Nonfiction

Two Books on Octopuses

Listen, octopuses are amazing. Come across any reference to them and you’ll be amazed, but even with all the things we know, they’ve been unconscionably understudied and we still don’t understand how they do most of the things they do. This is partly because their consciousness has evolved completely separately from our own, from the…… Continue reading Two Books on Octopuses

Adult Fiction · Sci-Fi

Review: Mort(e) by Robert Repino

Hey lemme tell you about Mort(e) by Robert Repino! It’s one of those you pick up for the concept: The “war with no name” has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that…… Continue reading Review: Mort(e) by Robert Repino

Children's & Middle Grade · Picture Books · Queer

LGBT+ Picture Books: Acting Like Animals

So far in our week of queer-friendly picture books we’ve talked about inclusive family lists, books explaining same-sex parents, and books about trans or genderqueer toddlers. As discussed yesterday, there are hardly any queer kids depicted in picture books. Gender seems to be easier for authors to address because we have so many gendered objects…… Continue reading LGBT+ Picture Books: Acting Like Animals

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”: Maybe the Best Yet

Oh my god y’all this movie. Took me an extra week and a half to get it watched, but it’s totally worth it. Here’s the description: Return to Pixie Hollow for a heartwarming adventure, Disney’s TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVER BEAST. An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”: Maybe the Best Yet

Picture Books · Queer

Banned Books Week: And Tango Makes Three

For my first Banned Books Week feature, I’ve picked the book that was most- or second-most-often challenged from 2006 to 2010, with several more appearances thereafter. It ranked #4 in the whole 2000-9 decade. What is this heinous text so many people have tried to censor? And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter…… Continue reading Banned Books Week: And Tango Makes Three