#PrideLibrary19 Day 4: Orange Books

I thought I’d do a recommendation list for day 4, which focuses on orange 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 speculative fiction, essays, YA romance, litfic, aromantic … Continue reading #PrideLibrary19 Day 4: Orange Books

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#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

Fave Valentine’s Day Themed Romances 2019

This post lists my favorite Valentine's Day-themed romances I read since last Valentine's Day's list. I tried 30 romances to get to this list! These recs definitely show my bias towards contemporary romance, but there are romsusp and paranormal romances included as well. I link to reviews where I have written them; and also where … Continue reading Fave Valentine’s Day Themed Romances 2019

Cultural Etiquette: “Lesbian classic” anti-oppression booklet returns to print

Guest post by Stephani Maari Booker In the early-to mid-1990s, I lived in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was a regular patron of the (now-defunct) lesbian-owned women’s bookstore there. One of the many great works that I discovered and bought from that bookstore was Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned. This booklet, originally published in … Continue reading Cultural Etiquette: “Lesbian classic” anti-oppression booklet returns to print

Guest Post: Sci-fi stories show clones as “house slaves” of the future

Guest post by Stephani Maari Booker “I once saw two beautiful children playing together. One was a fair white child; the other was her slave, and also her sister… I foresaw the inevitable blight that would fall on the little slave’s heart. I knew how soon her laughter would be changed to sighs.” In her … Continue reading Guest Post: Sci-fi stories show clones as “house slaves” of the future