It’s Friday Book Lovers & I for one couldn’t be more thankful! last weekend I was in Philadelphia with my boyfriend, a city that’s quickly becoming a favorite for its rich history, food, awesome human beings & of course home of Rocky! 🥊 this weekend however is going to be more chill, staying local with a trip to one of my tiny humans favorite parks that offers up some good waterside scenic paths to ride bikes. I anticipate some down time (perhaps a smidge haha!) where I can squeeze in reading, most likely while meal prepping. I’m trying to get into the habit of always having an audiobook playing while multi-tasking & so far its been fun & productive. This week was pretty big for the YA publishing world with the release of SJ Maas House of Earth and Blood & Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Gold! 🤗 although I can’t partake in the Chain of Gold excitement just yet since I’ve yet to read Lady Midnight, I am wishing all those who are, a great reading experience! 🖤

AN ANONYMOUS GIRL By the time this post goes live I’ll probably have finished listening to this audiobook from Libby. For the most part I enjoy choosing thrillers blindly since Synopsis tend to give away too much. This has been an interesting listen, not at all what I expected & I’m not sure yet if that’s a good or bad thing. This is a heavy on narcissism read where the MC becomes extremely co-dependent in a sick twisted triangle of sorts. Not in a romantic way at all but in a sick twisted spider caught in a web sort of way, my thoughts will be delivered in a spoiler free mini review.

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD – This beauty is FINALLY out in the world & yes I’ve dropped all other physical reads to dedicate my time to this story. I’m not very far in it at all but I do now have a Kindle copy which will make it easier to read on my down time. This is SJ Maas’ first adult Fantasy & so far I’m getting all of the Urban Fantasy vibeZ I’ve been craving with complex world building for the win. High hopes here Book Lovers! HIGH hopes *fingers crossed*


There is no consent under capitalism

Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract. To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents’ debts and buy your children’s future.”  —I’ve heard from a few trusted friends that this is quite the compulsive read & I’ve really been craving my next sci-fi read. I’ve also heard this deals with very murky consensual sex

DEMON SLAYER VOLUME 1 – While In a Philly comic shop I was on my phone looking for some top Manga recommendations when I came across Demon Slayer. Instantly sucked in by the sibling relationship portrayed on the cover I went looking for the 1st volume which was sold out! turns out it’s a hit manga that’s already on Hulu & now I was set on getting my hands on it. I ended up getting a copy at a Barnes & Nobles where I read the first 20 pages & grew attached to the MC Tanjiro. More thoughts to come, I may just review this manga in batches as I go through the volumes which I predict will happen rather quickly 🙂

Gentefied (Season 1) was mentioned to me by Jessica a Bookstagrammer (Litnoob) I enjoy watching for their stories & in depth bookish thoughts. Gentefied is about three cousins with many differences who come together to save their grandfather’s taco shop (YUM!) which is struggling in a LATINX community faced with gentrification. I was looking for my next Netflix binge & am so very thankful for this recc! ❤


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8 thoughts on “FRIDAY READS & THANGS”

  1. I’ve been hearing about Docile lately and most reviews have been positive. I was actually going to preorder is last month but decided to do Kingdom of Back instead. Looks like I’ll be visiting the bookstore this month to get it anyways lol. If you read it next, I hope that it turns out as well as it promises to be! I’m looking forward to your review of it if you do!

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    1. Lol I will find any & every excuse to visit the bookstore! thank you, I’m hoping to enjoy Docile which I’ve learned a bit about so far. I haven’t started it yet since the behemoth that is Crescent City has taken over my life—anyways haha! Docile seems like a dark book with tons of triggers (I’m not triggered easily) & I’m SUPER intrigued by it. Its a chunky book so I may need to give my brain a break after Crescent city before diving in but we shall see. I’m actually really interested in Kingdom Of Back, I didn’t select it from Book of the Month because I heard it’s coming in a subscription box *patiently waiting* I look forward to your thoughts on it. At first I didn’t think it was something I’d enjoy & now I’m wondering why I’d think that smh. Happy reading! ❤

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      1. The bookstore is the most magical place on this good green earth LOL. Oh I didn’t notice that Docile was so big. I might have to get to it sometime next month then, which is my sci-fi/dystopian month. This month is Cassie Clare and possibly Crescent City. Might as well have called it the big book month haha.

        Ooooh a subscription box sounds amazing. Is it from Owlcrate??? I’m really hoping Kingdom of Back is good, but the reviews seem generally positive so definitely looking forward to it. Happy reading to you too! ❤


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