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haul: strand feb. pick of the month + my thoughts

for christmas, my parents got me a subscription to the strand’s young adult pick of the month, where the booksellers pick a new release in a genre (general fiction, mystery, YA) and send it along with some small goodies every month. in january, i received a signed copy of angie thomas’ concrete rose with a […]

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mini review: “the extraordinaries” by t.j. klune

“Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s […]

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mini review: “melinda hill: inappropriate”

“Melinda Hill uses laughter as medicine in this comedy special about moving from trauma bonding to trauma mending. Imparting insights and crushing confessions punctuated by punchlines in a soul-baring storytelling style, she reflects on transformation, transcendence and triumph of the human spirit. Inappropriate is its own genre where healing meets comedy; it’s heal-arious.” run time: […]

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review: “a touch of death” by rebecca crunden

read my review of “a touch of death”!

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mini review: “enola holmes” (2020)

“enola holmes” (sept. 23, netflix) was the most fun viewing experience i’ve had in a while. first off, millie bobby brown brings so much life to this character and to the film as a whole (it’s also her first producing role) with her youth (a 16-year-old playing a 16-year-old is how it should be!!) and […]