Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

I have been so excited to read this book. I’m bummed that it took me so long to get to it, but I’m incredibly glad that I have read it (and already have the second)!

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Back to School Looks for Actual Students

Alright, I know the title is possibly a bit demeaning, but I’ve seen a lot of “back to school” content from people who seem to have forgotten the intensity of some dress codes! I can’t speak for every school, but mine was incredibly stubborn about the finger rules; women’ bottoms much go past their fingertips when their arms are down, and their straps must be at least 3 finger widths. I distinctly remember being a senior, and a junior guy wore booty shorts to show just how messed up the codes were for only applying to women. Even though his shorts did not reach his fingertips, he was allowed to parade around in booty shorts all day; it was wild. But here, we’re going to look at some outfits that I am a big fan of, that should be appropriate in most schools!

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Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

My boyfriend has introduced me to the world of cheesey horror movies. You know, the really bad ones? Part of their charm lies within hosted shows. These shows usually break the movie into chunks, with a host dissecting how bad parts are, where it was filmed, what the cast is up to now. They’re a big part of horror culture that I wasn’t really aware of until recently. A big name in hosted shows is Elvira, maybe you’ve heard of her!

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On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

I grabbed this graphic novel because it was huge and the cover was striking. When I checked out, the cashier was excited because she had read parts of the webcomic awhile back, and it made me even more excited to read it. But I still took my dang time getting to it. But I read it, and I loved it. 

On A Sunbeam is about people who rebuild and fix up old buildings. They help old churches become apartment buildings, or offices; all sorts of things. But they all have interesting pasts, and when their newest worker, Mia, joins, those pasts open up a bit. 

This book takes place five years ago and now, both following Mia. Five years ago, she was in school and falling in love. But now she’s working to rebuild buildings, and thinking about her past. 

This book is beautiful in ways I didn’t expect, and I loved it so dang much. I was blown away by the beauty of the art and the story, and I really can’t recommend it enough. Clocking in at 535 pages, this is a behemoth of a graphic novel. But it is so dang worth your time. Grab a copy for yourself at Barnes & Noble, or check your local library. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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