History · Nonfiction

Review: Righting America at the Creation Museum by Susan and William Trollinger

As we discussed at length last month, I watched the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye/creationism vs. science debate of 2014 with great interest, and I’m still very interested in the subject. I also have a degree in public history and museum studies. I have no intention of visiting the Creation Museum, but I’ve been very…… Continue reading Review: Righting America at the Creation Museum by Susan and William Trollinger

Nonfiction

A Reader on Evolution

I mentioned in my last post that I wasn’t taught anything about evolution in school. I was homeschooled, and on the whole I’m very grateful for it. I was mostly self-directed, got a much deeper education than I could’ve expected at an Alabama public school, had much more control over my social life, and transitioned…… Continue reading A Reader on Evolution

History · Nonfiction · Queer

Feminist Friday Review: Satanic Feminism by Per Faxneld

One more post on Satanism and then I’m done for a while, I swear! Probably. Anyway, to recap: Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism by Ruben van Luijk is an excellent, thorough, readable history of Lucifer and Satanism from the earliest possible manifestations through to the present. After that, I read a bunch…… Continue reading Feminist Friday Review: Satanic Feminism by Per Faxneld

History · Nonfiction

A Followup on Satanism

Back in November I read and reviewed the recent book Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism by Ruben van Luijk. It was great, one of my favorite books from last year, and although I’ve always been interested in Lucifer, this book not only actually GAVE me the information I’ve wanted for years, but…… Continue reading A Followup on Satanism

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

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · Queer · Romance

Review: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale

Y’all know I love a good gay fantasy novel. It’s even something of a resolution to read more of them this year, or rather more queer genre fiction in general, because there are plenty of niche classics I’ve been meaning to read for years. Wicked Gentlemen was recommended to me absolute ages ago as one of those…… Continue reading Review: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale

Adult Fiction

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor (Classics Club)

The Classic: A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories (1955) by Flannery O’Connor In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O’Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these…… Continue reading A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor (Classics Club)

Other Stuff

Bonus Sunday Post – Decatur Book Festival!

I wouldn’t normally post twice on the same day, but this is a quick one! A bit of a ramble, a kind of mini-haul, and a bit of #LazyLambs chitchat. I started off doing this as a Facebook post, but it was suuuuper long and there are blog-related things in it, sooo… Let’s talk about…… Continue reading Bonus Sunday Post – Decatur Book Festival!

Adult Fiction · History

Lazy Lambs Book Club: Lamb by Christopher Moore

Welcome to the first official meeting of the Lazy Lambs Book Club! It’s a slightly convoluted story how we came to be, but my friends Diana and Allison and I have been reading Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore together, and decided to make an informal book club out of…… Continue reading Lazy Lambs Book Club: Lamb by Christopher Moore