Summer 2019 Goals // Reading & Writing & Swimming + More!

Hey loves! What’s so crazy to me is that it’s been a whole year since my Summer 2018 goals! Since I have a really long summer stretching out in front of me with all its glorious possibilities I decided to make a post of my goals for it!

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Bookish Goals

1. Create And Stick To A Blogging Schedule // I used to have a really rigid blogging schedule, back when I posted almost every day. Since then, I’ve cut back, and my blogging is more…spontaneous? Having a schedule and scheduling posts was definitely helpful though so I really need to work out a schedule–hopefully consistently posting 3-4 times a week.

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2. Write Full Novel!! // I just write a lot less than I used to for some reason and it’s kind of sad ūüė¶ I just got so busy during the year that I stopped writing as much. I really want to pound out a whole new manuscript/story this summer and I’m sure I can do it!

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3. Request More ARCs! Hopefully Get Some… // So I just like…don’t really get ARCs. I’ve gotten three in the 1.5 years I’ve been blogging and to be honest I’m kind of insecure and I wonder why I don’t get more? Maybe it’s all in illusion that people get so many, but I do have over 1000 followers, and I do request and typically never get a response sooo… Anyways, I will resolve to try harder fingers crossed!

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4. Figure Out Header Images // I don’t really have header images…I have divider flowers, but not headers because I don’t like bookish photography or anything and I’m too lazy and my broken down computer doesn’t edit well so idk but I want pretty header images lmao.

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5. Read Outside!! // This is not the most relevant but the weather during the summer is so amazing and I’m always holed up in my room I should really go outside and enjoy the weather while I’m reading!

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Personal Goals

And now because what the hell this is my personal blog and why not, I figured I’d put some of my personal not blogging/bookish goals here!

6. Stretch More! // I used to dance/do color guard, and I quit due to disagreements with the coach/team, but I do still want to be flexible, and since I don’t stretch as much, it’s started to go. I would love to be able to do a back walkover since I can do a backbend and I’m really comfortable in a bridge, and I want to get my oversplit back–at my most flexible a couple years ago I could do about 6 or so inches over on both sides!

7. Exercise more! Swim! // I’m so out of shape lmao it’s kind of pathetic. Summer is the great time to exercise more though since the weather is so nice, and even going for walks on the beach is better than nothing, yet it’s so fun! And I can swim, but not well, and since I’m anticipating going to the beach a lot, and love getting in the water, it would be good to be able to not drown lol.

8. Hang Out With High School Friends // This one is kind of bittersweet. I just graduated high school, and as amazing as that was and as excited for college as I am, I’m kind of sad to be going to a different school from all of my friends. Some of my closest friends will be hundreds of miles away from me! This is kind of our last summer together, our last summer as a group of friends before everything changes, and I want to make the most of it ‚̧

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Let’s Chat

What are some of your summer goals? Do you get more reading done during the summer, or does it not really matter? I’d love to chat in the comments below ‚̧

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I Went To Yallwest 2019 // Seeing Authors, Being (Semi)Social, And A Book Haul!

Hey guys! On Saturday May 5th, 2019, along with many booklovers, I went to Yallwest 2019!! This was my very first Yallwest, but also my very fist bookish event ever (I’ve never been to another book festival or an author signing or anything) so I kind of had no idea what to expect and overall I just loved it and had so much fun!! So naturally, I decided to write a wrap up post here about my experience there ‚̧

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My Experience

I went to Yallwest with my parents, and so like none of us had any idea what to expect? We wanted to get there early to make sure there was parking, so when we arrived at 8 AM, a whole hour before the festival opened, we were surprised to see already a really long line wrapping around the high school! So then we got in line, and I settled down on my folder to study my political science notes because I am a studious student and I had two AP exams on Monday lmao. I definitely noticed that so many people were in line reading and it was kind of crazy and super cool because I’ve never been to something like this before so usually whenever I’m waiting in a long line for anything people are on their phones, but here people were reading!

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They finally let us in at around 9:30, which was kind of annoying because it was supposed to be at nine?? (But it’s okay because I managed to memorize the fifteen court cases I needed to memorize). Once we got in, I was kind of shocked by how many people there were like whoaaaa but also I was shocked by how long the lines were like aaahhhh. I knew I wanted to go to the I Read YA breakfast because I really wanted an ARC of Stepsister and I Love You So Mochi (and I also really wanted a doughnut).

So then we got into line and waited for another half hour until it was 10 and time for the breakfast! I mostly just people watched with my parents. And then apparently Stephanie Garber walked by and the back of my head was in her Instagram story?? She is officially the first author I’ve ever seen in person, so I was like whooooaaa a real live author omggg and also I guess I’m kind of famous now. Then we finally got books (six of them!!!) and doughnuts (and I was maniacally pleased to get my ARC of Stepsister because I actually emailed the publisher requesting it a few months ago and was denied…I guess I wasn’t good enough for them…but now thanks to Yallwest I got it anyways mwahaha).

After that, we wandered around to all the booths just looking around and seeing what was going on and not really understanding the tickets and not really understanding anything but it was still really cool. At the Shadow Mountain Press booth, they were giving away ARCs and there was like no line (probably because nobody has heard of them I know I haven’t loll but maybe I just live under a rock) so I got two more books!

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After that, I wanted to go to the Writing Royals panel since I love writing about royals myself! My parents weren’t exactly interested in that though, so we split up there, and they went to stand in line for Penguin while I was in that talk. It was so cool! I loved hearing the authors talk about their stories, and how they’ve changed some silly damsel in distress tropes to make fierce princesses, and why we just all around love princesses so much! And now I really really want to read all of their books because they all sound amazing! Particularly Crystal Smith said that she wants to write Sleeping Beauty x Sleepy Hollow and Snow White x The Walking Dead and I need that very much now thank you very much please put it in my hands right now.

After that I went to the Stronger talk where I heard some authors talk about strong female characters! Can I just say, Natasha Ngan has the most soothing and melodic and pleasant to hear voice ever and I could just listen to her talk all day long?? Also, I loved hearing Angie Thomas talk, particularly about how she was afraid to write The Hate U Give, and it was all so very inspiring! I loved hearing them talk about what writing female role models mean to them, particularly since they may not have had their own strong females to look up to in the media when they were growing up.

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After that, I went to meet up with my parents, who had grabbed me a ticket for Mary H. K. Choi’s Permanent Record signing. They’d also gotten two ARCs from Penguin, and also extremely overpriced pizza for lunch so bless up. This was my first ever signing and my only signing to date and I was super nervous!!! Like, I have to talk to an actual author I admire oaiwejflskd what do I say people are scary. I ended up just telling her how much I like Emergency Contact and probably sounding really dumb, but I’m so excited that I now have a personalized signed ARC by one of my favorite authors!!! This was also the only signing I went to because I don’t own any books by all the authors I love–I read all their books from the library, so I didn’t have a physical copy for them to sign. So I was really excited for this giveaway signing because I was able to get a signed book without paying!!!

Anyways, it was only around 3 and Yallwest didn’t end until 5, but we decided to call it quits then. Since this was my first ever bookish event, I went in with basically no expectations, and I wasn’t trying to get the most ARCs or go to all the signings or anything–I was just there to enjoy myself. We stopped by the Santa Monica Pier, which was pretty cool (although I definitely prefer the pier we usually go to that’s just 15 mins away from my house).

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Overall, I definitely enjoyed my day! It was such an amazing experience, to hear authors talk, get free books, and just be surrounded by so many book lovers in general. It was crazy seeing that we book nerds exist haha, since before I’d only really known book bloggers online, and the people I know irl aren’t into reading, and now there are real live people holding my favorite books and just the atmosphere was amazing! I definitely hope I get the chance to go again ‚̧

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Book Haul

And now…for a book haul? Is this real I get to do my very first ever book haul! I always go to the library for books and never really buy more than two or three books in an entire year, so I’ve never done a book haul before, but at Yallwest I got 12!!! Also, before Yallwest I only owned something like 15ish YA books, so I almost doubled my collection, which is just absolutely insane!

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ARCs 

  • Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly // received from the author at the ireadya booth
  • The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad // received from the author at the ireadya booth
  • I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn // received from the author at the ireadya booth
  • Paul, Big, and Small by David Glen Robb // received from the Shadow Mountain Press booth

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  • Fireborne by Rosaria Munda // received from the Penguin Teen booth
  • A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy // received from the Penguin Teen booth
  • Song of the Abyss by Makiia Lucier // received at a panel where I heard the author speak!
  • Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi // received and signed (!!!) by the author at the Riveted booth

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Finished Copies

  • The Eternity Elixir by Frank L. Cole // received at the Shadow Mountain Press booth
  • The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan // received from the author at the ireadya booth
  • The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg // received from the author at the ireadya booth
  • Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni // received from the author at the ireadya booth

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Let’s Chat

Have you ever been to Yallwest? What was the first author/bookish event you ever attended? I’d love to chat in the comments below ‚̧

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Consumerism And Materialism In The Bookish Community // Bookworms Need Not Buy Books

Hey loves! Today, I’m writing a discussion that I’m actually lowkey terrified to post, but it’s something I’ve definitely thought about quite a bit, so I decided to just go for it! This post was in part inspired by the recent Top Ten Tuesday post,¬†outrageous things I’ve done for the love of a book.¬†Although I typically participate, I chose not to participate this week because I hadn’t done very many “outrageous” things. It wasn’t until I read through the post that I realized just how much of that is based on¬†money.¬†

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I wanted to share a few examples of outrageous bookish things I saw in one or multiple posts that really stuck out to me because I know I would never do them because of money.

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Buying multiple editions of the same book because the covers don’t match/there is a special edition cover. This just seems…well, outrageous? Sometimes I just stare at covers because they’re so pretty, but not more than, say, an hour or so. Spending $20 on a special edition of a book I’m not going to read (especially if I’ve already read it, with a different cover edition just so I can stare at its pretty cover for an hour is something I can’t imagine spending my money on.

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Buying x number of books in one go.¬†I love deals as much as the next person, and who can resist getting a ton of books for cheap–I feel so happy for people when I see they got deals! But I also have seen so many posts (and a lot on Booktube as well) about people who get, like 10 new hardcover books in one go at Barnes and Noble. That’s $200 in one go just on books…

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Buying a book just because of the cover.¬†I don’t understand the rationale for doing this, particularly if it’s a book I’m not sure I’m going to enjoy. I have read books from the library just because of the cover, not gonna lie, but reading library books is free and I can’t fathom spending my money on a book I might not like, or might not even read, just because of the cover.

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Owning x number of unread books and still buying more.¬†I just…how can you have so many unread books lying around on your bookshelves? I don’t understand blowing tens or hundreds of dollars on books and then leaving them unread for months on end. Personally, my bookshelf has 18 young adult books on it (and a few kid books and school books), and about 3/4 of those I didn’t pay for (ARCs or gifts). Needless to say, I’ve read every single one of those books, most of them multiple times, and whenever I get the change to get even one new book, it’s a super special, exciting occasion for me.

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Here’s the thing. I get most of my books from the library, and I’m so grateful for it. I know I’m extremely fortunate to have such a nice, large, easily accessible library close to where I live. However, there are definitely a few downfalls, things I miss out on, and insecurities that come with predominantly using the library rather than buying books as a book blogger.

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Being behind on new releases. I’m so privileged and fortunate to have an amazing library where I get 99% of my books, but with that comes with always being behind on new releases. My library ordered King of Scars in January, and I immediately put a hold on it, but it definitely didn’t arrive right when it came out, and then I had to get in line behind other people who put a hold on it. It’s now April, and I’m still patiently waiting, even though the hype has definitely died down and I’m left feeling like I missed out on something.

I feel this especially hard whenever it’s release day for a very hyped book (King of Scars, Wicked King, Archenemies, ACOFAS, to name a few) and my feed is full of people gushing about it, and I really really want both to just be able to read and enjoy it since I’m dying to know what happens, and to talk about it with other book bloggers!

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Not having books for bookstagram.¬†Okay, here’s the truth: I would never be a bookstagramer anyways because I’m too lazy. But I did at one point try to take some pretty pictures for blog graphics, and realized that I had less than 18 YA books to work with (it was a while ago when I had fewer books). There are really only so many ways you can arrange 18 books… I know you can photograph library books, but I typically only have about ten of those checked out at a time, so that brings me up to 28, and you definitely can’t do those amazing book rainbows or all those other gorgeous pictures with just 18 books. And then there’s the fact that they all have that shiny plastic over, and the stickers on the spine, and some of them are beat up and dirty and creased…

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But the biggest reason of all is that sometimes it feels like you aren’t a real reader/bookworm if you don’t buy into this materialistic culture.¬†I’ve seen so many posts that are like how much of a crazy reader are you?¬†or¬†you know you’re a bookworm when,¬†and then proceeds to list many of the points I made above. And at the end, my result is that I’m not really a hardcore bookworm because I don’t buy 5 copies of the same book just for the cover or whatever.

Then there are the tags I’ve wanted to participate in…but couldn’t, or at least had to modify, because I don’t have enough books. My measly 18 books don’t have all the random ass qualities listed in bookshelf scavenger hunts, and I’ve certainly modified a few tags that have one of the rules “only use books you own” and just done books I’ve read from the library and don’t own.

