I Drove to Atlanta and Visited Two Bookstores

So, I recently drove to Atlanta to see the 1975 in concert. It was one of the best concert experiences of my life but I had an extra few hours to go do something in Atlanta so automatically, I looked up bookstores in Atlanta. I found two next to each other that I really wanted to go to so I went!

First, I visited Charis Books & More (A Feminist Bookstore)! It’s set up in a little, cozy home in Decatur.

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This is literally my dream bookstore. All I read is books on feminism, feminist lit, etc. I also read a lot of social science books which is what most of their books would be categorized under. They had a bunch of cute knick knacks too and I wish I could’ve gotten some but I felt rushed by my dad so I just got the book I was originally looking for. I ended up getting the Stonewall Reader edited by the New York Public Library. I truly wish I could’ve spent more time in this bookstore and more money but I was already kind of late to check in at the hotel so I had to leave.

After that, I decided to drive to Half Priced Books down the street. It wasn’t very far from this bookstore so why not. I also have always heard bookstagrammers/booktubers going to Half Priced Books and finding insanely good deals so I finally decided to visit. I wasn’t entirely impressed at the organization but it was probably just random customers faults. (There was just a lot of randomly misplaced books). I was looking for a very different titles that are fairly new so I’m not surprised I didn’t find them. I ended up getting Vox by Christina Dalcher because It’s on my TBR for this year. Hopefully, I’ll get around to it!

And of course, after visiting both these bookstores, I saw the 1975 live. I’ve gone to a few concerts in my lifetime. I’d say about seven shows maybe? I’ve never been to an amphitheater show, though. This was at the Chastain Park amphitheater in Atlanta and wow, it was beautiful. It was so hot but It’s okay because my makeup melted off during the continuous hours of dancing. I have never felt more myself than I did at this concert and I’m so happy I randomly spent the money and decided to go. The 1975 have such great stage presence and I love Matty so much that seeing him in person just felt special. If he just sat there and talked, I wouldn’t even mind.

My favorites songs that they performed were probably

  • You
  • I Like America & America Likes Me
  • I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)
  • Love It If We Made It

I’m not kidding, I freaked out when they decided to do encore and start off with Love It If We Made It. It’s my favorite song of the new album and it means so much to me for so many different reasons. I feel so lucky to have seen them live and I hope everyone else who listens to them someday gets the chance to as well.

I’m definitely going to buy tickets to their next tour because I’ve never danced at a concert like that. I didn’t even care about embarrassing myself or anything. It was so, so great.

 

 

Edgy Coming of Age Movies to Cure Your Nostalgia

I frequently search the web for coming of age movies set in different eras to make me feel better on a bad day. I decided that I would give you the list of movies I have in my journal that never fail to make me feel better. I’m not quite sure if all of these are considered coming of age films, but I’m almost positive they’re all edgy and definitely cure some form of nostalgia. These are the movies that help me whenever I’m feeling down. Hopefully, they can do the same for you! Enjoy 🙂

  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  • Juno (2007)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Submarine (2010)
  • Heathers (1988)
  • Th Spectacular Now (2013)
  • Stuck in Love (2012)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
  • Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
  • Paper Towns (2015)
  • Eighth Grade (2018)
  • The To Do List (2013)

Have you seen any of these films? Let me know!

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Slam Poetry Recommendations

Good afternoon everyone! Last night, I found myself in the deep hole of slam poetry on Youtube and decided to share with you some of my favorites. If you don’t know what slam poetry is, it’s just poetry that’s written to be performed/spoken. They are usually performed at poetry slams which are events dedicated to people performing their poetry.

If you want my full playlist on Youtube, just click here.

 

 

Do you find yourself listening to slam poetry? I love it so much and can’t wait to hear more. If you have any good recs, let me know!

