Biggest Book Problem For Me in 2015

This will not be a conventional wrapup in the slightest, but an intro post to the new year. Hello there, it’s been a while. I apologize, that has been the result from the odious state that is my mental health. It is the new year, and I’m overwhelmed with excitement to be even more myself with the book community and getting out all the ideas I have!!!

Let me introduce myself in 12 facts:

  1. My name is Wesaun, this is my real first name. It is pronounced Wha-saun, and means defender of mankind and western meadow.
  2. I love books, and all art forms, especially writing and painting which I practice.
  3. I love words, the feel and meaning of them is just so beautiful to me which contributes to my vernacular.
  4. My favorite movie of all time is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and if you’re a fan, we are best friends.
  5. I am garrulous, which means i’m talkative, and do not always complete a thought when it comes to my art because I am rushing into a next one.
  6. I am Jamaican, and love the food, culture, and country. I was not born there.
  7. I was born in Flushing, Queens. This is not where I live or the part of Queens that I frequent, and from that you can tell that I am a New Yorker and I AM MADLY IN LOVE WITH NYC. It is where I belong.
  8. I wish to become a publicist in an imprint of Harper Collins, or a small publisher that publishes only queer books. Yes, this exists.
  9. There is something beautiful to me about very blog or blogger I follow, but my main favorites happen to be Paper Fury (paperfury.com), Thoughts and Afterthoughts (anotherafterthought.wordpress.com) and Read At Midnight (readatmidnight.wordpress.com) I would love to know these people better, they are all brilliant and I love speaking to them when I get a chance to comment.
  10. I love quotes, and one of my favorites is by Sylvia Plath, the worst enemy to creativity is self doubt, which I focus on as I work.
  11. My favorite books by this year are written by two talented, beautiful people whose names are Jordan Villegas and Nic Stone. Published, though, let’s go with Fans of The Impossible Life and I Crawl Through It which both mean loads to me.
  12. Lastly, I am a sapphist. For those of you unfamiliar with this beautiful term, it means I am a lesbian, although I prefer the term queer, and my biggest problem this year was the book crush thing. I feel in this community, and in general, it’s…expected for fangirls to be enamored with fictional boys, and I would always give out a couple names because I felt it would be easier that way, especially for straight book people who made the mistake of saying book boyfriend, which I find…heteronormative, and it has certainly annoyed me in the past. I’m leaving that bullvine excrement in 2015 where it belongs. As said in Ask The Passengers, I will paraphrase, if you have a problem, that is YOUR problem. Not mine, I REALLY do not care, and so here are my book crushes from 2015: Mira from FANS, Abby from SIMON, Aelin from QoS, Lysandra from QoS, Caroline from Every Last Word, Parv from LIARS INC., aanddddd China from Β I CRAWL.

Welcome to 2016! What are some things about YOU you want me to know? Book significant others (because who made the stupid rule that it’s book boyfriends?) ? Some thoughts on this post? Talk to me below, I love talking to you. Thanks to all for liking and stopping by! My business email is currently not suitable for use. Any inquiries, you can find me on Twitter, as epicbooklover for more info.

 

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18 thoughts on “Biggest Book Problem For Me in 2015

  1. What should you know [for 2016]? That it’s another year of active work to throw down some real talk to create positive dissonance within the community. As it should, naturally.

    More importantly: what’s one Jamaican cuisine item you think more people should try (or you can just tell me your favourite)? I’ll log it into my phone and hopefully will remember to try it out!

    And, as usual, stay awesome.

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  2. So glad to have you back on here Wesaun, I’ve missed you ❀ Happy New Year, and all the best for 2016! ❀ You made such a great point about book boyfriends, it's something OVER-used, and I never realized until now it simplistic it is. I absolutely LOVED Abby in Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens agenda, too, she was one of my favorite characters of this book, I think πŸ™‚

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  3. Wesaun! I’ve missed you! I’m so glad to know how to pronounce your name (I’m practicing under my breath in case we ever meet at a bookish event) πŸ™‚

    I never use the term “book boyfriend,” I just say “book crush.” This is particularly helpful because I tend to develop book crushes on robots or AI in novels, like Talis from The Scorpion Rules.

    I’m not sure if they sell them where you live, but there’s a sausage brand (OK, I live in Wisconsin; we eat a lot of sausage!) that makes a hot dog called “The Froman” and it makes me weirdly happy every time I see it in the stores.

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  4. Brian - The Guys Side says:

    Lovely post! That being said both Abby and Simon are on my list of crushes. More Simon though πŸ˜‰ Anyway I’m glad you mentioned how to pronounce your name because I was never quite sure! Sorry about that.

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  5. Kit Cat says:

    OMG Lysandra, yesss. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ I can’t get enough of her, I hope she plays a bigger role next book!
    Happy for you love. You know where to find me if you need to talk!

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