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

Review of Criminal Intentions: Junk Shop Blues

Criminal Intentions: Junk Shop Blues by Cole McCade. 2018. Content Warnings for review: Discussion of trauma and sex.  This is episode 2 in a contemporary police procedural slow burn m/m romance between homicide detectives on the Baltimore PD. It's incredibly queer and complex and I have been excited about it since I first heard the … Continue reading Review of Criminal Intentions: Junk Shop Blues