It's time for me to share my top to-reads of summer 2020! These are the seventeen books I'm most excited for that are releasing from July through September of this year. Why don't you add them to your list, too?
1) Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power. This YA horror thriller from the author of the fascinating and highly acclaimed Wilder Girls follows a girl who travels to her mother's Midwestern hometown to uncover terrible family secrets. It releases on July 7th
Since it's Pride Month, this seems like a good time to share how, after years of research and thought, I recently figured out that I am not just straight-up straight: I'm actually demiheterosexual and biromantic.
If you're someone who's not all that familiar with the terminology used for different kinds of attraction, then that might sound like a confusing, complicated collection of mashed-together syllables to you. Human attraction is complicated, like most things related to humans. I'm here today to tell you the story of how writing and editing #OCDStory led to me discovering my orientations--and I promise I'll explain the words as we go.
When I was writing the first draft of #OCDStory, I knew early on that I wanted one of the important side characters to be asexual. It's important to recognize and appropriately represent people with different orientations in our stories because those people exist in real life. Not only is it unrealistic to exclude them, it's also hurtful and can leave them feeling unmoored and out of place. I chose asexuality for my focus because it's the sexual orientation that I've always found myself most interested in, other than regular old heterosexuality. It also just felt like the right fit for the character.
Okay! It's finally time for my June update. My May update is linked here.
(Re)reading: Open Minds (Mindjack #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Writing: #SnowQueenStory, on page 63
Editing: my blog archives, at January 2015
Working: most recently, on a cardiology-related Scribbr essay
Watching: bits and pieces of Star Trek: Discovery
Playing: let's just assume I'm always playing Hogwarts Mystery unless I say otherwise
Earworming: "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5
Bookmarking: some websites about crystal meanings
Following: most recently on Tumblr, dindjarindaily
Wearing: this t-shirt in light blue with a black skirt and these earrings in silver
Eating: more Chips Ahoy
Smelling: kitty litter that needs to be cleaned
Hearing: distant traffic outside
Hello, everyone! Today, I'm sharing my 2020 video bookshelf tour, as an update on my last 2017 tour. It begins with a little clip of Spartacus, so don't be confused by that, LOL. The Goodreads pages for any new books on my shelf are linked below.
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