(Screengrab from GMMTV’s Official YouTube Account)
Today—April 23, 2021—is World Book Day, guys. A4A blog readers, what book or books are you currently reading? Share it with us in the comments section below!
As for me, I’m currently reading a Thai BL (Boys Love) novel titled 2gether, it has two volumes plus a special and you can purchase a copy on Amazon if you wish to. The author, JittiRain, has another BL book called Theory of Love which I intend to read as well.
That being said, we love 2gether because it gives us a glimpse of the “what-might-have-been” and the “what-could-have-been” had we lived in a different place and time, one that is devoid of the existence of homophobia. It shows us how a gay college love story (or stories in this case as there were multiple couples) would look like, in a world where there is no homophobia.
Moreover, it is a funny book, not to mention 2gether is such a cute story. It takes us back to the time when we first experienced love: innocent, full of passion, fervor, and then there’s the feeling of jealousy, anxiety, uncertainty, and the like. You know, that time when we were young and foolish, we loved intensely and deeply we were willing to do anything for the object of our affection.
While I’m not done reading the book yet, I have seen the TV show adaptation—it has two seasons and you can watch both on YouTube. Yes, that’s how much I loved the story and if you live in Taiwan, Philippines, and Japan, you can watch 2gether: The series on Netflix.
The series is so popular it reportedly has a cult following in other countries. Apart from Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, and Japan, it has a lot of fans in countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, India, United States, Mexico, and Peru.
2gether: The series stars Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, who played the role of the main character Tine Teepakorn, and Bright Vachirawit Chivaaree, who played the love interest Sarawat Guntithanon. Other supporting characters included Drake Laedeke as Mil, Gun Korawit Boonsri as Green, Toptap Jirakit Kuariyakul as Type (Tine’s brother), and Mike Chinnarat Siriphongchawalit who played as Man (Sarawat’s friend) to name a few.
I loved the main actors, especially Bright who played the role of Sarawat, because he’s such a great actor. When you look into his eyes, you will see love there. You will see that Sarawat is really in love with Tine, add the many kilig moments that make the viewers’ hearts flutter and give viewers the feels, you’ll surely be glued to your seat. You will have to watch the show to know what I’m talking about. Of course it doesn’t hurt that they’re handsome, too, and that the chemistry between the two main actors is off the charts. Also, did we tell you already that the soundtrack is awesome? Yep, it is!
Anyway, I finished watching both seasons and I definitely am going to miss this loveteam. It’s a good thing they have an upcoming film called 2gether the Movie though the showing has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Happy reading and watching, guys! Perhaps you’ve already watched the show or read the book? Then please do tell us in the comments section below how much you love 2gether.
Great review. Love the word choices and descriptions of why we should watch the series and read the book. I’ve only seen the first season. It’s great but I’m a fan of books, so I’ll get the copy and read it. The cover is too die for <3
CHROME By George Nadar. A story set in the future, there will be only one taboo: to love a robot. But in the desert hideaway where Chrome (the robot) and the warrior King Vortex meet, a bond between man and machine begins
Jo Nesb0 books. I am re-reading all the Jo Nesb0 books before reading 2 new ones. I am currently reading NEMESIS by Jo Nesbo….one of the Harry Hole’s Scandinavian Police Thriller. I think NEMESIS is one my favorite Nesb0 books.
Well, I just finished THE SECRET LIFE of OSCAR WILDE, the book that specifically delves onto the brilliant Victorian author & playwright’s complicated sex life with men. The book was controversial when it came out because many Wilde scholars questioned the source material. But even if only partly true, it sheds light onto the world of gay male sex c. 1890. I’m also reading CHILDREN OF THE SUN, which deals with the generation of (mostly) gay men, aesthetes and dandies, who came to prominence in England between the wars. (Isherwood, Harold Acton, Auden, etc.) and how they affected cultural life.… Read more »
Just finished “The Prophets” by Robert Jones, JR. this AM….still crying still haunted…A devastating/powerful/beautiful read!!!
You’re not exactly looking at a bunch of readers here. The last reading most of them have done is copying a number off a gloryhole wall.
Dashiell Hammett’s <Red Hsrvest>, about a private detective cleaning up a very dirty town, without minding how dirty he gets. A lot of blood, bullets, & tough talk.
I’ve gotten through the pandemic through a morning dance session, playing with my ‘pandemic buddy’ daily, and reading, reading, reading. I’m currently finishing “Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry” while beginning “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”. The former is a warm and intimate look at our brilliant lesbian sister, while any self-respecting gay man should read the latter, Isabel Wilkerson’s eye-opening analysis of America’s caste system (yes, we actually have one and it’s insidious and invasive…).
Oh, dear, God! Truer words, have never been spoken: all of South Amer., all of the Caribbean, all of the South; here in So. Florida… it’s so indelibly etched into to their sub and consciousness; to the degree of damn-near mental-illness, they so hate themselves, and anyone that looks like them, including those that don’t of color. So that they are jealous of other blacks that are bi-racial/light-skinned. I had a brown-skinned woman make the comment “high-noon” when referring to another black person. I informed her, that my mother, is “high-noon” by the raping of her grandmothers for centuries, something… Read more »
“Insidious and invasive,” perfectly said!
I’m reading How to Be Remy Cameron
Book by Julian Winters. It’s such a sweet coming of age story about a junior in high school that has to write a paper on who he is. He’s well liked by most everyone. It’s just super sweet. I like the fact that it’s coming from an African-American author about an African-American guys w point of view. Give it a try.
Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara
Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper (sweet gay romance) and Tananarive Due’s The Good House (haunting mystery).
“The Passing of a Great Race 1916” or “The Racial Basis of European History” (a pseudo scientific book). I had to sign a special form to take this book from my local library.
Considering the times we’re in, this book was written along the same time as “Birth of a Nation,” he has some very interesting predictions, fears and conclusions about /ethnicities/race.
The author Madison Grant (1856-1937) was an American lawyer, self-styled anthropologist, claiming the superiority of the Nordic race over all others.