Finally, I’ve felt shamed by people who basically imply I’m not supporting authors. I’ve felt shamed from people who say things like¬†once you have an ARC, you still need to buy the book once it comes out to support the author.¬†I would love to be able to do that, but I don’t have money to spend on a book I’ve already read and probably won’t read again. And if I did…I already have a copy… I know that I’m not giving the author any money from reading the ARC, but I still do promote it to my blog, reading out to other readers, and I feel like just because I can’t buy it, you shouldn’t act like I’m not helping… I also really want to participate in preorder campaigns and buy all the copies of the book, but I never do, and sometimes it feels like I’m a bad blogger or reader because I’m not supporting authors this way.

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Here’s the thing: a shiny new release from Barnes and Noble right when it comes out is about $20. And twenty dollars is a lot of money, especially for teenagers. Here are a few things I’m sure most teenagers including myself are much more likely to spend twenty dollars on than one single book:

  • Hanging out with friends and seeing a movie or grabbing lunch together
  • Buying clothes, including saving up for a prom dress!
  • All sorts of school fees such SAT and AP tests, college application fees, paying to send test scores/transcripts, or even more social things like going to football games, dances, and musicals.
  • Saving for the future! Saving up for our first car or that $30,000+/year college tuition.

I feel like my monetary struggles are especially prominent because I’m a teenager. I don’t have a job, and if I did, it would probably be a part time minimum wage job, and all the money I earned would go to the things I mentioned above. I know there are a lot of teens who do buy lots of books and merch and stuff, and if you have a job as a teen and spend that money on books, kudos to you! But I also know that most of my friends from high school are basically equally broke as me with very little money to put to books or optional things like that when we have college and its tuition jumping at us from every corner. So to me, it’s kind of ridiculous that teenagers might feel alienated from the bookish community that focuses largely on YA.

(I’d also like to take a moment to point out how there are stats showing that the majority of YA books are not bought by teens, and while that’s a post for another day, it’s worth thinking about that part of that might be because many teens just don’t have the funds to buy books).

And of course this post doesn’t just apply to teenagers! That’s what I’m focusing on because obviously that’s my experience as a teenager, but there are so many people who might not be able to buy many books. There are international readers who might not want to pay ridiculous shipping fees, or adults who might be struggling financially and¬† can’t afford to be buying so many books, or just people who could afford it but would rather spend their money on other things!

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In conclusion…this post has rambled on for much longer than I originally thought it would (1700 words?? what a monster i’ve written. and probably nobody will read this lmaoooo), but my point here is basically to bring awareness to the materialism present in the bookish community, and how it might alienate some readers, like me, who don’t buy into it.

I’m not in any way trying to shame readers for spending so much money on books. If you love books and choose to spend it that way, then you deserve many fantastic books and I have to say, your bookshelves look gorgeous!! It’s your money, and if buying books/bookish merch makes you happy, then I’m happy for you.

I just am trying to say that not everyone can afford to be like that. If you want to buy five editions of the same book, then that’s fine, but realize that for many people, that’s simply not possible. And sometimes, it can be hard here. But in the end, of course, I’m still endlessly grateful for my library that affords me the opportunity to read so many amazing books for free.

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Let’s Chat

Do you typically buy books, or get them from the library (or some other way)? What are your thoughts on materialism in the bookish community? I’d love to chat in the comments below ‚̧

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The Crimes Of Grindelwald Rant Review || As A Harry Potter Fan… This Sucks

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So I just finished watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald last night and to say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. I know I’m way behind everyone else with this because I didn’t see it in theaters and just watched it on DVD, but now I’m glad that I did that because seeing this on the big screen would be a huge waste of money.

Here’s the thing. This movie had so much potential. It could have been so, so good. The Harry Potter books are masterpieces, with the incredible immersive world created, with all the minute details that come together to form an rich detailed story.¬†This movie was, well, not.

This is a book blog, but since the world of Harry Potter was originally books, I decided to write a ranty review here describing just what I think went wrong.

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SPOILERS GALORE!

~You Have Been Warned~

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The Pacing

The pacing in this movie was all over the place. Like others have said, this movie felt much more like a giant filler, an two hour way too long set up for the remaining movies. For the entire first 2/3 of the movie, I feel like nothing really happened. The movie was just setting up different characters, introducing us to them, and then jumping to other characters, and other characters. Nothing really happened until the last half hour or so. In fact, since I was watching this on DVD, I could see exactly how much time had passed and how much time was remaining as I watched it, and I honestly just kept thinking when is this going to end? Or, when is something even going to happen?

