Tag Archives: LGBT+

The Mini Apocalypses in My Life: How I’m watching doors close around me with no way to open them back up … yet

CW: mentions of suicidal ideation, fatphobia, transphobia, JK Rowling, depression, anxiety My life has been full of endings lately. And the unsettling part is that these endings haven’t been followed by new beginnings. I’m stuck in place while things I … Continue reading

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May 2020: How I Am Dealing with the Sad Chaos of the World with Books… and Punk Rock Mermaids

What I Got: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow The First … Continue reading

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March 2020: How I’m reading and reconnecting with myself during this weird time

What I got: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler What I read: City of Night by John Rechy The Mariposa Club by Rigoberto González The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth An Orchestra of Minorities (audiobook) … Continue reading

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Stories are the Cure: How I’m embracing and facing my anger

There is a sticker on the lefthand corner of my laptop, below the keyboard I am typing this on, that says, “You got this.” It is slowly peeling away, curling up, to leave only the white background the words had … Continue reading

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November 2019: How I Read Two New Favorite Books and They Were Both Memoirs About Identity

What I Read: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz Gonzales The Body by Stephen King Sorted: Growing Up, Coming … Continue reading

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August 2019: How I Got a Concussion and Lin-Manuel Miranda Narrated a Book to Me

What I Read: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimatum by Brian Michael Bendis Sheets by Brenna Thummler Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savannah Ganucheau Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (re-read; audiobook) by Becky Albertalli Aristotle and Dante Discover … Continue reading

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June 2019: How This Month of Reading and Connecting Reinvigorated My Mind

What I Read: Dreadnought by April Daniels The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag Real Queer America by Samantha Allen We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia The Love Songs of Sappho translated by Paul Roche Let’s … Continue reading

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May 2019: How I Read Too Much Because of Boredom, Anxiety, and Unemployment

What I Read: The rest of Do What You Want edited by Ruby Tandoh Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol The Bad Beginning (re-read) by Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room (re-read) by Lemony Snicket … Continue reading

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March 2019: How I Made it Through a Rollercoaster of Reading and Buying and Sickness

What I Read: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo Part of Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer edited by Antonino D’Ambrosio This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy … Continue reading

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January 2019: How I’m Changing the Way I Approach Reading

What I Read: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green A Study in Scarlet (re-read) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Story of Green Day by Doug Small Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson Part of The Courtier by Baldesar Castiglione … Continue reading

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