Review of It’s a Whole Spiel

It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories (anthology) edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman. Forward by Mayim Bailik. Knopf Books for Young Readers. 2019. I really enjoyed this collection of YA short stories centering Jewish characters written by Jewish authors! It's a very strong collection, with only a few stories that … Continue reading Review of It’s a Whole Spiel

#PrideLibrary19 Day 6: Green books

I thought I’d do a recommendation list for day 6, which focuses on green covers. All the books on this list are queer; I tried to have a bit of a cross-section, identity-wise. This list definitely shows my bias towards contemporary queer fiction, esp romance, but also includes historical romance, speculative fiction, YA fiction, litfic, … Continue reading #PrideLibrary19 Day 6: Green books

Guest Post: Bookish Chanukah Gift Recs from Shira Glassman

Guest post by Shira Glassman Hi, everyone! Corey thought it might be fun if I made a small guide to the paperback books you might buy your friends for Chanukah, which incidentally is earlyish this year -- the first candle is lit during the first weekend in December. If there are trigger warnings for the … Continue reading Guest Post: Bookish Chanukah Gift Recs from Shira Glassman

Character Interview with Cinnamon Blade from Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor

I loved Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman, a f/f erotic romance starring a bi Jewish superheroine! (Yes, I am biased: I beta read this book.) Cinnamon Blade is such a lovely companion to my most favorite f/f romance ever, Knit One, Girl Two. In fact, it takes the fandom shared by the … Continue reading Character Interview with Cinnamon Blade from Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor