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April Reading Wrap-Up and Really Good Rec’s

April ended two weeks ago (?!), but like all of us out here in this world, I’m somehow busier than I expect so I’m a little behind on, well, everything. But I did read a lot last month, so I’m here with a wrap-up for you! April is National Poetry Month, and I read a […]

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Memoir March and Other Love Stories

March went by so fast, how did that happen?! I had a great month. I had some articles published; I went to AWP and saw Kristin Stewart *and* got a selfie with Melissa Febos (bless her gracious heart for dealing with my fangirling), both of which made my gay life; I heard T Kira Madden […]

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2019 Reading Intentions and Building Challenge TBRs

Happy 2019 everyone! I’ve never been much for New Years resolutions because who knows where the year will take me? I will probably need to adapt/modify my goals to some circumstance I don’t foresee, and anyway time is a construct and a calendar change means nothing and all that. But this year, I do want […]

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A Little Story of Fate, and Why You Should Read ‘Don’t Call Us Dead’ by Danez Smith

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Graywolf Press, 2017 I picked up Don’t Call Us Dead because of my ongoing goal to read a lot of queer voices across genres. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not just reading decisions; life decisions. First, a story. I’ll be the first to admit I can […]

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‘We All Need to Eat’ by Alex Leslie

We All Need to Eat by Alex Leslie Book*hug, 2018 (spoiler free) Poetic and timely, the sophomore short story collection We All Need to Eat by Lambda Literary award winning Vancouver writer Alex Leslie explores identity, family, body and love. Soma, a young queer Jewish woman in Vancouver, B.C., is struggling. In these non-chronological stories that chart […]

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