Books to Read After Watching the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This is an archived post from my old blog that has now been deleted. So, if you’ve seen it before, that’s why! Enjoy. 🙂

 

I recently watched all of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and I’m totally obsessed. I’d read the comics when I was younger because I’m a giant Archie fan but I never knew they were going to recreate Sabrina the Teenage Witch in a non-cheesy, terrifying way. Immediately after watching, I found myself wanting to indulge in more stories about witches. Of course, I’ve made an entire list of the books that include witches and more!

 

  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?”

  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.”

  • Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft 

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely–has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored. “

  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.”

  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living. 

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.”

  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.”

  • How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller 
  • The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

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Feminist Friday ↠ On Betty Friedan

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Betty Friedan is a feminist, activist, and writer. Her most popular book, The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, is credited for starting the second wave of feminism. This book focused on getting women out of their traditional roles. She also took part to help further the women’s rights movement as one of the founders of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She wrote other books including:

  • The Feminine Mystique
  • It Changed My Life
  • The Second Stage
  • The Fountain of Age
  • Beyond Gender
  • Life So Far

 

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FUN FACT: As she starting the Feminine Mystique, she called it “the problem with no name”

POPULAR QUOTES:

  • “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. ”
  • “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
  • “Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question– ‘Is this all?”

 

I personally haven’t read Betty Friedan yet but I’ve owned her books for so, so long. I’ve started the Feminine Mystique but for some reason, never finished it. I remember reading excerpts from it for my essay on feminism in high school. I focused a lot on the opening of the Feminine Mystique while talking about the second wave of feminism. She’s such an inspirational woman and definitely paved the way for so many other activists/feminists.

Have you heard of Betty Friedan? Have you read her books/writings?

Feminist Friday Announcement!

Good afternoon everyone! If you’ve been following me for awhile, you would know that I do Feminist February and have for the past two years. While I love doing it, I feel like it takes too much away from Black History month. It also doesn’t make sense when the month after, March, is Women’s History month (lol). I didn’t even realize this when I first started it. I also want to do more for feminism and I feel like weekly, I would be able to do that. I’m not saying this would be posted EVERY Friday, but hopefully, most Fridays. I want to post all things feminism on Fridays whether it be tags, feminist book recommendations, a possible feminist book club, etc. I just feel like feminism is so apparent in my life, especially in the book aspect, that I want to put more of it on my blog.

As from now one, my Friday posts should be related to my Feminist Friday tag! The posts will have a header like this one above. I made it the other night and think it’s really cute, so hopefully everyone else does too!

If you have any ideas about what kind of feminist posts I should do, let me know. I’d love to hear your ideas 🙂

 

I’ve also been looking for a feminist book club because I’m debating whether or not I should make my own. I just can’t find an online active one!

Map of the Soul: Persona RAMBLE

It’s comeback time! The new BTS album Map of the Soul: Persona is out and I couldn’t be more excited. I just started getting into BTS this year and was so excited for this release. It’s all I’ve been listening to lately and I’ve definitely watched the Boy with Luv music video 100 times. I decided I would talk about each song on the album individually so let’s get into it!

There’s seven songs and each one is perfection. I’m going to go in order, though!

  1. Intro : Persona

NAMJOON! Namjoon used to be my bias but honestly, it’s changed recently. Don’t tell him. This is such a strong rap opening for this album and I loved the teaser video they released for this song. It was kind of reminiscent of Skool Luv Affair but AH, Namjoon’s rapping in this is my favorite. The meaning is also so important.

My favorite lines:

“Actually I’m real good but a little uncomfortable
I’m still not so sure if I’m a dog or a pig or what else
But then other people come out and put the pearl necklace on me”

In this line, it’s said he’s talking about a statement made by Korea’s Ministry of Education’s policy bureau, Na Hyang-wook. “He claimed that 99% of South Korea’s people could be treated “like dogs and pigs” because they had no ability to move up in the world, therefore were simply being fed and kept alive. “

“The three syllables of my name and the word ‘but’ that should come before any of those”

If you’re not aware, he’s talking about the phrase “But, Namjoon” which became popular in the K-POP community to cover up what other K-POP artists have done by bringing up things Namjoon has done/said years ago.

