New Year, New Queer Book Club

The question was simple, and my answer was immediate: Do you want to see King Princess in concert? Within seconds, I responded with Yes. My reply probably included a thousand unnecessary exclamation marks, because I can't seem to send a single text or message or email without including at least one (!) to indicate how excitable…
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An Ode to Ronan Lynch, Fantasy’s Most Unusual and (Perfectly Written) Hero

Sitting on my bookshelf at home, stacked haphazardly in no particular order with absolutely zero organization, are all four hardback copies of Maggie Stiefvater’s series, The Raven Cycle. My copies of those books are bursting with little slivers of sticky notes, color-coded specifically so that all it takes is one look at the color of…
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She Giveth, and Then She Giveth Some More: Rainbow Rowell and her Wayward Son(s)

All it takes is a two-minute conversation, or a quick peek at my Staff Picks, to know that I am approximately 1000% madly in love with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. It is one of my all-time favorite books, one of those that after I've finished reading, I usually turn around and read again, just…
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On the Importance of Seeing Yourself in Fiction: A Coming-Out Story

Whether you are an avid reader, a casual reader, or someone who mainly only reads books because you watched the movie first, you might have been asked this question: What book character do you relate to the most? I've been asked that question time and time again, and my answer is always awkward, uncertain. As someone…
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