The Gremlin’s Library: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This book wasn't quite what I expected - I knew the basic premise, but not much else - but I really enjoyed it. It's hard for me to say it was a fun read, becauseĀ Girls of Paper and FireĀ deals with some extremely heavy topics. First and foremost of these is sexual assault, so a heads … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The Gremlin’s Library: “Report on the Wren Queen’s Dementia” by Rhonda Eikamp

"There were dispensations, of course, if the dream seemed impossible. The body might rebel, or the mind. A dream might be unimaginable. The only time I sought a dispensation was when my son's bird told him to kill himself." -Rhonda Eikamp, "Report on the Wren Queen's Dementia", Lackingtons' Issue 20: Birds Oooooof. This story hits … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “Report on the Wren Queen’s Dementia” by Rhonda Eikamp

Chaos Queer Cooking: Kimchi-Jjigae for Spoonies

Hey folks, welcome back to Chaos Queer Cooking! So, context: I've been eating and making Korean food for a long time. My middle school was around the corner from a little Korean diner-slash-grocery, and everybody there was lovely to me when I wandered in with a mix of curiosity and confusion. It took me a … Continue reading Chaos Queer Cooking: Kimchi-Jjigae for Spoonies

The Gremlin’s Library: “House of the Camphor” by Mina Ikemoto Ghosh

"Madam Setsuko had been alone before she took in the children, alone except for the camphor tree at the heart of the house and the mynah bird that spoke with the voices of the dead. Her black dress was pressed with wealth and worn at the collar with loss. Its lace cuffs had a thread … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “House of the Camphor” by Mina Ikemoto Ghosh