Books by Trans Folks; A Quickie Booklist for Trans Awareness Week 2020

Today, November 20th, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s a day to memorialize the individuals who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence — a shockingly normal occurrence. There’s not much I can say about the stats that would be adequate, but I will say this: take a moment and show some love toContinue reading “Books by Trans Folks; A Quickie Booklist for Trans Awareness Week 2020”

Black In Asia, A Spill Stories Anthology

(Check out this anthology HERE.) So this is a little different than the usual fare around here–if only because I’m in the book in the photo above. Yes, that’s me staring at you from the photo above, and the book I’m holding has a little story to it that I’d like to elaborate on here.Continue reading “Black In Asia, A Spill Stories Anthology”

Como Una Gota En El Mar: My Woefully Inadequate Latinx Heritage Month Reading Re-cap

patiently awaits someone to come along and correct my horrid Spanish… In the US, February is Black History Month, May is Asian-Pacific Islander-American Heritage Month, November is Native American Heritage Month and…September 15th – October 15th is Hispanic History Month, also known as Latinx History Month. If you’re wondering about the comparatively awkward timing(why straddleContinue reading “Como Una Gota En El Mar: My Woefully Inadequate Latinx Heritage Month Reading Re-cap”

Last Week In Books, September 7th – 14th:

Welcome to this week’s diverse book news recap! Let’s just get started, shall we? It’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in the USA starting tomorrow. While the month has its share of controversies(both internal and external), I personally am looking forward to my all Latinx, all the time reading list for the rest of the month. [PenguinContinue reading “Last Week In Books, September 7th – 14th:”

Girl, Where You Been?; A Quick Apology

Things I intended to do over the last four and a half weeks: Review Gideon The Ninth, See No Stranger, Pussy Prayers and a bevy of self-published children’s books featuring little Black and Brown children being great. Do a big long overthink discussing the recent surge of creativity in African science fiction, Africanfuturism and Afrodystopia,Continue reading “Girl, Where You Been?; A Quick Apology”

Last Week in Books, August 17th – 24th: Lovecraft Is Fine and The Apocalypse Already Happened

Let’s start with the biggest news and work our way across: HBO’s Lovecraft Country, based on the book by Matt Ruff, premiered last week to rave reviews. Classic horror fiction fans are pinning a lot of hopes on its potential to both highlight Lovecraft’s creations and redeem his racist legacy. Also, in case you missedContinue reading “Last Week in Books, August 17th – 24th: Lovecraft Is Fine and The Apocalypse Already Happened”

FAQ: Why I Link to Bookshop Instead of Amazon

One of the questions I’m often asked in my Facebook page inbox is “why do you always share Bookshop links, and not Amazon?” I figure now is as good a time as any to answer that question. Let me start by saying I’m not on the self-righteous cancel train at ALL when it comes toContinue reading “FAQ: Why I Link to Bookshop Instead of Amazon”

Last Week In Books, August 10th – August 17th: A Literary Ladies Night

This one’s a quickie, fellow readers. Most of the news this week involves literary women doing big things, and they can all speak for themselves. So click, click, click away! British writers are pleading with OfQual to keep poetry in the GCSEs.[The Guardian] The dirty rap song W.A.P. by Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi BContinue reading “Last Week In Books, August 10th – August 17th: A Literary Ladies Night”

WAP: Seven Books About Black Women, Pleasure and Sexuality

(The following blog post is for grown folks and the generally mature. Words that could be considered sexual and vulgar as well as NSFW links will be included without warning.) The internet is such a weird place. One minute you’re surfing along, watching Chinese uncles criticize gloopy rice and the next you’re tumbling down aContinue reading “WAP: Seven Books About Black Women, Pleasure and Sexuality”

Last Week In Books, July 27th – August 2nd: Wait, what? August? Already? How?

Whew,fellow readers. The more I blog the more I realize just how much is going on in the world of publishing and good books. The world of reading is busy, and while sometimes I have to dive a little deep to find info about diverse books, it’s out there for the finding. If you don’tContinue reading “Last Week In Books, July 27th – August 2nd: Wait, what? August? Already? How?”