The thing is, an individual movie or book should be able to stand on its own and hold up by its own merits. Each of the Harry Potter books had an arc of their own, with Harry and his friends facing conflicts and growing as characters and tensions gradually escalating until the climactic endings that felt very appropriate to the book and had been built toward for the whole book. At the same time, they gradually contributed to the overarching conflict of the rise of Voldemort and the impending wizarding war. With Crimes of Grindelwald, the movie does not feel like it builds to a conflict. For most of the movie, I had no idea what was supposed to be happening. It felt like the entire conflict was¬†let’s get everyone to Paris to set up the next movie.¬†

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The Characters

This movie had: Way. Too. Many. Characters. I consider myself to be a very hardcore Potterhead who knows the lore, yet I still had no idea who people were. For example, there was:

  • That French lady with Grindelwald; who was she?
  • That guy who locked Tina up after the circus; who was he?
  • I feel like Newt’s brother kept showing up with some ministry people, but I really don’t know who they were, or how many of them there were, or anything.
  • One of Grindelwald’s henchmen I think who he was talking to near when Credence blew up the roof? I also saw him in an elevator with the French lady?

The thing is, JK Rowling is used to writing books. In books, I think you can definitely introduce more characters, since we can get more exposition and backstory on them without awkward expositional dialogue. But here, these characters just kept showing up randomly and after a while I stopped trying to understand who they were.

Another issue with having so many characters goes back to the pacing. There were just so many story arcs that the movie kept switching between that I feel like we were always getting re-orientated with other people and spending time setting up these plots so that none of them could get fully developed. And with that; the character development was awful! There were so many things that felt completely out of character from the first movie, or even within this one. I feel like some of them could be plausible, but they would need to be developed further. For example…

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Quennie

Queenie deserved better. Her story line was one of the things I didn’t just dislike, but absolutely hated about this movie! It made no sense! In the first one, she was so sweet and fun, but in this one she’s actually crazy! The fact that she enchanted Jacob felt actually rapey, not to mention downright evil? I mean, the only other character from the Wizarding World we know enchanted their spouse was Voldemort’s mother, and that definitely wasn’t just brushed off and moved on from.

The fact that she would follow Grindelwald actually makes no sense. Grindelwald talks about how wizards are superior to muggles, and she wants to marry a muggle so she goes over to this side? It just doesn’t make any sense. And the fact that we got like three scenes from her in the entire movie as well made it so much worse. There was no time where we saw her gradually changing her mind; it was like, in the first movie she’s sweet and here she’s bad. The end.

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The Romance

This movie put Way Too Much (with a capital W, T, and M) emphasis on romance. I guess…romance sells? There was so much drama between Jacob and Queenie, and there was Newt being all lovesick puppy over Tina, and literally not wanting to go to Paris to help Dumbledore find Creedence before Grindelwald used him, but then he decided to go because Tina might be there? There was literally so much happening in this movie with its crazy convoluted plot and insane number of characters that just devoting so much time to romance honestly annoyed the crap out of me. It’s not a romance movie; it’s about (or supposed to be about) the crimes of Grindelwald.

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The Little Details And Inconsistencies

There were so many little inconsistencies from the other books and movies, and small annoying details that didn’t fit the story. For example:

