New book posts:
Queer book posts so far this pride month –
- Review: Running with Lions by Julian Winters
- LGBT Ebooks on sale!
- Fav Queer Author: Mary Oliver
- F/F Magical Book Recs
- Queer TBR of June
- Chronically Ill in University: Crohn’s Disease Awareness
- Short reviews: Death, princesses, assassins (Scythe, the Selection and Deadly Class comics)
- Review: Anti-heroine & Action in the Cas Russell Series by S. L. Huang
- Review: Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
Other books I’ve been reading:
- “Zero Sum Game”, “Null Set” and “Critical Point” all three books (yet) of the Cas Russel series by S. L. Huang
- City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault (fantasy, all queer cast of characters)
- Almost Home by Madisen Kuhn (poetry)
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- Wilder Girls by Rory Power (queer girls, f/f relationship, horror)
- The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase #1) by Rick Riordan (fantasy, mythology)
Added to TBR:
- Most of the new books I want to read is from this post from @coolcurrybooks on tumblr on anti-heroines in sci-fi and fantasy books! It’s also what made me pick up Zero Sum Game!
- Shattered minds by Laura Lam (sci-fi, thriller, anti-heroine)
- A ruin of shadows by L. D. Lewis /fantasy, anti-heroine, short!)
- Ship of smoke and steel by Django Wexler (fantasy, anti-heroine, bi mc)
- The library of the unwritten by A. J. Hackwith (fantasy, pan mc, about books, anti-heroine)
- Of sorrow and such by Angela Slatter (fantasy, witch, anti-heroine)
- God’s war by Kameron Hurley (sci-fi/fantasy)
- Highfire by Eoin Colfer (fantasy, dragons): because I’ve never read any of Colfer’s adult work, just Artemis Fowl which I grew up with loving
- Mask of shadows by Linsey Miller (fantasy, revenge-story, anti-hero/heroine bc genderfluid mc)
Three things on my mind:
- I tried to participate in Pride Library 2020 and knew from the start it would porbably be more difficult to keep up throughout this month, but I got a couple posts out. I hope to continue to read more queer books throughout the summer and spread out more posts inspired by the good prompts that way.
- Ten days I spent living out my cottagecore dreams, visiting my boyfriend and his parents, who have a very small farm. It was a blast; baking, making food from scratch with ingredients from their garden, seeing how they have this whole beer brewing system going on, their focus on being as ecofriendly as possible, bonfires so many days in a row, taking long walks with their husky dog, not to mention the happiness at seeing my bf after three months apart or something bc of covid-19. I never truly got to say goodbye to him because I had to instantly isolate as someone at high risk and then leave town as quickly as possible, and it truly bothered me more than I realized. Otherwise I’m also dealing with chronic illness symptoms and generally being tired to the bone, even if I was fortunate enough to get a break from it most of my time there.
- Along that route, I’m already starting to plan out how to be most visibly bisexual as new physics students arrive for the fall semester, and I would love some input if you’ve got suggestions! There’s many reason why this is important to me; diversity and physics isn’t the most common combination yet and I want to participate the ways I can. But also I think many students, especially the nerdier ones like me, arrive at college/university with the wish of being the most themselves they can and I want to support and encourage that. I have an incredibly supportive bf (or I wouldn’t have dated him), but it makes it even more difficult to be out without making an effort. It also meant so much to me to see the older student welcoming us with rainbow socks, and I want to pay it forward. And look what I found that could be a great first step, made by ProudScience on etsy!!