Review of The Bride Test

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. Berkeley. 2019. Read by Emily Woo Zeller. Content Warning for review: Review discusses ableism and internalized ableism within the structure and content of the story, at length. Review discusses sexual and romantic coercion and manipulation at length, and references the general pressure towards compliance that many autistic folks are … Continue reading Review of The Bride Test

#RomBkLove: Geek Romances

This post is part of #RomBkLove, a month-long Twitter event where folks share their recs for romances that fit particular themes. For the purposes of this post, geek romance is a romance that centers characters who are enthusiasts of something, be it a special interest, a hobby, a subject, a fandom. "geeks are fans of their subjects, … Continue reading #RomBkLove: Geek Romances

Recs for Autistic Representation in Books and Stories

So April is Autism Pride Month, and I thought I would recommend some books and stories that have autistic characters or discuss autism. I am trying something new with this list: I am including books that I personally recommend, but I am also including books on my TBR that have been reviewed positively or recommended … Continue reading Recs for Autistic Representation in Books and Stories

2019 Autistic Pride Readathon TBR

Becca from BeccasBookRealm is hosting an Autistic Pride Month readathon this April (#AutisticPrideReadathon) and this is my TBR! I like to have options for reading challenges, so I'm including four for each category. I am marking the books/stories with #ActuallyAutistic authors with two asterisks**. These books lean to romance, YA and SFF as my reading does (esp romance). I … Continue reading 2019 Autistic Pride Readathon TBR

Interview with Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake

I adored Whip, Stir, and Serve, a new novella by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake. This short contemporary meet-cute BDSM romance blew me away. It centers an autistic bisexual demigirl submissive MC with anxiety, and a careful, sweet, dominant man MC who makes cinnamon rolls. It contains an incredibly hot and realistic BDSM scene full of consent. I … Continue reading Interview with Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake