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
"So," the interviewer starts, holding his iPhone near my face. "What books have most influenced your writing?" "Yes, tell us," says Adam Grant, my research hero. I haven't figured out yet why he's here. "Which authors acted as mentors in your youth?" "Interesting question, Adam." I grab the iPhone and speak directly into it "Follow-up… Continue reading Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys
Read part 1 here. I have yet more literary disappointments to unearth. Thankfully, queer literature has never let me down. HAHAHAHAHA just kidding. Ash by Malinda Lo I'm using Ash to represent all of Malinda Lo's books. Malinda Lo writes excellent nonfiction; I keep entire anthologies for her essays alone. Her fiction is just so boring. This book appealed… Continue reading Book Betrayals: A List of Past Hurts, pt. 2
For round 6, I picked Porthos from BBC's the Musketeers and Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle Background Porthos is not known for his brains. That said, he excels at improvised weaponry and most forms of combat. His sass knows no bounds and he would gladly die for one of his friends, even Athos. When he's… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 6
Told in alternating perspectives chronicling the past and the present, a set of twins figures out how to love their messed-up family, each other, and themselves.