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Top 5 Sapphic TV Shows I’m Looking forward To In 2021

Can you guys believe we are already 4 days deep into 2021? As much as we all wanted 2020 to be over, one highlight from the year was watching and enjoying sapphic movies and TV shows with everyone on-line. We had some great content last year. The shared experiences of joy over a ship filled a lot of my days with happiness. The Half of It, She-Ra, Haunting of Bly Manor, Utopia Falls, Happiest Season, just to name a few.

I still have a long list of things I need to catch up on, but I’m planning to grow that list in 2021. These are the Top 5 shows or movies with sapphic characters I’m looking forward to watching this year, in no particular order.

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Book Review: Flipped by Caitlin Ryan

Flipped is a delicious look at the behind the scenes of a popular HGTV-style reality show, full of drama, passion, and love. 

As a big fan of reality shows and celebrity love interests, this book caught my eye from the premise. Molly wins a competition to have her house flipped by famous married duo Flick and Kim, and of course sparks fly the minute she meets Flick in person, but secrets on both ends force them to stay apart. 

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Star Trek: Discovery Top 10 Sapphic Moments

Star Trek Discovery was my first contact with the franchise. I had always been interested in Star Trek, but approaching it when it had such a rich and complex history seemed daunting. Doing it trough a new show sounded perfect. When I saw it was supposed to have two women leading it? I was sold.

I’ve loved it, with its good moments and flaws like most shows, and have never cared for the criticism about how it lived up, or not, to other Star Trek shows. The third season is increasingly looking like it will be the best one yet. But still one thing remains missing: A fully developed, on-screen, sapphic relationship.

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Book Review – Juliet Takes a Breath

I love comics and graphic novels, one about a Queer, brown, latina? The moment I saw this, I jumped at the chance to read it. I’ve had the original novel on my radar for a while but haven’t gotten around to read it so I can’t compare between the two, but I don’t think is necessary. I believe every format adds something to a story and can be an avenue for different people to find the work. With Gabby Rivera’s experience writing for Marvel’s America it only makes sense to offer Juliet Takes a Breath as a graphic novel, and I’m glad they do.

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Book Review: Ritu Weds Chandni

This book aimed at kids 5-7 years old and coming December 2020 is a great, sweet read, and a beautifully illustrated work. Not only does it handle topics of acceptance, homophobia, traditions, but also gives kids a clear acceptance and love message.

When I saw this gorgeous book was available for review at NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it. I’ve been a voracious reader since I was 4 years old. I would go to the library every day since I started school, even though people didn’t believe me when I said I could actually read. That’s why I kind of have a soft spot for kids’ books.

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Book Review: Twice Shy by Aurora Rey

I was slow to warm up to Amanda and Quinn, but by the end of the book I was invested in them and rooting for them. The premise of the story was what captivated me in the first place. Having complicated and messy feelings for an ex. Falling for the familiarity of someone who already knows you, loved you even if it’s not the best idea. How hard it is to allow yourself to heal and love again after a bad break up.

Seeing Amanda and Quinn navigate divorce, how to handle your ex, your new partner having kinds, was also welcome. It think divorce, sharing custody of kids has become more and more common so it’s interesting to see it explored.

I enjoyed the inclusion of Amanda’s kids as central to the story. Loved to hate Mel, the ex, and even warmed up to her by the end of the book. Amanda and Quinn were a great couple I was happy to see succeed. The way they resolved their conflict by being honest, vulnerable, having open communication, was great.

There was a wide arrange of side characters, I didn’t necessarily connect with a lot of them. But it was nice to see both main characters have a full life outside of the couple. The attempt at racial diversity with a Chinese side character felt a little off. It had barely a couple scenes. If the author wanted to include more diversity, I would have liked to see the character more developed, give it more dimension than just name dropping them. It was even more jarring because none of the other characters are described or made explicitly non-white.

In general I felt like the book started a little slow, while we got to know more of the characters, but once it picked up about one third into the book it became a captivating fast paced read.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.

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The L Word Generation Q Season 1 – My Thoughts

I had decided to Liveblog this first season of The L word Generation Q. I actually did the first five episodes when trying to fix an issue with the blog, I deleted those 5 liveblogs. As it’s been months since I started this process, and liveblogs are extremely time-consuming, I’ve decided to do a recap/review post instead. So here we are.

One advantage I have when approaching this new version of the iconic show is that I never watched the original. I mean, I saw clips around, know what happened in general. As a lesbian I think is probably impossible to be fully disconnected from the original series. However, as someone who doesn’t live in the United States, my access to it was always limited. So I never fully watched it.

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