Category: LGBT

Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey

Magic’s Pawn is the first in a fantasy trilogy written by Mercedes Lackey. I found this one in a random Barnes & Noble search a few months ago, when I was on the hunt for LGBTQ+ fantasy. I don’t read genre fiction all that… Continue Reading “Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey”

The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca is a giant in poetry, especially in the gay canon. He wrote Sonnets of Dark Love & The Tamarit Diván in the final years of his life, and it shows both in the influences and inspirations he channeled and emulated poetically,… Continue Reading “The Tamarit Divan and Sonnets of Dark Love by Federico Lorca”

8 More Rapid Reviews

As promised in 8 Rapid Reviews, Part 1, here are the other eight books I’ve read recently but haven’t had the chance to properly review. I’m not going into much depth on these because, well, I just want to get caught up! But I… Continue Reading “8 More Rapid Reviews”

Thoughts: Felix Ever After

I have said many times that the best kind of book, even those within a genre we often dismissively label “pleasure reading,” is the book that teaches while it entertains. Perhaps not surprisingly, Young Adult novels tend to fall into this category. They make… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Felix Ever After”

Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

About the Book: Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates… Continue Reading “Cleanness by Garth Greenwell”

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