Book Thoughts: When We Collided

For the first time in a while, I’m experiencing a pretty severe book hangover. I spent a good chunk of yesterday (National Read a Book Day!) blasting through Emery Lord’s When We Collided, entranced by the writing, the characters, and the pacing of the story. Then, when it was over, I found myself in the kind…

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Book Thoughts: The Paper Magician Trilogy

One of the best things I’ve ever done is sign up for GoodReads Deals. Whenever an ebook of something I’ve put on my to-read list goes on sale, GoodReads will email me and let me know. It’s probably a little dangerous, given how many books I own (in physical and electronic form) that I haven’t read,…

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Book Thoughts: How to Be Alive

At the beginning of the month, after responding favorably to an email asking whether I’d like an advanced copy of Colin Beavan’s new book, I received a paperback of How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World. Prior to receiving the aforementioned email, I had never heard of Beavan…

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In 2015…

Before we even jump into this post, I have to point something out. Since I started this blog in August 2012, I’ve tried hard to post consistently but never really managed it… until this year. In 2015, despite not posting nearly as often as I wanted, I still managed to make at least one post…

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Comics you should be reading: ODY-C

Last year, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward launched a book that blew my mind from its first issue, four-page timeline fold-out. That book is ODY-C, and it’s a genderbroke Odyssey that plays with all kinds of norms and tropes to create a full-color explosion of badassery on every page. This book is so good that I’ve been…

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Book Thoughts: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, as well as discussion of homophobic violence. Please proceed with caution!] It seems like everyone I know has either read or wants to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The book is a queer…

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Book Thoughts: Gone Girl

This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. [Initial review on GoodReads.] I’m not good at keeping up on what’s cool in the literary world. I don’t pay much attention to the New York Times Best Sellers List and I delete the recommendation emails that Amazon sends me. I typically do pay attention to my GoodReads…

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