going back to Simon. I just….ah, man, this book is just so freaking adorable and I’m so happy I read it.

It was a surprisingly quick read, and I had a lot of fun with the story. The characters are so real and relatable, and I honestly could’ve kept on reading forever. I wanna be part of their gang (also: Simon humor/logic = my humor/logic). 

I laughed out loud and cried when the characters cried and was a complete giggling mess by the end (just ask the other 10 or so Starbucks customers that were there with me, witnessing it all).

Five out of five stars ✨

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