Books

Black Female Speculative Fiction Authors I Adore

On this blog I have talked a lot about how important I think it is to read books by women and people of color, especially if you are not a woman or a person of color. Yay for reading books that aren't meant for you! I have put a lot of effort into trying to… Continue reading Black Female Speculative Fiction Authors I Adore

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

This little book came to me almost entirely by accident. I found it in a used book store, which I was only perusing because a friend of mine was late for our dinner plans. By all rights I should never have come across this little beauty, but when I saw this gorgeously designed cover peering… Continue reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Books, Writing

What the Hell is Magical Realism

If you've been around this blog for a while, you probably already know that I take great issue with the way genre is treated in the academic world. Specifically, the way that scifi and fantasy and other "genre fiction" get relegated to the "popular" and therefore unworthy of study category, while "literature" is lauded as… Continue reading What the Hell is Magical Realism

Books, Reviews, SciFi

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Apparently this is a book blog now, because a solid 50% of my posts these days are just book reviews. I've been reading a lot. Can you tell? Today the book is The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie, an author whom my good friend Emily simply worships, but whom I have taken some time… Continue reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Books, Reviews

Zahrah the Windseeker

It's been a hot second since I've read a YA book (the last one was Piratica in April, and it was both terrible & not worth discussion). I like to use them as palate cleansers between more hefty books, not because I think YA is frivolous, but because the writing itself tends to be less dense and… Continue reading Zahrah the Windseeker

Drunk Movie Monday, Movies, Reviews

Drunk Movie Monday – Highlander

Welcome to the first Drunk Movie Monday of 2014! As we move into the future, my tipsy cinematic taste is still firmly stuck in the 80s, because let's be honest--that's where all the good shit is. This week, the bad 80s adventure fantasy film in question is: The original Highlander film, not to be confused with… Continue reading Drunk Movie Monday – Highlander