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Book Bans: Do We Need Them?

So this is all about book bans. These have been around for a very long time and we all know why books get banned. For some reason, a person or group of people think the book has themes that are bad or that may impress upon the minds of readers terrible things.  I think these are unneeded. I mean if there is something in those books that bother you or you don’t want your kid to read than that should be up the parent or yourself. Banning the book makes kids want to read it more. Kids are such rebels. I sure was. I think it’s wrong to mark someone’s hard work as bad or something that should be hidden in the dark, never to be read. They are just books. Yes, some books can change the way we think and see the world.  But banning books like Harry Potter and Twilight. These books don’t hurt anyone. When I was growing up, HP was actually banned from reading in my religion (I’m not in that religion anymore). I was told that reading HP would send me to hell because it had witches and the occult i

Small Update

This is just a quick post to let you guys know that I'm currently going through some stuff so I won't be around like normal. I'm sorry. I hope to be back soon and then I'll talk about what's going on. Stay safe out there! 

Music Monday - Yungblud (Pride Month)

This meme is hosted by Always Me This is the last of my Pride Month Music Monday posts, but I did just want to say that I feature LGBTQ+ artists all the time. I just don't point out if they're part of the community usually. I don't want anyone else thinking I only do this because it's Pride Month. I got a comment on a post that was pretty upset with me, saying I only cared because it's Pride Month, and I wanted that to be clear.  Now! Let's talk about Yungblud. He's stated that he's pansexual in an interview.  With that, let's jump into his music.  Which was your favorite? Let me know below and have a wonderful day and great week! Enjoy the rest of Pride Month my little butterfly! 

Currently Reading

I'm actually in the middle of reading a few books which is great. If you've been around long enough you'll know that I used to read a lot of books but when my father passed in 2020, my entire life changed. I consider a good reading month two or three books these days when it used to be nearly 20 books a month.  So yeah, for me, this is a win!  I'm really enjoying all three books. So let me tell you a bit about them! This one started out rough! I was crying so much that my partner took my book and hid it because he didn’t want to see me so sad. Gracie is having it rough! Her mother has Alzheimer’s, and she’s paying for a room for her to get the care she needs while trying to save up for a better place. It hit so hard because my grandma suffers from the same thing and she’s not doing too well right now. But that’s not all! Gracie’s boss is a freaking jerk face! He’s sexually harassing her and then fires her when she won’t get on her knees for him. Ugh, monster.  I was abo

10 Controversial Books YOU May Have Read

Books are banned all the time and if they aren't banned... well they sure are a hot topic with people lining up to say what is wrong with these books and why no one should read them. I'm only listing what has been said about each book. Also some of these I've read and loved. I'm that rebel that loves reading books that people say I shouldn't. I say, you should never let what someone else says keep you from reading a book you want. You do you. Always.  So let's jump into the list, shall we?  10) Harry Potter Yep! That's right. Something like HP has been at the center of controversy for years! I actually remember this one when I was younger and just getting into reading, my mother would not let me read this series or even watch the movies!  She had pamphlets all around the house with these pictures of Harry and the devil holding hands. Anyway, the thing around this series is the witchcraft it entails. Parents thought it would turn their kids over to the dark s

Music Monday - Halsey (Pride Month)

This meme is hosted by Always Me Today we're going to talk about Halsey. I've really enjoyed their music for years now. Halsey's got such a different approach to their music. Yes, she does 'pop' music but there's just something different about their work in my opinion. Always this hint of darkness that draws me in. In case you don't know, Halsey uses they/them and she/her pronouns. I used both to showcase that. Halsey's bisexual. She's written about these experiences in their music and is very open about this fact.  Now, let's just get into some epic music!  Which is your favorite? Please let me know below! I hope you have a great day and week! Stay safe and happy reading!

Connect 5 Friday - Bisexual Rep (Pride Month)

Hello! Welcome to Connect 5 Friday. It's been a while since I did one of these posts and I've missed it! It's so nice to have a little more free time because summer. Not as much as I'd like but hey, this is my fourth post this week! That's a win for me!  Now, I've not read all of these but did some research and hopefully it's right. So forgive me if I messed up! With that out of the way, let's get to these books that feature bisexual characters!  ~~~~~~  Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom. When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire dril

