I’m back on the Star Trek posts at Comparative Geeks, with a reflection last month and a post on movie commentaries today! I’ve gotta actually watch more TNG soon and get some more posting material, I know… I’ve been sick-slash-injured for most of December and January (moral of the story: if you have severe allergies,…… Continue reading Update: February!
Serendipity, my friends. I happened to see Mooncop by Tom Gauld at work, it looked vaguely familiar and like something I would enjoy, and I had a spare half hour, so I read it. And it was great and I’ve now read the only other two I could find at the library and I love Tom Gauld…… Continue reading Three Comics by Tom Gauld
Winner of a 1989 Lambda Literary Award, this collection of twenty-four entertaining and haunting 19th-and 20th-century tales from the US, Britain, and Latin America reclaims a literary tradition that has long been overlooked. Using such techniques as magic realism, allegory, and surrealism, the authors re-imagine the cliches of supernatural fiction, focusing on female characters and…… Continue reading “What Did Miss Darrington See? An Anthology of Feminist Supernatural Fiction” — Is This Feminist?
Is Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee the first ever middle-grade novel with a bisexual protagonist? I don’t know, maybe. But either way, I’m super happy it exists. Queer-themed fiction is increasingly common in the YA genre, but queer stuff for kids is very rare, especially when the protagonist is queer. (More often it’s parents or a friend). Add…… Continue reading Review: Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
I found this tag on Bookstooge’s Reviews on the Road a couple months ago and thought it would be appropriate for the new year! How do you keep track of your TBR pile? It’s mostly on Goodreads… I’ve gotten it almost all together over there, and any time I notice a book I want to…… Continue reading TBR Tag
The Classic: One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Probably García Márquez finest and most famous work. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of a mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and…… Continue reading Classics Club: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
It’s time for my most favorite post, the end-of-year book survey hosted by Perpetual Page-Turner! Not a lot of people read these all the way through, but I still love doing them. Because survey. And the questions always help me reflect on the books I’ve read in a substantive way. I’m a forgetful little scamp…… Continue reading 2017 End of Year Book Survey
Every year, I like to keep track of representation in the books I read. This mainly serves to draw diverse books to my attention, although of course I try to get my percentages up every year too, especially for the books by and about women. (I’m more interested in good representation in the other categories, looking for…… Continue reading 2017 Book Diversity and Challenge Recap
Happy holidays to all those who are celebrating this time of year! No post on Tuesday due to Christmas. After that, it’s my favorite time of the year — book surveys and challenge roundups! Advertisements
I got tagged in the Justice League Book Tag by Victoria at Carton Manette-Darnay! The Rules Copy these rules onto your post Mention creators of the tag: Angelica and Rosie @TheBookCoverGirls and link to the original post Mention and thank the person who tagged you and link to their post Answer all the questions Since there were originally…… Continue reading Justice League Book Tag!