Warning: spoilers ahead. On to my second trans* book of the year: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. The Book Our MC is Gabe, a high school senior and total music nerd who has just landed his first radio show (at midnight, on local radio). He’s very close to his neighbor, John, an older man with an … More Review: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
So I haven’t blogged in an eternity a while thanks to grad school, but I’ve been all in a stew over this book, so here we are. Warning: spoilers ahead. The Book I read this 335-page novel in one day. In fact, I stayed up late to finish it, and I never do that because … More Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Elizabeth M. Edman is an Episcopal priest and a lesbian. These two aspects of her identity are stitched into her very soul; they are vitally important, essential aspects of who she is as a person and how she moves about in the world. In Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and … More Review: Queer Virtue by Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman
I’m officially finished with my second semester of library school, so to celebrate, my girlfriend and I went for a little vacation at a nearby lakeside town. We stayed at this bed & breakfast called the Allyn Mansion, which was possibly the coolest place I’ve ever spent the night (and I’ve spent the night in … More Bookstagrams & Summertime
There are very few books that I would classify as “weird,” but Miranda July’s The First Bad Man is definitely one of them. My partner, to whom I read this book aloud, was over it by the time we were halfway through; it was too strange for her. I, on the other hand, found it … More Review: The First Bad Man by Miranda July
Scott Stossel is an anxious human. He is quite possibly the most anxious human I’ve ever had the good fortune of “meeting,” if you can call it that. Scott has multiple, extreme phobias: in particular, vomiting, flying, and public speaking. He suffers terrible anxiety-induced digestive problems. He has had too many panic attacks to count. … More Review: My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel
With All American Boys, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely have written a moving, timely story about police brutality toward young Black men in America. I listened to this book as an audiobook, and it was outstanding.