First Chapter Thoughts: In the Dream House

My partner is actually the one who recommended this book to me (the wonderful Davey at @NotLisaDavis <3) and so far, I'm enthralled. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is a creative non-fiction memoir that combines elements of slipstream, magical realism and literary fiction to talk about an abusive relationship from her past, as well … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: In the Dream House

Behind the Curtain: Why Does Romance’s Happy Endings Rule Make Me Panic?

There are a few topics in the writing world that never really fall out of circulation. They're contentious, sometimes for the most ridiculous reasons, sometimes for very good ones; the long-standing piracy debate is one of these, as well as the Venn Diagram topics of censorship, representation and sexuality. One of the repeating topics that … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Why Does Romance’s Happy Endings Rule Make Me Panic?

The Gremlin’s Library: My Invented Country by Isabel Allende

It's been a while since I reviewed a non-fiction book, and I don't think I've ever reviewed a memoir on here before. I read Isabel Allende's My Invented Country for Latinx Heritage Month (back in October) and as somebody who knew very little about Chile beforehand, it was a great read. First of all, Allende is hilarious. She has … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: My Invented Country by Isabel Allende

Review: David Bowie Made Me Gay

Despite the surge in interest in the last decade, LGBT/queer history is still understudied - and what is studied is often consigned to theses, academic journals or half-deserted blogs, shouting out into a void. It's hard to change the conception of queerness as a rare and recent thing. That's why I was thrilled to run … Continue reading Review: David Bowie Made Me Gay