Sunday, May 19, 2019
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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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Steamy, Dreamy and Gay: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

“I often wondered why we couldn’t talk about the present, why the past held all the promise while the future sat before us like stagnant water.” (CW: suicide, light spoilers) Kristen Arnett is one of my favorite people to follow in the internet. Though Mostly Dead Things  (Tin House, 2019) is her debut novel, she’s […]

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Book reviews Debut Fiction Indie publisher LGBTQIA+ Memoir Monthly wrap-up Nonfiction One-sitting reads Poetry Reading challenge

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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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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