Sometimes you just need a book to shock and disturb you.

Sometimes you just need a book to shock and disturb you.

Can I let you in on a little secret? (Okay, if you’ve known me long enough this will definitely be no surprise.)

I am not one to enjoy happy, fluffy, love-filled reads.

I get why people read them, I do, but for some reason they’ve just never appealed to me.

I think my heart has always just strayed more towards the pessismistic side of things. Sure, it would be great for Prince Charming to sweep his way into a lonely girl’s life and for them to fall in love with things ending happily ever after. But that doesn’t happen! I just don’t believe it. Life is never that simple.

So for me, the books that tend to draw me in and keep me turning the pages are those that shock and disturb. And I’m not sure when’s the last time I’ve read a series that has done it so effectively as Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga.

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I have never been so pleased to be spooked by a story.

I have never been so pleased to be spooked by a story.

I don’t tend to do horror. Scary movies, haunting books, spooky stories, they’re generally not my cup of tea. I mean, c’mon, I am one of those adults who still sleeps with a teddy bear and doesn’t trust the dark. I’m definitely not made for the grim and disturbing.

That being said, I have found it incredibly hard to resist reading all the graphic novels these days so when Stacey recommended Through the Woods by Emily Carroll I knew I had to give it a go no matter how unsure I was of the spooks inside. (You can read her review here!)

And I’m so glad I did.

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Two gay and fabulous shows you should be watching

Two gay and fabulous shows you should be watching

Okay, I know I just recommended some TV shows to you last week but you’ll have to forgive me because I’m about to encourage you to watch two more series. And these ones you need to watch right now.

You see, my British crime dramas recommendation post had been sitting in my drafts folder since December. I love those shows, don’t get me wrong, but I never felt any sense of urgency when recommending them because their seasons were finished. Those were more of “binge these whenever” recommendations.

These two shows though? They’re the here and now. They’re what’s new on Netflix and what’s currently showing on TV. And if you haven’t started watching them yet, you’re seriously missing out. 

(And if you are watching these already, please, let’s chat! I’d love to know who you favorite queens are or which of the Fab Five you most need in your life. Let’s compare notes!)

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