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October 2016

Two Items to Class Up a Dumpy Apartment Bathtub

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I love my high ceilinged studio, I do. But there are always some caveats to rentalhood. A rather common one is getting stuck with a bathroom setup that you don’t have much wiggle room to redo under your average rental agreement. Earlier in the year, I repainted mine after being blessed by my apartment masters with a shiny resealed sink. I naively thought “This bright white paint and adobe accent wall are going to make my tiny bathroom look like another dimension!” And then… Huh. Still pretty painfully blah. After investigating the option of taking off the very hateable shower…

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Books in My Bedsheets
Enchanted Islands  by Allison Amend

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enchanted islands allison amend review

There are many reasons that I don’t understand arguments against diversity in media, but outside of the obvious ethical arguments, sometimes I just want to grab writers by the shoulders and scream “You have such an easy shortcut to originality! Just write a story about people that nobody else is writing about!” Because originality is often held up as the diamond standard of a storytelling, and yet we still keep seeing the same cookie cutter ingenues and heroes that we’ve always seen. Ok. Rant over. But it does relate to this particular story, because this is a story that spans…

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