We’re 12 October 2018 which means it’s world arthritis day! According to this day I decided to share how this chronic illness affects my everyday life. I feel like this disease often gets associated to… More
Insatiable is a Netflix serie which follows Patty, an overweight teen which gets bullied by the people around her. she decides to lose weight and wants to get revenge on everyone who ever made her feel bad about herself by fat-shaming her. Patty meets Bob Armstrong, who has a massive passion for coaching beauty pageant contestants. He’s the only one seeing great potential in Patty and decides to coach her for miss Jesus pageant. But Patty has a lot of anger inside of her and she will do whatever it takes to take revenge to the people she feels have wronged her.
Please note, spoilers ahead
Before I started this series I heard some very mixed opinions about it, from very good ones to people even claiming it’s ‘problematic’.. So I started this series purely because I wanted to see if it’s really that bad and I’m so glad I did because I absolutely loved it. I must admit that the first episode is the worst episode of all, some things that are said are indeed a bit problematic and made me question whether or not I should continue this series but I did as judging by just one episode would be quite unfair. Once you get to episode 2 the series gets so much better and it actually made me laugh out loud several times.
“Being skinny doesn’t mean shit if you’re ugly on the inside”
I saw several people on Twitter complaining saying the series is really offending towards heavier people, I personally strongly disagree. Yes sure the fat suit Debby Ryan (the actress playing Patty) is wearing isn’t very realistic but you see her in that suit for like 15 minutes during the first episode. I don’t think the serie fat shames at all as it’s clear during the several episodes that Patty isn’t happy at all even though she’s thin. She struggles a lot mentally and the road towards the pageant is with a lot of down moments for her, at some point she even relapses into her old eating habits (that part absolutely broke my heart to be honest) so the series really shows that eating disorders are hard to deal with.
“I just.. Keep wishing I looked perfect.”
This series also handles sexuality very well. For example, Nonnie (Patty’s best friend) is in love with Patty but tries to fight those feelings back and Bob Armstrong (my favourite character) who’s actually married to a woman for years and has children, starts to realize he’s actually bisexual and is falling in love with a man.
I really loved to see the characters develop throughout the series, the drama in it is super high, which I loved, and it’s really hard to stop watching once you’re into it. Please do not stop watching after the first episode as it gets so so much better and I actually can’t wait for season 2.
Have you seen Insatiable? Did you love or hate it? Please let me know your opinion on it!
Every Tuesday I’ll be discussing a random book of my Goodreads TBR list. I’ll post the synopsis and why I’ve added it on my list. The real question is, should I read it or just let it go?
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return. (Source)
I’ve put this book in my TBR list as a was a huge fan of The fault in our stars (like most people I guess), I tried John Green’s other books but none spoke to me as much as TFIOS (Looking far Alaska was one of the worst books I have ever read to be honest..) Another reason why I’ve put this book on my TBR is because it handles mental illnesses such as OCD and anxiety and I feel like more books need to handle mental illnesses.
So, did you like it? Should I keep this in my TBR or just get rid of it?
Author: Sandhya Menon
Title: From Twinkle, with love
Publisher + date: May 22nd 2018 by Simon Pulse
Genre: YA, Romance
Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!
When people show you who they are, you should believe them.
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?
Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.
What I think of it
Unfortunately I did not finish this book.
I just couldn’t get into it, the first 30% of the book are very cute and sweet, even made me laugh out loud several times but once you’re over the 30% it quickly goes downhill.
Twinkle becomes very self-centered on every aspect to the point that her attidude becomes very annoying and even made me frustrated while reading. I personally hate it when a book puts me into a bad mood so I decided it’s for the best to just drop it.
I do want to point out a few good things about this book though, for example, Twinkle is an Indian girl who’s a huge femenist. Her views on some stuff are very interesting and refreshing. It’s one of the reasons why I’m gutted I disliked the story after all as we do need more books about femenists ready to take over the world!