 

2. Boy with Luv (ft. Halsey)

I can’t tell you the amount of times I streamed this music video and didn’t get tired of this song. I’m not a huge fan of Halsey’s newer music but I love her as an individual and think her voice matches this song perfectly. It’s not a strange collab — it sounds perfect. This is totally going to be one of my summer bops. I’m also so excited for locals to fall in love with this song and hopefully, BTS too. It’s been getting radio plays which is so exciting!

My favorite line:

“You’re the star that turns ordinaries into extraordinaries”

 

3. Mikrokosmos

This song is really, really cute. It totally would make me feel better whenever I’m sad. I’m glad they have a slower song on this album that I can cry to whenever I’m sad. Unfortunately, I don’t listen to this song as much as the rest of the album. But, it’s still a bop. This tweet sums up my feelings about this song:

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4. Make It Right

As of right now, this is one of my favorite songs on the album. I think this could play on the radio and do just as well (if not better) than any song of the current charts. I didn’t realize this was the song that Ed Sheeran worked with them on until after I had been listening to it over and over again. Now that I know, this sounds so much like an Ed Sheeran song except it’s better and done by BTS. They sound ANGELIC in this song and I love it so much.

My favorite lyrics:

“I know the sea without you is the same as a desert”

“This eternal night with no end in sight
It’s you who gifted me the morning”

 

5. HOME 

Listen, I LOVE this song. It’s in my top 3 (We’ll rank later) and I dance it to it everytime I hear it. Both J-Hope and Suga’s raps are so, so good. I hope people don’t sleep on this song because it’s the best. WITH YOU I’MMA FEEL RICH! is my favorite part if we’re being honest. This song kind of gives me 90s vibes and I’m not mad. While writing this, I forgot that this song is LITERALLY them calling Armys home. I CAN’T.

My favorite lyrics:

“Even if we have what I wanted in my dreams
Big house, big cars, big rings
The unfamiliar feeling of missing something as
Someone who has accomplished everything
But I go for the door since I have something to”

 

 

6. Jamais Vu

Wow, bilingual kings! I just want to fangirl but since this is a blog post, I’m going to try to be a little bit more serious but *~* i’m obsessed *~*

For those who don’t know, Jamais Vu is the opposite of Deja Vu. It’s “a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of seeing the situation for the first time, despite rationally knowing that they have been in the situation before”

This song displays their best vocals and the most beautiful lyrics, in my opinion. It’s such a special song and I’m so glad it’s included in this album. AGAIN, I love it so much. Also, J-Hope’s english and his rap in this. Ugh, king.

My favorite lyrics:

“A remedy, a melody
A memory that will be left just for me
If I stop right now
If I just turn it off, will all will be more comfortable?”

 

7. Dionysus

This is basically everyone’s favorite song right now but I don’t know?? It’s not my favorite but of course, it’s not bad. It’s still a bop. As Jin says, live like Dionysus! I love the lyrics of this song, they’re so clever. J-hope also owns this song. that’s all I have to say

 

RANKING AS OF RIGHT NOW:

  1. Make it Right
  2. Home
  3. Persona
  4. Boy With Luv
  5. Jamais Vu
  6. Dionysus
  7. Mikrokosmos

 

Again, I love this entire album. I bought the physical copy and it’s literally art. All the songs on this album are brilliant and you could bop to any of them. All the raps on this album slap and I’m so proud of my boys. Time to break more records!

 

One last thing before I go, stream the Boy with Luv music video. K, thanks.

7 Novels Coming to the Big Screen

There’s been so much book to movie adaptation news recently that I couldn’t help but make a list of some that I’m incredibly excited for.

