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2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity

I poked away at the reading challenges I decided to try last January, but ended up not finishing them. I’m confident I read more than the requisite number of LGBT+ Challenge books, but I only reviewed a few of the books I read, and reviews are part of the deal. Pretty much dropped off the…… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Comics · Fantasy · History · Nonfiction · Picture Books · Queer · Romance · Sci-Fi · YA

2015 Book Survey

Welcome to the 2015 book survey, designed and hosted by Perpetual Page-Turner! It was super fun last year and allows me to recall the books I read in a more meaningful way, so I’m doing it again. The survey is open to everyone, and there’s a linky in her post. (The graphics also come from that post.) Links…… Continue reading 2015 Book Survey

Queer · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Doctor Who Review: The Husbands of River Song

This was an Eleven-style episode, all “zany antics.” I’d kind of hoped River Song would be different, in a Twelve-style episode. Still, it was nice to have a bit of levity for the Christmas special, particularly after the sadness of the three-part season finale. I don’t have much else to say about the plot etc.,…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: The Husbands of River Song

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Comics · Picture Books · Romance · Sci-Fi

Christmas Books Y’all Recommended Last Year (with bonuses!)

After last year’s post on Christmas books, y’all left some wonderful recommendations and I read some fun Christmas book reviews on other blogs. This year I’ve read all the books recommended last year, so I thought it’d be fun to do a follow-up! Adult fiction, picture books, graphic novels and short stories all included. The…… Continue reading Christmas Books Y’all Recommended Last Year (with bonuses!)

Comics · Queer · Romance · TV & Movies

Fake: From Manga to Anime (#queerpop)

Back in April, my letter F in the A to Z of LGBT+ Comics was Fake, a yaoi mystery/action romance manga from the 90s, written by Sanami Matoh. It’s my favorite manga by far, and also just a great comic book, a fusion of romance and crime story. There was an anime adaptation in 1997, and I’ve…… Continue reading Fake: From Manga to Anime (#queerpop)

Comics · Queer · Romance

A to Z: Sunstone

Today’s the day I review a romance comic! It is an explicit romance comic, so please remove your children and small animals from this post. And thanks to Outright Geekery for featuring it couple months ago, or I never would’ve heard of it! Stjepan Sejic is a Croatian comic artist who’s worked on Witchblade and Rat Queens, among other…… Continue reading A to Z: Sunstone

Comics

Review: Ms. Marvel #13

Big spoilers!! Just as a refresher, last month we had a Valentine’s special in which Kamala’s best friend (and superhero-gear provider) Bruno revealed (to the audience) that he has a crush on Kamala. The current issue was advertised as the one in which Ms. Marvel develops a crush on a newcomer. So, at first I…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #13

History

Novels & Human Rights Part 4: Is Reading Good or Bad? (Richardson’s Intended Effects)

Please note there is now a page to collect and organize these posts! Last week, we talked about how Samuel Richardson explicitly wanted his novel Pamela to be more realistic than its predecessors. Why? We’ve also talked about how Pamela was basically a religious book and erotica at the same time. Why did he decide to write this…… Continue reading Novels & Human Rights Part 4: Is Reading Good or Bad? (Richardson’s Intended Effects)