Comics · Sci-Fi

Bomb Queen (Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest)

On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Post the badge and visit…… Continue reading Bomb Queen (Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest)

Comics · Queer

Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

A list of all this month’s A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters posts! I’ve got some bonus characters at the bottom who I couldn’t wedge into my 26 posts, too… I’ve included labels for your convenience, but I’ll reiterate that the whole point of this series is these characters are awesome and LGBT+ and here is…… Continue reading Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

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

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)

Nonfiction · Queer

Review of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Jakobsen & Pellegrini

Read for the LGBT Challenge on Niji Feels. My other reading choices won’t be this academic, I promise! What we have here is a case of mistaken marketing. The title, Love the Sin, and the cover (which contains mild, painted nudity and is not shown) give the impression of an in-your-face anti-religious political book. I was…… Continue reading Review of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Jakobsen & Pellegrini

Adult Fiction

Reblog: Pear Trees Are Obscene! Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Originally posted on BOOKING IT:
I’m a sexy beast. Click here for source of photo.  This post contributes to the Banned Books Blog Party hosted by hannah at her blog Things Matter.  Click here for more about her blog and the banned books blog party. ? Pear trees in bloom should be banned.  They are just…

Adult Fiction · History

Banned Books Week: Pamela

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded is a novel from 1740 written by Samuel Richardson, and the subject of my undergrad thesis. I’m studying its cultural impact. Pamela doesn’t stir up much controversy now, it’s not generally assigned to anyone to read, but when it was first published it was a pretty big deal! A debate raged over the appropriate content…… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Pamela

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

History · Nonfiction

Interesting Carictars: The Scandal of C.S. Lewis and Mrs. Moore

I’m prepping the post on All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis, but I thought it was worth delaying it until next week to talk about Mrs. Moore, or “D.” Lewis kept a diary from 1922-1927, largely at the behest of Mrs. Janie Moore/D, with whom he lived at the time, along with her…… Continue reading Interesting Carictars: The Scandal of C.S. Lewis and Mrs. Moore