  • McGonogall is teaching at Hogwarts eight years before she is supposed to be born. This can be verified in Order of the Phoenix when she tells Umbridge she had been teaching at Hogwarts for 39 years. There was literally no reason to drop her name, as she played no important role in the plot, other than fanservice.
  • What are the wizards wearing? They are wearing suits and muggle clothes. In Goblet of Fire, wizards are shown to be wearing ridiculous combinations of clothes since they don’t know how to dress like muggles, and one wizard wears a woman’s nightgown. But here, Dumbledore is wearing a full on muggle suit while teaching?
  • Dumbledore is teaching defense against the dark arts instead of transfiguration! Just because they wanted a scene with Dumbledore and the bogart? We also learn in Half Blood Prince that Professor Merrythought teaches DADA (Tom Riddle wants his job) and has done so for 50 years, which would put her as teacher.
  • Why is it in the first Fantastic Beasts, we are introduced to the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MCUSA), but here it’s referred to as American Ministry of Magic? Literally why?
  • Why are people apparating on Hogwarts grounds? Haven’t they read¬†Hogwarts, A History?¬†You can’t apparate on Hogwarts; Hermione would be ashamed.
  • Why did wizards apparate in puffs of black smoke at Grindelwald’s rally at the end? In the rest of this movie and all the movies, apparation is shown to be a squiggly thing in the spot, not a vertical puff of black smoke.
  • Why is Credence even alive? He was shown to explode and die in the end of the first movie, and now he’s alive and we’re just supposed to roll with it? Nobody, not one single character, asks the question of why is he still alive?
  • Why does Jacob have his memories back? The¬†only bad memories¬†is the most BS explanation ever. If that’s the case, then I’m sure tons and tons of people in New York still have memories. Not to mention it cheapens the entire emotional ending of the last movie with Jacob getting his memories wiped.
  • Why does Dumbledore see Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised, and making the blood pact too? In Deathly Hallows, it’s heavily implied that Dumbledore would see his mother and sister. Furthermore, the Mirror shows your hearts desire, so…Dumbledore’s most desperate desire is to make another blood pact? If it’s just the past/memories we need to see, that’s what we have the Pensive for.
  • Creedence = A Dumbledore?????? This literally makes no sense with canon. It cheapens the emotional ending of Deathly Hallows when Dumbledore lays it all down, stripped bare in front of Harry for all his flaws and regrets and tells him everything. Furthermore, it doesn’t even make sense with the time frame considering how much younger Creedence is, Dumbledore’s parents would be dead/in Azkaban when Creedence would need to be born?

Some of these things are all relatively small and don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, and wouldn’t make or break a movie, but considering there are so many, they really all start to add up and make it feel like there was just no effort that went into this movie.

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Anyways, in summary this movie sucks. I’m glad I saved money and didn’t see this one in theaters, and I’m probably not going to see the next one in theaters…and I don’t even know if I’ll see the next one at all! I love Harry Potter. I really do. But even more than that, I really really with she would stop adding more garbage and ruining the series.

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Let’s Chat

Have you seen The Crimes of Grindelwald? Do you like it? I’d love to chat in the comments below.

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My Favorite Siblings In YA Books || Happy National Siblings Day!

Hey loves! Did you know that today, Wednesday April 10th, is National Sibling Day in America? I’m a sibling and I love hanging out with my older brother! I also love reading about families and siblings in books, so I decided to compile a list of my favorite siblings in YA books for National Siblings Day!

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The Song Sisters From To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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These three are absolute sibling goals! Song girls for life ‚̧ I love their individual interactions with each other, from Kitty being sassy and awesome, to Margot giving Lara Jean advice, and of course I just love Lara Jean!

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Scarlet and Tella from Caraval

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I love reading about Scarlet and Tella! It was especially amazing how Caraval was told from Scarlet’s POV, and Legendary was from Tella’s, so we got to see both of the amazing girls! It’s so clear how much they care about each other no matter what other crazy things are going on in their lives.

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Cath and Wren from Fangirl

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 These two girls, identical twins, definitely branch out from each other when they get to college! But at the end they ultimately care so much about each other and always come back to each other (and love Simon Snow together!) and how could I not love them?

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Severin and Tristan from The Gilded Wolves

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These two aren’t technically siblings or related to each other, but they’ve grown up together and look after each other and that makes them the truest brothers there could be. I loved watching Severin care for Tristan no matter how crazy their life could get! (also, my heart is still broken from the ending…)

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The Weasleys from Harry Potter

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I mean, the Weasleys are the best family and wouldn’t anyone want to be a Weasley sibling! From Fred and George being the ultimate pranksters together in crime, to Ron playing Quidditch with Ginny, to Bill and Charlie looking after their family, all these siblings are incredible!

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Jude and Noah from I’ll Give You The Sun

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If I had to name one sibling book, it would definitely have to be this one! Told from the alternating perspectives of Jude and Noah, two artists who used to be so close and have a rift between them, it’s such a beautiful story, and shows how ultimately siblings are forever.

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Serina and Nomi from Grace and Fury

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These two girls always knew they would be with each other forever, until they’re suddenly ripped apart from each other, Serina taking the fall for Nomi to protect her. And no matter how far apart they are, protecting each other is always their number one priority.

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Katniss and Prim from The Hunger Games

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From the first chapter when Katniss volunteers to almost certain death to protect her little sister, this pair won me over. Katniss would do anything for Prim, and Prim is so helpful and caring about Katniss too.

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Let’s Chat

Do you have any siblings? Who are some of your favorite siblings from books? I’d love to chat in the comments below ‚̧

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