Children's & Middle Grade · Picture Books · Queer · YA

Banned Books Week 2017

It’s Banned Books Week, and I forgot! Fortunately Eclectic Alli reminded me with her Banned Book Bloggers of the Last Minute linkup. Everyone is welcome! Instead of just doing a review this year or even several reviews, I thought what we’d do is take a look at the top ten most-challenged books of last year…… Continue reading Banned Books Week 2017

TV & Movies · Updates

Star Trek Documentaries and Challenge Update

This month’s Star Trek post is about four recent documentaries — a couple you’ve probably heard of and a couple you maybe haven’t, ranging from real good to real bad. Check it out and let me know if I’ve missed any! I’ve made some progress on #readmyowndamnbooks in August, thanks to grad school being over and me…… Continue reading Star Trek Documentaries and Challenge Update

Adult Fiction · Comics · History · Nonfiction

Classics, Comics, and Continuity, or, How to Explain Books You Like

I was browsing through my local library’s online catalog recently, as I often do, and found two interesting books listed next to each other: How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom, and How to Read Superhero Comics and Why by Geoff Klock. “That’s gonna make an interesting blog post,” I thought to myself, so…… Continue reading Classics, Comics, and Continuity, or, How to Explain Books You Like

Children's & Middle Grade · Picture Books · Queer

LGBT+ Picture Books: Getting Counted

Happy Pride Month, everybody! This week we’re talking about queer picture books, and it’s been a long time coming. I love a good picture book, and it can be hard to find queer-friendly ones. My first thought was to make a list, but plenty of people have done that, and if you’re super serious about…… Continue reading LGBT+ Picture Books: Getting Counted

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Nonfiction · Picture Books · Queer · YA

3 Books on Queer Reading and Librarianship

You know how sometimes you’re just living your life and all of a sudden you’re doing a research project? That’s just me? Okay. The point is I got super interested in whether or not queer librarianship was a thing, and if so, what are the going concerns. Turns out it is, of course it is, and…… Continue reading 3 Books on Queer Reading and Librarianship

Comics · Fantasy · Updates

March #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks and Read Harder Challenge Updates

First, just a few titles for #readmyowndamnbooks this month… Paper books: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale, reviewed here. On Writing by Stephen King. It’s wonderful, but you don’t need me to tell you that… It’s also the first Stephen King I’ve ever read or watched, but I’m going to try a novel or two now. Ebooks: Hamlet,…… Continue reading March #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks and Read Harder Challenge Updates

Adult Fiction · Comics · Sci-Fi

Epic Reads Book Tag

Hi everyone, it’s time for another thrilling book tag! It’s the Epic Reads tag, which I found on Maxxesbooktopia. I didn’t see any rules, so it’s just a quick set of questions and answers, most of which turned out to be very thought-provoking and/or difficult to pin down. 1) If you could invite one author and…… Continue reading Epic Reads Book Tag

Adult Fiction · Comics · Queer · Updates

February #readmyowndamnbooks Update

Hi everyone, it’s time for my first #readmyowndamnbooks challenge update! This is a super chill thing about reading books you already own. I have a goal of five books a month, mainly focused on physical books because those are the ones I want to clear out. I’ll be counting ebooks too, but listed separately, since…… Continue reading February #readmyowndamnbooks Update

Other Stuff

This or That Book Tag

So, I’d planned to do a Weekend Coffee Share post today, buuuut… nothing interesting has happened in the past two weeks. Instead, I’m inviting myself to do the This or That book tag, which I found on A Book. A Thought. last week! Rules Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks) Thank…… Continue reading This or That Book Tag