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Reposting an old (and long) review today; I had a lot of feelings. Continued in the comments. The second installment of Kritzer's Dead Rivers Trilogy shared many of its predecessor's enjoyable features -- thrilling adventures, narrow escapes, calculated risk-taking, swashbuckling battles -- while expanding on the fantasy elements of shamanism and sorcery. Kritzer continues to centre femaleness in her worldbuilding; while Freedom's Gate introduced us to the homosocial sisterhoods of the desert bandit tribes, Freedom's Apprentice explores the competing factions of all-female sorceresses struggling to maintain a monopoly on the region's magical and material resources by enslaving spirit djinni as well as racial minorities. Kritzer's writing seems to take the innate femininity of magic itself for granted, which I find interesting mostly for the matter-of-fact style in which it is executed. While Gate explored issues of loyalty, allegiance, and belonging as they relate to the overarching theme of freedom, Apprentice sees its characters grappling with power, duty, and penance. While certain elements of this sequel were so thoroughly enjoyable that I wished I could wrap them in a bow and gift them to my younger self (such as the synasthetic art of constructing beaded spellchains and telepathic communication via a spiritual dreamland), Apprentice did not quite live up to the pleasure I took in Lauria's adventures with the bandits in Gate. Throughout the book, I was frustrated by the bond between Lauria and her "blood-sister" Tamar, and then was further frustrated by my own frustration. Half of me cheers the platonic female friendship at the heart of this trilogy, a friendship that is passionate, at times strained, but always enduring. The other half craves overt queerness from this series that is so straightforward in its celebration of women and of lesbian relationships -- in its background characters. The reader in me who is over and done with non-canon, queerbaiting innuendo wants to see Lauria and Tamar's love canonized by the author and testified by the characters themselves.
F/F readathon game board! 14th to 28th December! Let's do THIS! Reposted from @juliaemberya Follow [ @]wlwreadathon on Twitter for more info! #SapphicAThon #WeNeedDiverseBooks #LesFic #lesbianfiction #lesbianbooks #girlswholikegirls #lesbianreads #queerreads #queerbooks #LGBT
Current read. I think I know what happens. #gay #lgbt #queerbooks #queerreads #lbgtbooks #teen #teenreads #igbooks #books
Happy Saturday y'all! πŸ™Œ Before everyone else starts to show off their favorite books of #2017, I wanted to show you guys my three favorite #queerYA books of the year, that also became new all-time favorites! They all made me laugh, broke my heart (especially HIAYLM, but I guess Adam just loves to eat the crushed hearts of his readers as breakfast cereals?) & really affected me as a person (and aspiring writer), in ways I can't even describe. But the best thing is, they're not only queer rep. They also represent people with/from different body types, social backgrounds, ethnicities, skin colors, denominations and mental health issues. And IMHO they are a great starting point for people who want to read more diversely. 🌈 🌈 🌈 🌈 Also a huge thx again to my amazing friend, @ivy.booknerd, for sending me this beautiful soy candle! It smells so so good 😍
πŸ˜‡πŸ’™πŸ˜‡πŸ’™πŸ˜‡ look at the #bookpost beauty that's arrived today. I was super lucky to have a sneak peek at @toomanysophies debut YA and it is fantastic! Angel beings, Edinburgh, secrets, family and love. This is one you won't want to miss πŸŒˆπŸ‘ΌπŸ» #OutOfTheBlue
|| AUSTRALIA SAID YES! Now, lets make it official. πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ . Welcome to the family, two new additions to my queer YA collection. So, I pretty much just read the blurbs of these two books then immediately purchased them! "Noah Can't Even" by Simon James Green sounds just light and fun, and I'm always keen for a cackle. "Things a Bright Girl Can Do" by Sally Nicholls is a historical YA about suffragettes that sounds right up my alley! As a lifetime devotee of Sarah Waters, this sounds like it could be my YA answer to her...here's hoping. πŸ“šπŸƒ . #bookgram #ausyabloggers #queerreads #queerya #lgbtbooks #marriageequality #suffragettes
Thank you universe for allowing me to exist the same time as @skylarkergil and his new wonderful book. Also, big props to the West Covina Library for providing comforting and informative transgender and queer related books. I'm lucky that I found skylars YouTube videos when I did. I was pre- transitioning and oh so confused with myself. Being able to relate to this person through a screen all those years ago saved me in a way that you will never know. He radiates such love and warm heartedness through his music AND his videos; so I can only imagine how great this read is going to be. Now younger transgender youth will have access to such life changing words and something to turn to. Most of all less room for them to feel alone. Thank you for this! ❣️😁 Also check out his page, listen to his fucking wicked music and his YouTube!!! Trust me! #lesshumanmorebeing #beforeihadthewords #transgender #queerreads
