WWW Wednesday: November 23, 2022

Hello again! Another unexpected brief hiatus because I had family in! I had some great holiday time visiting and exploring the city and now I am back to work and blogging.

So here’s a little reading check-in!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and asks three important questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m going to do today’s WWW Wednesday post a little differently as it’s been a very slow reading month for me. I haven’t finished a book in several weeks but I’ve got many, many books on the go (what a surprise) so here are some of my current reads, heavily influenced by the Skoden Readathon.

Currently reading:

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Mini Reviews: Teenage MCs

I finally have some reviews for you all!

I’ve been meaning to catch up on my reviews but I always feel like these take me so long to write so it’s hard to find the time and sit down to do them. But I’ve managed! So here are a few recent YA reads, very different stories but something lovely about each.

Book cover for Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. Illustration of a trans teenage boy wearing a low cut tank top showing his surgery scars, and a flower crown on his head.

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
YA Fiction | LGBTQ+
Own voices: Black, queer, trans MC
CWs: transphobia, deadnaming, bullying, alcohol and drug use

Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.

This book’s been a hit since it came out and as it’s on my yearly TBR, I’m very glad to have gotten to it.

I’ve included the content warnings above because this is a tough book. There is repeated overt and explicit transphobic content that the main character has to deal with that forms most of the major conflict of the book, and while the MC has support and these attacks are called out, it’s quite aggressive so do be aware going in.

With that said, this is a really sweet and touching story and so heartwarming. It took me a bit to get used to the present tense but it was easy to fall in with these characters. This book is all about love and there are some very messy relationships for these teens but it’s fun to be a part of their world for a bit.

I hadn’t known going in that it largely takes place at an art school as Felix is preparing his portfolio, but I absolutely loved the focus on art! Each of Felix’s classmates focus on different mediums in their artwork and the way that the author described the beauty of each was incredible. I’m glad we get a little taste of what some of these works would look like.

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Month in Review: October 2022

A shorter recap post this month because I took two weeks off (unexpectedly)!

Despite how much I keep promising that reviews are coming, I reviewed no books in October but my blogging energy is up so I hope to actually write some in November.

But for now, here’s what my month looked like in reading and blogging! Template courtesy of Jenna @ Falling Letters.

Books finished:

  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy
  • Avengers/Invaders by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, Steve Sadowski
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