Adult Fiction · Romance

Review: Romeo and Juliet, A Novel, by David Hewson

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by David Hewson and A.J. Hartley, read by Richard Armitage, was one of my favorite books last year and one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Hewson and Armitage also did a version of Romeo and Juliet, another Audible exclusive audiobook, and a year later I finally had the opportunity to buy and listen…… Continue reading Review: Romeo and Juliet, A Novel, by David Hewson

Adult Fiction · Queer · TV & Movies

“A Single Man” is My Favorite Queerpop Movie

A Single Man is one of my very favorite movies. That judgment is based on the one time I watched it years ago, and it made me so sad that I didn’t watch it again until now, when I decided a column about queer pop culture couldn’t do without it. It’s from 2009, and Colin Firth got…… Continue reading “A Single Man” is My Favorite Queerpop Movie

History

Novels & Human Rights Part 7: Historical Context (Social)

Last week we talked about 18th-century changes leading to Pamela’s impact, mostly in the book trade and in rising social classes. This week, we’re focusing on social changes, especially those that took place within all classes. For instance, religious books had traditionally made up more than half the number of total books published, but tastes…… Continue reading Novels & Human Rights Part 7: Historical Context (Social)

Queer · Sci-Fi · YA

Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

This book is too beautiful for words. It tore my soul into bloody little pieces and broke my heart, and now I’ll read all the rest of Alaya Dawn Johnson’s books and every one she ever writes for the rest of her life, even if none of them are this good, because they might be.…… Continue reading Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson