The Goodreads book tag // because Goodreads is amazing!

I was tagged by Nadwa @painfullyfictional to do the Goodreads book tag. She has an amazing blog, so definitely go and check her out! I love Goodreads. It’s the perfect way to keep track of the books I’ve read and what I thought of them, the books I want to read, my yearly reading challenge and much more. I would love to be your friend! This is my profile.

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio // important, quick and thought provoking

11387515Today I’ll write a review for the book Wonder, written by R. J. Palacio. I think this story is very important. But first, here is the Goodreads blurb:

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

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Amsterdam was very gezellig // Travel

Today I’m blogging about something completely different, my love for travel. I love to discover new places and make new memories. I just came back from a two-day trip to Amsterdam and I loved it! It was a school trip, but we don’t have to write a report or anything. I actually really didn’t mind some teachers were there. We were lucky to have the best teachers and it was really fun. Since it was a school trip almost all my school friends were there and we made tons of awesome memories. Continue reading

Can I discuss diversity if I come from a privileged place? //Let’s talk!

Let me just start right of the bat by being honest with you, I haven’t written a discussion post until now, because I was scared. I would love to write discussions about feminism and diversity, but I feel like my opinion might not be valid enough. That leads me into the topic of this discussion; Can you really discuss diversity if you come from a privileged, non- marginalized place? Let’s discuss! Continue reading

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy // Not what I was expecting

18304322Today I’ll review Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, a book I finished recently. The review is spoiler free. But first, here is the Goodreads blurb:

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

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