 

1. Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu

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About the Movie: Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu was recently Paper Kite, a production company owned by both Amy Poehler and Brooke Posch. To get familiar with the production company, try watching Broad Girls on Hulu. It’s the best. Right now, the movie stands in the pre-production stage and it hasn’t been shared who is writing the screenplay. The release date is unknown.

To learn a little more about Moxie, here’s the book description:

“Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.”

 

2. On the Come Up By Angie Thomas

downloadAbout the Movie: As you might already know, The Hate U Give was released in 2018 and raised 34.9 million USD in the box office. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas was picked up Fox who also adapted the Hate U Give. George Tillman Jr. is directing On the Come Up but there’s obviously no set release date yet.

To learn a little more about On the Come Up, here’s a description:

“Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families”

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

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About the Show: Looking for Alaska was picked up by Hulu to be adapted into a mini-series. The main characters including side characters have already been cast. John Green has even made a video about them and with them on their Youtube channel, the Vlog Brothers. I’ll link them here. Miles is set to be played by Charlie Plummer and Alaska to be played by Kristine Froseth. Looking for Alaska had been owned by Paramount but they were apparently terrible towards John Green so now it’s not being made into a movie. It’s now being done by Hulu and I couldn’t be more happier. As for a release date, there isn’t one yet.

To learn a little more about the book, here’s a description:

“Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.”

4. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

reid_9781524798628_jkt_all_r1.indd About the Show: Amazon has picked up Daisy Jones & the Six to be a limited series on their streaming service, Amazon Prime TV. It has plans to be a 13 episode series made by both Amazon studios and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine banner. To get a feel of Reese Witherspoon’s production, watch Big Little Lies. As for the music, it’ll be made exclusively through Amazon Music. I can’t wait to hear Daisy Jones & the Six! This was recently announced so there’s no casting yet or release date.

Here’s a little bit more about the book:

“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.”

 

5. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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About the Show: The Grisha trilogy is coming to Netflix! This was announced earlier this year. The two books that were mentioned specifically are both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. I’m not sure how they will connect but they plan to have a series set in the “Grisha-verse.” As far as I’m concerned, the series will be around eight episodes. It’s being produced by Eric Heisserer, Shawn Levy, and Pouya Shahbazian. There’s no release date or no set cast yet.

Here’s the book description: 

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.”

 

6. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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About the Movie: I’ve been following this movie announcement for so long. I read this book whenever it had come out in 2014 and I was so nervous when I heard the movie was going to be released. It’s currently in post-production but has a cast, director, etc. It’s being produced by Echo Lake Entertainment and FilmNation entertainment but is to be distributed by Netflix. Elle Fanning was cast to play the main character back in 2014 but recently, Justice Smith was cast to play Theodore Finch. Jennifer is co-writing the screenplay with Liz Hannah. There isn’t a set release date but I’m guessing sometime this year or 2020?

Here’s a little more about the book:The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
 
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.”

 

7. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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About the Movie: Fox announced they own the rights to Turtles in December of last year. This is John Green’s most recent book release and apparently, his most personal. I read this book and loved it dearly so I can’t wait to see how it’s done in movie format. Hannah Marks, the youngest studio director in history, is directing this film. She’s 25. This is very early in the process so there is no set cast or release date!

If you haven’t read Turtles, here’s the description: “It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.”

 

 

Now, movies are always uncertain so some of these projects could fall through. I have faith in them, though! I also want to note that there’s obviously so many more adaptations coming out but I’m most excited about these ones. I might end up making another post to share the rest.

 

Have you read any of these books? Are you more excited or nervous about the movie adaptations?

House Plant Tour | April 2019

As you might know, I have a little bit of a indoor plant addiction. It started off with just buying myself a Peperomia after my childhood dog has passed as a way to commemorate him. I know, it’s a little bit weird but that’s what I felt like doing that day. This Peperomia was so cute but unfortunately, I barely knew how to tend to the plant so eventually it got root rot and died. What a sad story, I know. But, it’s okay!

