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The thing you didn't even know you needed, but, in fact, you did: Gilmore Girls Mashups from The Rumpus.

A piece from NewStatemen about millennials. Equal parts interesting and irritating.

Trevor Noah's critique of Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech from Vulture. He makes a good point, honestly.

The politicizing of Teen Vogue and it's feminist revolution, from Quartz. It's not just a magazine about clothes and hair. It's got substance, too.

End of the year book survey: 2016

Each year, the lovely Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner puts together a bookish survey for the year! Here's mine for 2016.

Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 
Number of Re-Reads:
1 (Not a big re-reader)
Genre You Read The Most From:
Graphica and general fiction probably? I read a pretty wide range of stuff

Our Final Foray into the Tearling | The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling (Queen of the Tearling #3) by Erika Johansen

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published November 29, 2016 by Harper

Please note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for review as part of the book tour. Please also note: This review may contain slight spoilers for the previous two books. However, this does not contain spoilers for The Fate of the Tearling. If you are looking for a review of either of the previous two books, check out some of the other stops on the tour.

This series holds a very... strange place in my heart. When I’m reading it, I’m completely engrossed and totally obsessed. When waiting between installments, I certainly am eagerly anticipating the next one, but I have no problem waiting. And by the time that next one comes out… I seem to have forgotten all the pertinent details. This doesn't usually happen with books I love, but love these books I do.

How Reading Made Me a Feminist (Or Realize I Kinda Already Was One)

Books and Feminism, How Reading Made Me a Feminist

I’m a twenty-five year-old woman, and I consider being a feminist a large part of my identity. Ten years ago, that wasn’t the case. Hell, five years that wasn't the case.

Growing up, I fell victim to the narrative that many people do—feminism was an ugly word used to describe man-hating, overly-sensitive, “politically-correct” (as if this were a bad thing), crazy people.

I believed that feminism sought to destroy the nuclear family, force women from the home, and spread anger and bitterness. I was ignorant to the actual meaning of feminism and what it sought to do.

Another Post-Election Commentary

The last two weeks have a been a struggle. Even if you’re not an American (and I’m not), the election of the next President of the United States has had a huge impact. Daily, people are becoming more bold in their hate, fuelled by its constant normalization by Trump and his goons.

Things are going to change, and it won’t be for the better.