Shut Up and Hold My Fucking Margarita (Answering Questions You Wish No One Had Asked): Yes, Racist Insults Are Racist

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Okay, so people post some stuff that I just want to scream, ‘What the fuck are you fucking thinking, you fucking dickhead?’ 

So I’ve decided to create “Shut Up and Hold My Fucking Margarita” questions to abolish some ignorant-as-fuck myths that people seem to earnestly believe because they’ve obviously never heard of Google before, let alone fucking Snopes.

If you see something that makes you think, ‘What the fuck are you fucking thinking, you fucking dickhead?’, please post it below and let me know, so I can tag you/your blog with the recommendation! 


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Novella Review: Little Knife (Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2.6)

Little Knife by Leigh Bardugo



In this third Ravkan folk tale from Leigh Bardugo, a beautiful girl finds that what her father wants for her and what she wants for herself are two different things. 

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This one is also interesting. Also unexpected. I’m interested to see how it comes up in Ruin and Rising. I am also dying to finish this trilogy. I need to know how it ends!

3 stars.

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Novella Review: The Too Clever Fox (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2.5)

The Too Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo



In Ravka, just because you avoid one trap, it doesn’t mean you’ll escape the next. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s upcoming novel, Siege and Storm, the second book in the Grisha Trilogy.

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I knew it!!! If you’ve read this one, then you know what I’m talking about.

This was a nice little story and very cheap on Audible, if you prefer audiobooks.

I can definitely see how Nikolai reminds Alina of the fox.

3 stars.

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They’re Burning All The Witches

I would have left out Taylor Swift and even Emma Watson after what she said about Beyonce, but you get the point

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One of the biggest misconceptions I’ve ever heard (or seen) about feminists is that they are bitter (and therefore feminists) because they can’t get married (often depicted in photos and memes as a woman who is “ugly” … and that’s why she’s a feminist. Not because she’d support anything logical like equality, but because no one else will “have” you. Apparently, according to some people, you can only support a movement about gender and intersectional equality if you’re unattractive).  

Firstly, looks have nothing to do with supporting feminism. End of story. 

Feminism is about fucking intersectional equality.

To prove my point (that you can be, shock-horror, attractive and a feminist, I’ve put a list together of famous “hot” celebrities that are feminists. (And I’m only focusing on the ones that a large group of people would at least agree that these people are attractive. I’m not saying 

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Novella Review: The Witch of Duva (Shadow and Bone Trilogy #0.5)

The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo



There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel, Shadow and Bone.

This review is spoiler free

This was not at all what I expected.

I so thought that Karina was the villain here but not even close.

3 stars.

You can read this story here.

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Book Review: Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2)

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo



Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm. 


Holy fuck!

So first I was kind of like damn, The Darkling found her in the first chapter?? But I was not at all expecting Sturmhond to turn on him, and I damn sure did not expect him to be a prince.

Given that this is a trilogy, I suppose I should have guessed that there would be 3 amplifiers. I’m really interested to see what happens when they find the Firebird. Also, the “daughter of two mills” hint was pretty interesting. Alina is clearly the Chosen One.

Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about Nikolai. Right now, I don’t have any strong feelings just yet.

I fucking hate Mal. He’s such a little bitch. Alina is the fucking Sun Summoner and every ten seconds he’s crying about something. Like that whole, “I only left so you would ask me to stay” bullshit would not fucking fly with me. If you keep volunteering to leave, obviously she’s going to think you want to go. She’s not a fucking mind reader. You’re an adult, use your words.

So is Baghra dead? And when Alina thought she saw her it was actually Genya? And did he do that because Genya let them escape? Christ, that girl has been through a lot. And way to go David, ignore her when she’s right in fucking front of you, but now show that you care.

How is the Darkling projecting himself to Alina? Is that a part of his new power thing? It’s creepy AF.

I don’t feel bad about Vasily’s death at all. Fucking idiot……and now Nikolai is the rightful heir!!

I was surprised that Tolya and Tamar were working for the Apparat. For some reason I did not see that coming at all. I love them both though.

Ugh of course, they had to save Alina, which meant they also saved the Darkling and now this fucker is ruling Ravka.

Oh, and Alina can’t call her power.

What the actual fuck!?!

4.5 stars.

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#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Megan Kirley

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Last year, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days.


Six women were murdered in five days.

As nothing has changed, I’m continuing with this same theme in 2019, and women murdered at the result of male violence will be featured on every Thursday post, as well as an entry from The Ex Files

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that during this time, White Ribbon has decided that it wants to be “agnostic” when it comes to women seeking safe and legal abortions. They recently, and very publicly, admitted that they were putting money before the lives of women. White Ribbon has…

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