I Want More Platonic Relationships in YA (a discussion, ft. book recs!!)

hello everyone and welcome back! how are you all doing? low-key proud of myself that i’ve managed to post consistently on a schedule for three posts in a row. i have returned, this time with my first discussion post in literal years. discussions are incredibly hard for me to write for whatever reason—i just can’t seem to think of any original ideas?? but then i came back from my hiatus, threw my concerns about originality into the trash, and decided to write a post about a topic that’s already been discussed at length in the bookish community 😌 my love for platonic relationships in fiction is something i’ve really wanted to talk about here and this is my chance!!

obviously, bear in mind that all of my points are based on my personal experiences and you are more than welcome to disagree respectfully! can’t wait to hear your thoughts 💖

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Resources to #StopAsianHate + 2021 YA Releases by AAPI Authors!

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’m not sure how to start this post, so I’ll just get right into it: I’m back today to discuss some recent events that occurred here in the United States. On March 16, eight people were killed in Atlanta, Georgia across several spas and massage parlors. On March 22, ten people were killed in Boulder, Colorado in an unrelated incident at a supermarket. The taking of innocent lives is always terrible and tragic, but two mass shootings in such quick succession is especially horrific. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims. 

In addition, the fact that most of the victims in Atlanta were Asian-American women is heartbreaking and inexcusable. While the suspect has been claiming that the shooting was not racially motivated, the fact that he thought of Asian massage parlors as a sexual “temptation” to “eliminate” says a lot. Whether or not these women were actually sex workers, there is little doubt that this killing is a direct result of the sexualization and fetishization of Asian women — an intersection of racism and sexism.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: The Pros & Cons of Book Blogging

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s topic is the pros and cons of book blogging, suggested by Rukky!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How to Encourage Others to Read

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing how to encourage others to read, a topic suggested by Rian @ Dogs and Books.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Is 3 Stars a “Good” Rating?

Hello bookworms, and welcome back! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s topic is whether 3 stars is a good rating in a book review, suggested by Dani. (Thanks, Dani!)

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Let’s Talk Bookish: The Popularity of YA

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish after last week’s day off! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s topic is the popularity of YA, a topic suggested by Ruqs @ Many Things (Not Just) Bookish.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Use an Online Persona for Book Blogging?

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing using online personas for book blogging, a topic suggested by Lydia @ Lydia Schoch.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How Have Your Reading Habits Changed Over Time?

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to the weekly Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing how our reading habits have changed over time, a topic suggested by Lydia @ Lydia Schoch.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Blog Scheduling

Happy Friday! I’m back with a Let’s Talk Bookish discussion post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

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