I learned more about house plants and decided to get more Peperomias. I picked Peperomias because they’re non-toxic to animals of which I have many. I have gone through some plants and gotten more. I once had a fern that died quickly due to God knows what, a Calathea that died due to not enough humidity and the water I used to water it with, a palm that fell to it’s death due to my cats who loved it dearly… Yet, I still buy plants and try my hardest to keep them alive. The winter was hard on some of my plants (RIP my Calathea) so they’re not looking their best at the moment but they’re all healthy and growing which is good.

I just wanted to add a little disclaimer: I am not perfect when it comes to taking care of plants. I don’t know a lot about plants but I do know enough to keep the ones I currently have alive. I’m not an expert!

Without further ado, let’s get into some plants!

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1. Air Plant/Sky Plant

Scientific Name: Tillandsia Ionantha

Right here, we have my air plant! These plants are sometimes called Sky plants but the scientific name is Tillandsia Ionantha. They’re native to Central America and Mexico so they love the sun and don’t require much water. As you can see, they don’t have much of a root system and don’t require soil to grow. They thrive on humidity and prefer to be lightly sprayed with water instead of drowned in it.

My mom got me this little plant for my birthday and it’s so easy to take care of. I might say even easier than a succulent. 🙂

 

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Scientific Name: Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata

The Peperomia (sometimes called baby rubber plants) were the first kind of house plants I got. They’re non-toxic to animals so you often see them on lists of great indoor plants you can have with dogs and cats. They love the sun and prefer to be dried out before being watered again. These plants are prone to get root rot because they hate to end up sitting in water. They’re commonly found in Southern and Central America but are native to places like Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean. This specific one that I have is the Peperomia Obtusifolia!

I actually have two of these but they both look a little rough. The first one was also a gift

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to me and seemed to be in bad shape whenever I had bought it. The second one had to be trimmed down during the winter due to dying leaves?? I’m not sure what went on with it because it’s doing great now and has new leaves coming in.

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3. Jelly Peperomia

Scientific Name: Peperomia Clusiifolia

This is my favorite house plant. It has pink edges as you can kind of see. It’s easier to tell in the second picture but they’re the cutest. It’s never given me problems, either. It’s consistently growing as you can see. I recently re-potted it due to it outgrowing the other pot. If you can see the dark spot to the right of the plant, it’s actually a burn from being on the window. Most of my plants actually sit on an Ikea plant stand I’ll link later on in this post. I don’t remember why I had moved it to the window that day but it had burned a leaf. It’s doing great, still. I only put them in the window to take these pictures. 🙂
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During the making of this post, my plants got fungus gnat infestations from a new ZZ plant I recently bought. They’re recovering now and are fungus gnat free but I’m going to have to take new pictures later of my bigger peperomia because it suffered the most. I also lost my second fern again. RIP Fern. I’ll never buy another one because God only knows how to keep them alive and healthy. As for now, let’s continue with my last plant!

 

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4. Snake Plant

Scientific Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata

I’m pretty sure this is a pretty standard snake plant you can find almost anywhere. I bought it with those two leaves cut like that, unfortunately. It’s doing well for a snake plant. There hasn’t been any new growth lately but it’s fine. I also have no idea how to keep this plant from looking lopsided. I’ve repotted since and it’s still sideways. The soil is tight enough but who knows. This also had gnats recently but it has survived! I love it. Also, yes, that’s my dying fern in the corner. It’s long gone. RIP Fern.

 

 

 

March 2019 Playlist

Here’s a list of all the songs I listened to on repeat in March! I love making monthly playlists to look back on. If you’re looking for some new jams, here’s a few. 🙂

iii. mars

lookalike – conan gray

sucker – the jonas brothers

wish you were gay – billie eilish

in my head – ariana grande

waterfalls – TLC

if i were a boy – beyonce

vacation town – the front bottoms

bury a friend – billie eilish

albums I had on repeat:

  • Heathers (the Musical)
  • Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
  • Going Grey – The Front Bottoms
  • WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish