Reading Round-up: April 2021

April showers bring May flowers, and this month's Round-up has no theme to speak of! We've got horror. We've got regency romance. We've got cli-fi. We've got epic fantasy that was not, in my opinion, YA. I was kind of all over the place, so enjoy! Devolution by Max Brooks If you liked World War... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: March 2021

Some of my favorite reads of the year so far, strongly leaning to romance, fantasy, and urban fantasy. A Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec A long post about this book is coming next week, and I also mentioned it in my feminist re-imaginings roundup last week. Obviously I really, really liked this book. It's probably... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Today we have another special book review post. The book is Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace, and it's coming out on May 4, 2021 from Simon & Schuster. Aro/Ace, Science Fiction, Dystopia I read Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace back in 2020, in November, while I had Covid. It's a story about a gamer named Mallory set... Continue Reading →

Erased: a delightful thriller

I've become a lot more selective about what anime I can commit to as I've gotten older. A lot of times I will watch one or two episodes of something that really seems like a good concept and just can't get into it. And at first, I thought Erased was going to be one of... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: February 2021

December and January were kind of a lot, so I ended up forgetting to add a few lovely stories to my January list. You'll see them here. Of course, I also read some great stuff in early February, some of which even came out in February (gasp!). Books are such a comfort. Depart, Depart by... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: November edition

Happy Thanksgiving. If you, like me, have a virtual Thanksgiving this year then I wish you the best of luck with your wifi connection. In the meantime, here are the books I've been reading in order to get through my Covid-generated quarantine and general sense of weirdness this month. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady... Continue Reading →

Docile: Social critique and erotica

A while ago I read Docile by K.M. Szpara, sort of out of curiosity. The book was marketed as a queer 50 Shades of Grey, and having never read 50 Shades (largely because of reviews which cited harmful gender and class dynamics that were poorly explored) but having recently wandered into reading a ton of... Continue Reading →

Resisting the neat ending

Recently I've been thinking a lot about endings for stories. Sticking the landing for an ending to a book or short story is often a very difficult aspect of writing. There's a tendency in writing to try to wrap things up in a neat bow, brought on no doubt by plenty of Hollywood and Disney... Continue Reading →

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