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

ICYMI: Reedsy Review – ‘Devolution’ by Ami J. Sanghvi

Gorgeously wrought prose poetry - sometimes overcomplicated - that challenges religious assumptions with tragic fury Ami J. Sanghvi's 'Devolution' is a rare beast; a collection of prose poetry with the fire and bite of 20- and 21st century confessional and political literature, and the linguistic mastery and complexity of the 18th-19th century classics. 'Devolution' is … Continue reading ICYMI: Reedsy Review – ‘Devolution’ by Ami J. Sanghvi

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

First Chapter Thoughts – DEADLINE by Stephanie Ahn

Hello everyone and welcome back! It's time for some more first chapter thoughts, this time on Deadline - a paranormal detective noir from Stephanie Ahn. Harrietta Lee is a disgraced witch, super gay, and super in trouble when she takes on a case from a powerful corporate family. First off, I'm already in love with Harry. She's … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts – DEADLINE by Stephanie Ahn