Category Archives: LGBTQIA

Symptoms Of Being Human

Jeff Garvin. Symptoms Of Being Human. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2016. Rating:  4.75 out of 5 lightsaber-blue eyes If only this book had come out earlier, or if I’d waited a bit longer, I could’ve added it to my … Continue reading

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Two recent books with transgender characters

Alex Gino.  George.  New York: Scholastic, 2015. Rating:  5 out of 5 secret collections of girls’ magazines This is a fantastic book.  George knows she’s really a girl, even though everyone else sees a boy, and she really wants to … Continue reading

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2015 Favorites

It’s time once again for the year-end review!  Since I’ve been reading a lot of short stories this year, I’ve given them their own section. Favorite Books –  Click each cover to see my review.                       Select Favorite … Continue reading

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Triple Creature Feature

       Two of these story collections were recommended by Eric Smith of BookRiot as creepy collections perfect for Halloween. To me, though, Halloween is about more than just the fear factor. Like Bruce Coville,* I associate Halloween with magic. With … Continue reading

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Selkies, shape-shifters, and maybe mermaids.

Betsy Cornwell.  Tides.  Boston: Clarion, 2013. Noah and Lo Gallagher are spending the summer with their grandmother, Dolores, on the Isles of Shoals.  Noah is there for a marine biology internship, while Lo hopes to spend the time drawing and … Continue reading

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Month of Shorts

May was Short Story Month, so over the past few weeks, in addition to sampling a few anthologies, I decided to tackle all of Seanan McGuire’s Toby stories/novellas.  Some highlights: “Through This House” — in between Late Eclipses and One Salt Sea, Toby enters the … Continue reading

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A character study of the human fangirl

Edit 07/08/15:  A longer version of this review can now be found over at Sappho’s Torque. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Ah, the fascinating world of fandom.  I first discovered Fanfiction.net in early high school, … Continue reading

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2014 Favorites

Edit 02/07/15:  Ack! I missed a few.  See the amended “More Books” section, below. Let’s take a quick look back at 2014… My favorite books reviewed here @ Postcards: (click on each cover for the review)       Favorite books reviewed … Continue reading

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Annie on My Mind

This is one of those books I’d heard about for years.  I knew it was a groundbreaking work, but I never really thought about checking it out until last month.  I was looking for a different book in the YA … Continue reading

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Dear Authors: Not every YA heroine needs a boyfriend

Cross-posted from Insatiable Booksluts. ________________ I like a good literary romance well enough.  Aw, who am I kidding, I’m the shippiest shipper in all of shipdom.*  I was on Team Ron/Hermione right from Sorcerer’s Stone (I swear I started this post before … Continue reading

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