long time no write, blog. things have been weird and difficult recently and updating this has seemed literally insurmountably hard, but i also didn’t stop reading in that time, so we’ve got a backlog — reviews under the cut.
things are really hard right now. more details when i feel up to it, but in the mean time: here are three excellent books i read. “her body and other parties” is a series of short stories. many of them are horror, and also many of them made me laugh. the weakest i think was […]
man i don’t know that i can actually write the review i want to write? it’s one of the many weird things about having a dead dad, that talking about the things i wish were different about my dad feels like a betrayal. so — who knows. one day i’ll write a proper review! in […]
i saw this while scrolling through the library app! i loved this book immensely as a Youth — i blew through it in a few hours while panicking over job hunt stuff and enjoyed it just as much now as i ever did
for the most part, i enjoyed this! i was kind of not expecting to tbh, but — — i mean, i grew up in seattle in an evangelical household; i’ve more or less gotten over a lot of it, but between the self conscious yuppified hippie bullshit and the evangelical damage, my big stupid pollyanna […]
“amateur” completely wrecked me tbh. it’s a memoir by the first trans man to box at madison square garden. he talks about manhood and masculinity and what it means, exactly, to Be A Man, and how to be a good man; it included touching on some stuff that is really close to the bone for […]
comics comics comics i had an hour to kill at the evanston public library, so i read some comics.
it was — fine. i have very little to say about this.
basically the polar opposite of the power: the first part of the book was a miserable slog, with a solid payoff at the end.
great leadup; incredibly sloppy execution and dismount. (i often don’t trigger warn for book reviews, but this one needs, i think, tws for transphobia, misogyny, rape)