Ring Shout

TL/DR READ THIS NOW. READ IT NOW. WHY AREN’T YOU READING THIS BOOK YET? STOP READING THIS POST AND GO GET THE BOOK!  It definitely felt like Ring Shout was all over the little corner of the bookernet that I hang out in, and certainly for good reason! My (……signed (heart eyes)) copy of Ring…… Continue reading Ring Shout

The Thirty Names of Night

TL/DR Don’t be an ass. Beautifully written, lyrical prose, lots of bird symbolism. The style isn’t normally in my wheelhouse, but I’m very glad I read this book. It will stick with me for a long time. The Thirty Names of Night (by Zeyn Joukhadar) was the December Fantastic Strangelings Book Club selection.  (Side note…… Continue reading The Thirty Names of Night

Happy New Year, and a review(ish) of Plain Bad Heroines

TL/DR: New year, same shit show.  First book of the year: Plain Bad Heroines Very very fun read with many excellent queer women characters, but the ending comes out of left field (which I never like) and didn’t give a very satisfactory explanation for…..much of anything. BUT I would still 100% recommend this to anyone…… Continue reading Happy New Year, and a review(ish) of Plain Bad Heroines

Buckle in for the ride!

Soooooo, NYT bestselling author of You Never Forget You First (a biography of George Washington), Alexis Coe, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post. A few concerned readers, myself included, took issue with how it was written. The point of her article was that all problematic and offensive statues in this country should come down…… Continue reading Buckle in for the ride!

What I’m Reading Wednesday, and a Truly Half-Assed June Wrap-Up

Aromas brought to you by Candlefish. I feel obligated to share that I initially spelled Wednesday wrong in the heading. I stared at it for longer than I care to admit trying to figure out what the problem was. WHY ARE YOU THERE RED SQUIGGLY LINE? Stupid letter N. Are we sure it isn’t Monday?…… Continue reading What I’m Reading Wednesday, and a Truly Half-Assed June Wrap-Up

Mid-May Check-in? Words and phrases about The Book of V. and Untamed (again)

So here we are, on this 20th evening of the month of May (I can’t decide if time is flying or crawling), and I have to admit that my book progress so far is pretty pathetic. To give myself SOME credit, I did have a chunk of April to finish before I could launch into…… Continue reading Mid-May Check-in? Words and phrases about The Book of V. and Untamed (again)

The May Pile, Things I Like, and the World is Awful

I’m wrapping up April today, I swear! I have a little bit of Wow, No Thank You to finish before Nowhere Bookshop Presents Samantha Irby (in conversation with Jenny Lawson) via Zoom tonight. CAN👏. NOT👏. WAIT👏. I have enjoyed this book tremendously, and I think I have made my feelings about Jenny Lawson crystal clear.…… Continue reading The May Pile, Things I Like, and the World is Awful