Adult Fiction · Romance

Disappointing Holiday Romances

I enjoy romance novels year-round, but something about the holiday season just gives me a hankering for themed romance books. I’ve read some great ones, like His Road Home by Anna Richland (a Thanksgiving novella about a disabled war veteran and a doctor) or Season for Surrender by Theresa Romain (a bookish historical about a two-week Christmas party), but this…… Continue reading Disappointing Holiday Romances

History · Nonfiction · TV & Movies

Books and Movies on Puppetry

Back in August of 2016 I wrote up a post about my visit to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Short version: I loved it. Y’all seemed very interested here and on Facebook, and the visit launched a lasting interest in puppets for me, so I thought I’d finally follow it up with…… Continue reading Books and Movies on Puppetry

TV & Movies · Updates

Update: December!

No Trek post this month, Comparative Geeks is on a hiatus, but Trek shall return! This past month I’ve really been focused on apartment stuff, and yet somehow I’ve gotten behind on it at the same time? I still have so many things to clean and organize, not to mention furniture to assemble and more…… Continue reading Update: December!

Comics · Queer · TV & Movies

I’ve been watching The Gifted and I have thoughts.

I’ve loved the X-Men since I was about ten. Movies, comic books, novels, tie-ins, toys, all the way up to the latest movies, I’m about it. So, my first reaction when I heard about The Gifted was to wonder if they would have anything new to say. They don’t necessarily have to, the first X-Men movie was 17…… Continue reading I’ve been watching The Gifted and I have thoughts.

History · Nonfiction

Review – Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism by Ruben van Luijk

I’ve been interested in Lucifer for a long time. I used to be a Christian, and even then I wanted to know how a few disparate references in the Bible had come to be understood as references to a single entity. How did we come to think of Satan the way we do? He’s a…… Continue reading Review – Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism by Ruben van Luijk

Adult Fiction

Classics Club: Cain by Lord Byron

The Classic: Cain, a Mystery (1821) by Lord Byron This is a rather obscure play, and as such I couldn’t find a good blurb, but basically it’s a play in poetry clearly inspired by Paradise Lost, telling a story about Cain and his conversations with Lucifer leading up to the murder of Abel. (“Mystery” is used here…… Continue reading Classics Club: Cain by Lord Byron

History · Nonfiction

Is This Feminist? Dian Hanson’s History of Pin-Up Magazines

I stumbled onto Dian Hanson’s History of Pin-Up Magazines in a used bookstore and knew I had to have it. A beautiful, colorful block of three hardback books in a case, promising to not only educate me about a genre of historical erotic literature outside my particular area, but also to be beautiful in its own right.…… Continue reading Is This Feminist? Dian Hanson’s History of Pin-Up Magazines

Nonfiction · Updates

Currently… (tag)

So back in May, Jamie from the Perpetual Page-Turner did a post called “Currently…”, in the style of those Facebook and blog circulars that ask you what you’re doing currently in various categories. It wasn’t really a tag, but I’m shamelessly stealing it because it’s great and once I start reading these things I can’t…… Continue reading Currently… (tag)

Updates

Update: November!

This month’s Star Trek post is a roundup of Trek/comic book crossovers. Some of them are odd, one is amazing. Check it out! I moved a couple weeks ago, from a horrible student apartment into a real grown-up apartment, so that’s been taking up most of my energy. Getting everything moved, cleaning both places, getting utilities set…… Continue reading Update: November!