I could start things off on a positive note, I suppose: I finished school. I now have a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington. After a year and a half of cramming assignments after work, I am finally free. Now for the rest of the month: NOT GREAT. The previous month's news became… Continue reading June Wrap-Up: I hate it here
It took me a dozen "Which Taylor Swift Era Fits You" quizzes for me to realize how invested I am in the many fashions of Taylor Swift. Regarding the albums, I like evermore the most and Speak Now the least. My feelings differ concerning the eras' fashions. Let's talk clothes. THE WORST: Taylor Swift Taylor's… Continue reading Ranking Taylor Swift Eras by Aesthetic
Pride Month is over. In truth, it didn't really feel like Pride Month. It felt more like Wrath Month. Ah, well. I saw an old friend, met up with my writing group for the first time in over a year, and visited my brother. Oh, and I joined a book club and completed a mini… Continue reading June Wrap-Up
It's the 17th day of Pride and I haven't published any Pride-themed content yet. As penance, here is a list of some of my favorite queer books. (I should mention that Sahi @ My World of Books did an excellent Pride recs post that made me want to write one of my own. Her post… Continue reading Pride Month Book Recs
June was...a month. It's normally my favorite month, what with all the Pride celebrations. This month felt different. Washington state is slowly opening back up. Despite an ordinance from Governor Inslee, some citizens refuse to wear masks. Black Lives Matter protests are ongoing around the country. Seattle protestors took over a six-block area on Capitol… Continue reading June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?
Happy Pride Sunday! Friday the 26th marked the 5th anniversary of the Obergefell vs. Hodges decision that made marriage equality a reality in the US. This anniversary is a bright spot in a difficult time. Another bright spot: I found my new favorite book tag. Elli @ AceReader tagged me in it, for which I… Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag
Perhaps you've seen the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerList or #BlackPublishingPower on Twitter and Instagram. If not, here's a quick summary. Simple enough, yeah? If you need recommendations for books to buy, you've come to the right place. Here are a few books I'm excited about. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Here are some Black-owned bookstores you can order from:… Continue reading Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList
Hi all. Happy Pride. I'd planned to start a Pride book series today. Now, however, is not the right time. I'll be saving those posts for July. Stay safe, everyone.
Do me a favor and DON'T READ THIS. I wrote a series of letters to some of the books I read last month and someone LEAKED them! I'm so embarrassed. Uh, I mean...who says I even wrote these letters? Why are you looking at the signatures? I TOLD YOU NOT TO READ THEM! Fine. Go… Continue reading To All the Books I Read in June
I brought back the Musical Shuffle Book Tag...again! I tried to go TOO high-concept at first - 50 songs for 50 years of Pride! - but I scrapped that idea pretty quick. For this round, I paired songs from my 2019 Pride Playlist (available here) with queer books. Most of these are YA and I… Continue reading PRIDE MONTH Musical Shuffle Book Tag