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." - Fredrick Douglass . . . . #books #reading #readingissexy #roygbiv #queer #queerreads #rainbow #photography #fredrickdouglass #bookquotes #quote #bibliophile #bibliomania #shelfie photo by @madtayhay circa 2011 in Minneapolis, MN
I was smiling on the train reading the excerpt from Mean by Myriam Gurba (found on Lithub), and then I looked up to find men smiling at me. If they only knew 😈. β€’ This book is available from Coffee House Press. Here’s their description of this nonfiction novel: Gurba grows up queer, Chicana, and takes no prisoners. Her story is a revelation, a delight, and an eye-opener. True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba’s coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, intoxicating, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously. β€’ Adding this to my never-ending list of things to read, but I’m probably moving this up for all the obvious reasons πŸ–€ It’s been a tough week under the patriarchy, reading this warms my heart. ⚑️STAY MEAN, GIRLS/QUEERS/NON-MEN. #coffeehousepress #myriamgurba #mean #lithub #bookexcerpt #supportindiepresses #indiepress #feminism #feministreads #queerreads #chicanaliterature #nonfiction #novemberbookreleases #bookstagram #bookreader #igreads #booklove #readwomen
a little tiny excerpt of a longer piece written for a girl that lived in a world of internalized homophobia and paranoia when I wished she could have been free
I have two thank two very amazing people today. @beckyalbertalli for writing this book and for being such a kind and generous person. Thank you so much. And @herrbooknerd for making this possible in the first place and for being inspiring and outspoken. Keep doing what you’re doing Love, Kai πŸ“š #simonvsthehomosapiensagenda #beckyalbertalli #lovesimon #gayYA #lgbtbooks #queerbooks #queerreads #gaybooks #brosofbookstagram #bibliophile #bookstagram #instabooks #bookstagramfeature #bookswormfeature #bookishtag #bookish #bookaddict #bookporn #booklove #coverlove #coverporn #bookworm #bookdragon #igreads #bΓΌcherwurm #bΓΌchereule #buchstagram #instabuch
So I'm going to try and contain my excitement but HOLY GOODNESS GRACIOUS I LOVE THIS BOOK. I stumbled across a hashtag #ownvoices which led me to discovering this whole world of lgbtqia books that I've never known about. I have never ever read a book with queer characters in it until I picked up dis one right here. If you are looking for a girl power lady loving retelling of Snow White, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS. Even if you're not, you should read it anyway because it's written beautifully. WOW. Just wow. Gimme more. #queerreads #melissabashardoust #girlsmadeofsnowandglass
This is it! Today is the last day you can hand in your postal survey and #voteYES for #marriageequality You have until 6pm! I thought a round-up rainbow was fitting πŸ˜™ β€πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’– I'm leaving for Japan tonight and won't be in Aus when the results are announced. I have mixed feelings about it because I wont be with my friends and family to celebrate if its a Yes. On the other hand, I'm so excited to get away from it all!!! I've been looking forward to leaving since the middle of the year, and tbh I think I deserve a rest! As a result, I won't be posting for the next two weeks, and when I get back posting will go back to sporadic normality πŸ˜‚ β€πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’– I'm thinking of doing something a little bit different with the blog and have already started making a few preliminary moves in that direction - next year holds so many possibilities, I can't contain all my ideas in a single post! . . . #theloveinterest #holdingtheman #imprudence #nowirise #gentlemansguidetoviceandvirtue #youknowmewell #tippingthevelvet #herebelesbians
I adore this photo taken by @queensofchapters in the Netherlands. So colourful and pretty πŸ¦‹ It makes my heart happy to see my little book travel 🌎 // Link in bio
"Why aren't you at prom?" "Because you aren't there." . More gorgeous art of Ben and Nathan from Bell ( @/maleksohl on twitter) I always get so teary eyed when I see how they draw my kids 😭 #iwishyouallthebestbendebacker #enbylovestory #queerreads
This is such a beautiful comic! It's not very long and there isn't a lot of dialogue but it's just so touching and sweet!!!! . TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO GET YOUR SURVEY FORM IN!!! DO IT PEOPLE!! 2 days to #voteYES for #marriageequality . . . . #ilovethispart #tilliewalden #herebelesbians
I picked a few of my favourite covers for this one... a lot of them have something in common πŸ˜… did you see that Stephanie Beatriz dressed as America Chavez for Halloween? I DIED!!! My favorite thing about this series is that everyone is queer now. Thought someone was straight? Boom, now they hella gay. It was a wild ride from start to finish. . 3 days to #voteYES for #marriageequality . . . . #youngavengers #marvelcomics #herebelesbians