Prince of the Sorrows (Rowan Blood, #1) - Pride Book Review

Without an academic endorsement to make him valuable to the high fey, Saffron will be sent back through the veil to the human world. The place he was traded from as a changeling-baby, and a place he is terrified of. And while getting an endorsement shouldn't be impossible, it's hindered by the fact his literacy is self-taught, using books stolen off of MorrĂ­gan Academy's campus of high fey students. When mistaken identity leads to Saffron learning the true name of brooding, self-centered, high fey Prince Cylvan, what begins as a risk of losing his life (or his tongue) becomes an opportunity to earn the future he wants. In exchange for an endorsement, he and Cylvan form a geis where Saffron agrees to find a spell to strip power from Cylvan's true name. While Prince Cylvan doesn't know Saffron can barely read, Saffron is determined to meet his end of the deal in order to remain in Alfidel—or, maybe, just to remain by Cylvan's side, as affections grow stronger ever

Two Bite Sized Reviews

Hello, welcome little butterfly. I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I actually read a few books last week and so I actually have some reviews to share with you! I received both in exchange for an honest review. So let’s get to it! ~~~~~~ She’s a mad hatter. He’s a loyal brother. Together they must survive a world steeped in blood. Maddie has been trying to rescue her sister from the Queen of Hearts’ prison for two years. When her last hope to infiltrate the palace fails, Maddie is left with no choice but to join forces with a sexy man from outside of Wonderland. Noah's life has become a repetitive cycle ever since breaking up with his long-time girlfriend. But then his sister, Alice, arrives at his doorstep sporting a new pair of fangs. Noah vows to cure her, even if it means sacrificing himself. Tensions rise when the Queen of Hearts threatens to take down Maddie and Noah's sisters, putting both their worlds in peril. They must combine their strengths to bring their enemy

Music Monday - Vanessa Carlton (Pride Month)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me I remember hearing it when my father would turn on the oldies station in the car. I really liked it. It was a sweet song and I’ve always been interested in piano driven music. Maybe it was where I forced to play piano as a kiddo. No, I remember nothing about it. I can’t even read music. Wish I could! I’d love to play now! Anyway! Back to the music. I was looking for artists to feature for Pride that I’ve not done before and found out that Vanessa Carlton actually came out as bi back in my hometown of Nashville in 2010.  ~~~~~~ "'It was two female fans who inspired the 35-year-old singer-songwriter to come out as a "proud bisexual woman" during a 2010 performance at Nashville Pride. When she spotted the couple in the audience, Carlton said she "felt their pain, in a way," and felt inspired to come out on the spot. "I wanted to connect with them," she said. "I wanted them to know I understood." Carlton

(Pride) Book Review - Sagittarius Saves Libra

True love is on the horizon, Sagittarius. It’s a good time to step out of your routine and into the unknown. Jason Lyall wants someone to come home to, someone he can be his most ridiculous self with. Someone who loves him regardless. But no matter how hard he tries, he can never quite make that connection, and now his last girlfriend has moved on—she’s engaged. So when his identical twin begs him to swap lives for a few weeks, Jason can see the appeal. Suddenly he’s living another life in a tiny Australian town, contending with weird, wild, and wonderful things the likes of which he’s never encountered before. Like spiders. Like snakes. Like his new neighbour, Sergeant Owen Stirling, who is all kinds of . . . suspicious. Prepare to be caught in a merry mix-up, Libra. It’s a dance of side-stepping and seduction. Book Breakdown I did not know this was coming! When I woke up on June 1st and saw an email from Amazon saying the author dropped a new book in this series... I lost it! I hones

Music Monday - Kim Petras (Pride Month)

This meme is hosted by Always Me Pride month is where I share only artists that are part of the LGBTQ+ and today I wanted to share a trans artist. She’s an artist whose music I don’t always vibe with all her music but the songs by her I like. I freaking love to death!  If you like dance music, then you’ll love these! Here are two of my favorites by Kim Petras! Enjoy!   So which is your favorite? Let me know! I hope you have a good week and a great Pride Month! Until next time! Stay safe and happy reading! 

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Bisexual Erasure (Pride Month)

Happy Pride! Since today is bisexual day, I wanted to talk about something important to me. I hope you'll listen with open ears, mind, and heart. Thank you.  I’ve seen this happening for years now. People will say things like, “it’s a phase” or “pick a side.” I’ve even seen some say that bisexual people only like cisgender men and women and exclude all other genders. Which isn’t always the case. Sure, some bisexual people feel that way, which is why pansexual and other names came into play. But at its core, being bisexual just means that you’re attracted to more than just one gender.  I’ve never hidden on this blog the fact that I’m bisexual but I rarely talk about the struggles I feel because it just never felt right when you have gay people that have to hide their complete selves for fear of what the world could do to them.  Or trans people who spend every day trapped in the wrong body and can’t tell anyone to get the things they need to be their truth selves.  Put against issues