Books

10 Day Book Blog Post Challenge #2: Discuss a character

I'll be real: I did not think this post through. It's exciting! I'm improvising! And I'm surrounded by books! Surely a character will come to me! ...soon! Oh. Oh no. A character just came to mind and, um... Well... Let's just get into it. Jasper Renn from The Steampunk Chronicles Every time I think I've forgotten… Continue reading 10 Day Book Blog Post Challenge #2: Discuss a character

Theater

Converted by same-sex “Oklahoma”

A good adaptation can change your mind about a play. To put a twist on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival retooled "Oklahoma" as a queer romance featuring multiple gay, transgender, and gender-nonconforming characters. I won't be able to watch straight "Oklahoma" ever again. The same-sex interpretation makes a lot of… Continue reading Converted by same-sex “Oklahoma”

Books

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee: Why I Only Lasted 9 Pages

I hate historical fiction, but I'll read historical books that try their damnedest to be interesting. If a book adds a serial killer, say, or some girl power, I'll come sniffing around. Under a Painted Sky caught my interest. Two women of color become unlikely allies and go on the lam together? Disguised as boys? And… Continue reading Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee: Why I Only Lasted 9 Pages