[Reading Challenge] Read #BlackJoy for #PrideMonth

(To skip straight to a booklist of Black Pride and joy, click here.) Y’all knew this was coming, right? I’m not an ally, I’m an accomplice. In the roughest, toughest parts of my non-ambiguously Black nerd femme life, my gay, lesbian, trans, and non-binary fam have always jumped in the trenches with me, helped meContinue reading “[Reading Challenge] Read #BlackJoy for #PrideMonth”

[Reading Challenge] AAPI Writers With A Twist

(Check out the booklist here.) We’re a two weeks deep into AAPI Heritage Month and I’ve already scrapped two other versions of this reading challenge in order to go with this one. I think that non-Asian Americans are slowly familiarizing themselves with some Asian cultures. Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Americans have always been recognized, ifContinue reading “[Reading Challenge] AAPI Writers With A Twist”

[Reading Challenge] Arab-American Heritage Month

Did y’all know that April is Arab-American Heritage Month? I definitely didn’t. Apparently, it was only made official last year, although it’s been celebrated since 2017. One of my favorite things about curating this bookish space on the internet is that I get to learn things and illuminate my blind spots publicly, sharing what IContinue reading “[Reading Challenge] Arab-American Heritage Month”

[READING CHALLENGE] Read All The Women

whew This is extremely late. Things have been busy offline for me lately, but instead of boring you with that, let’s just jump into a reading challenge for what remains of this month. March brings spring, flowers, and a month-long celebration of women’s history for us to read through. There’s a lot I want toContinue reading “[READING CHALLENGE] Read All The Women”

[READING CHALLENGE] February Reading Challenge: Black Love

(Check out the booklist here.) Is it February already? Last month I challenged all you beautiful people to read a memoir by someone really different than you.(Hit the comments with what you read!) This time I’d like to challenge you to read one of my favorite literary things because this month is too perfect notContinue reading “[READING CHALLENGE] February Reading Challenge: Black Love”

[READING CHALLENGE] January Reading Challenge: Memoirs!

So I’ve been asked before why I don’t start a book club. My answer is usually “ugh, I hate book clubs,” which is not entirely true, but also not entirely untrue. But I (obviously) do like talking about books and want to add a lil more community to this diverse reading on the internet life,Continue reading “[READING CHALLENGE] January Reading Challenge: Memoirs!”