Ten of My Favorite Book Quotes

I don’t write down or save a lot of quotes when reading, but there are a few that have been in on my Goodreads profile for forever. I’ll be sharing those six with you and then a few others that have really jumped out at me from my recent reads.

Here I am. Here I am. Here I am.

How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox
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Review: I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Title: I Wish You All the Best
Author: Mason Deaver
Release Date: 5/14/2019
Publisher: Push
Pages: 336
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Content Warnings: parental abuse, misgendering, transphobia, homophobia, anxiety, panic attacks, suicide idealization, underage drinking



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When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

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Introducing Noodle

On Saturday, my family welcomed it’s newest member, Noodle the kitten! I’ve been wanting a cat for about five years now, but had never been able to convince my husband that we needed one. Thanks to the magic of Taylor Swift (have you listened to ME! yet? I love it!) and the fact that she just introduced us to her third cat, Benjamin Button, he finally said we could start looking for a cat!

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Shelf Awareness: What to Do When You’re Out of Shelf Space

Welcome to my first Shelf Awareness post! This will be an ongoing series where I tackle our beloved bookshelves and talk about various things that go on with them. Some of the topics you can look forward to is organizing your books, how to decide which books to get rid of, decorating your bookshelves with things other than books, and more! Have something you think fits into this category you want me to cover? Let me know in the comments!

It’s a problem almost every book lover has run into: your shelves are lined full of books but you just keep getting more to read. Sure, you could go on a book buying ban, but do those really even last more than a day or two? And what about the books you might get sent for review or the ones your friends give you as gifts? Today, I’ll be highlighting some of the ways you can store books other than the traditional way of lining them up on your shelf.

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Ten Books Set on Islands

There are few things better than a good island book. Most of the ones I’ve found feature mystery and intrigue with a few even diving into full on creepy. It’s actually a little difficult to find find young adult books with island settings, but here are ten you might want to check out if islands are your thing! Know of any others? Let me know in the comments!

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Author Interview and Giveaway: Heather Hepler

We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler is such an amazing story that examines loss, grief, and guilt with my favorite found family trope. Hepler wrote some wonderful characters that show a lot of development throughout the book and I found myself falling in love with them. In this post I’ll be sharing some information about We Were Beautiful, an interview with the author, and you’ll have the chance to win one of five copies of the book!

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It’s been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But no matter how much she tries to reconstruct the events of that fateful night, Mia’s memory is spotty at best. She’s left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her.

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Review and Playlist: How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Title: How it Feels to Float
Author: Helena Fox
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 384
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Trigger Warnings: depression, anxiety, suicide, psychiatric hospitalization, underage drinking, homophobic slurs



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Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface–normal okay regular fine.

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