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Category Archives: LGBTQIA
#sorrynotsorry! I can’t refrain from posting one more mer-story this month, because it’s so good. At least it’s not selkies this time! ^_^; Rivers Solomon, et al. The Deep. New York: Saga Press, 2019. Rating: 5 out of 5 combs … Continue reading
Ahoy, Bookwyrms! I’ve decided to start the new decade with a four-part series looking back at one of my favorite literary/folkloric subjects of all time: SELKIES!!! The first three posts will be reviews — two new reads and a nostalgic favorite, … Continue reading
Alakazam, Postcardians! #notsorry, but I did suggest in my previous post (now private) that “Goodbye for Now” might turn into “Merely a Hiatus,” and/or that I might take a break from Other Big Projects to sneak in a post or … Continue reading
At our final stop on this frightful journey through Faerie Land, the bloody-footed mermaid at the door gives us three collections of terrifying tales rated Teen-and-up. These are tales of blood-thirsty gods, angels of death, and demonic Cinderellas. Tales of … Continue reading
Kheryn Callender. Hurricane Child. New York: Scholastic, 2018. Rating: 3.75 out of 5 running girls who burst into a cloud of moths. As summer dies down, I’m going to give you a preview of Halloween Month, with a book about a … Continue reading
First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who gave me their uplifting book recommendations in response to my last post. I am definitely going to check some of those out this Fall and Winter. I’m especially looking forward to re-reading … Continue reading