Category: GLBT

A Librarian Recommends #TheLiteraryOthers

Please welcome Laura Ashlee Graves from That Librarian Lady, who has provided a wonderful list of LGBT YA books that she recommends, as well as a giveaway following the post! Thank you, Ashlee! (I just added a bunch of books to my TBR Pile!)…

Thoughts: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith So, this is the way the world ends.  Not with a bang, but with a …uh… clacking-buzzing sorta sound? Yes, I think T.S. Eliot would be proud of Andrew Smith’s newest wasteland, which is to say, an average, all-American,…

Guest Post: Joel Derfner, Lawfully Wedded Husband

Dear Readers, Today, I am pleased to welcome Joel Derfner, author of Lawfully Wedded Husband and Swish, to the blog! After weeks of trying to figure out what to write my guest post about, I take Roof Beam Reader’s recent post about Arthur Conan Doyle…

Thoughts: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD:  51 When you look at the cover for Two Boys Kissing, you get a pretty good idea of what this book will be about.  Then you read the synopsis on the…

Friday’s Featured Beat: William S. Burroughs!

Name: William S. Burroughs Born:   February 5, 1914 (St. Louis, Missouri) Died:   August 2, 1997 (Lawrence, Kansas) Seminal Work:  Naked Lunch (1959) Relationship to The Beat Generation: William S. Burroughs is often called the founder of The Beat Generation and the godfather of…

Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

Winger by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 36 Ryan Dean West is Winger, so nicknamed for the position he plays on the high school Rugby team.  He is fourteen years old and, being intellectually gifted, is already heading into his…

The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)

Welcome to the sign-up post for: The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! Summertime is coming, and what better time than Summer to immerse ourselves in the works of the most rebellious, daring, and “hot” generation of American writers?? For this event, the goal…

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