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Bookriot 2016 Read Harder Challenge Recap

  I completed the Bookriot Read Harder Challenge! Back in July I posted a list of queer books matching each challenge prompt, and this will be a list of the books I actually read. (Only a few of them overlap, because I always try to fill challenges with books already high on my TBR). Here’s a…… Continue reading Bookriot 2016 Read Harder Challenge Recap

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Queering the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Who else is doing the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder challenge? It’s super fun, 24 book categories to check off, and I’m actually halfway through as I should be. I thought about doing an update post on the books I’d read and still planned to read — and I can totes still do that if…… Continue reading Queering the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

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2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity

I poked away at the reading challenges I decided to try last January, but ended up not finishing them. I’m confident I read more than the requisite number of LGBT+ Challenge books, but I only reviewed a few of the books I read, and reviews are part of the deal. Pretty much dropped off the…… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity

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2015 Book Survey

Welcome to the 2015 book survey, designed and hosted by Perpetual Page-Turner! It was super fun last year and allows me to recall the books I read in a more meaningful way, so I’m doing it again. The survey is open to everyone, and there’s a linky in her post. (The graphics also come from that post.) Links…… Continue reading 2015 Book Survey

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10 Book Recommendations for GLBT Book Month (#queerpop)

It’s Pride Month! Not coincidentally, it’s also the American Library Association’s first-ever GLBT Book Month. Tailor-made for #queerpop, am I right? I don’t think all this month’s posts will be book-related, but hey, they might be. I thought I’d start us off with a list of book recommendations, including fiction, nonfiction, and comics. I tried…… Continue reading 10 Book Recommendations for GLBT Book Month (#queerpop)

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The Sunday Post – Diverse Reading

It suddenly occurred to me that it would be a good idea to quantify the diversity of my reading last year and try to do better this year… So I’m including it as one of my reading challenges. It’s not an official challenge, but hey, if you wanna do it we can make it one!…… Continue reading The Sunday Post – Diverse Reading

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2014 End-of-Year Book Survey

For several years now, I’ve done a categorized “Best Books of the Year” list — originally on Facebook, and on the blog last year. For 2014 I felt like trying something new, and The Perpetual Page-Turner’s End-of-Year Book Survey linkup is just the thing! It’s a little long, so I may have a lot of “no…… Continue reading 2014 End-of-Year Book Survey

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Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

You have no idea how much I want you to read this book. I have a confession to make — I hardly ever pay attention to who writes my comic books. Sometimes I see a name and it looks vaguely familiar. Very rarely do I remember the names or who writes what. It’s all pretty…… Continue reading Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

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Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

You may have noticed I’ve been blogging about female characters all week! Well, there’s a reason: I want to discuss the concept of “strong female characters” today. That phrase gets thrown around a lot, but people have widely varying ideas of a) what a strong female character is, and b) what a strong female character…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?