Right now, things are rough for a lot of people. The real world isn’t treating folks kindly. While I will always advocate for facing our problems head-on, sometimes we need to recharge in order to do that.
And here’s where books come in.
We all need a place we can go when things get rough, somewhere we can slip away and immerse ourselves in a story different from our own. For some people, that’s Hallmark Christmas movies. My go-to has always been books.
Even when the books are rooted in reality...
I recently finished a novel in which the author addressed bi-antagonism directly between the two main characters. When I went to post my review, I was surprised to find that a few people found that aspect of the book distasteful. It led me to wonder to what extent we should include queer antagonism as part of a story and in what ways it should appear.
That wasn’t the only type of antagonism I’ve read lately. It came on the heels of finishing a book in which both characters are gay, but one of...
I’m a little late to the party on this, but I wanted to respond to the recent dust-up on social media involving some antagonistic, passive-aggressive tweets from Gaby Dunn directed at Becky Albertalli. There’s a lot to unpack here, so bear with me.
First of all, I do not agree with several of the things Dunn said in those tweets. No LGBTQIA+ person owes anyone a coming out. No one needs to be “comfy”...
Today, it’s my turn to ask the questions. Here’s my challenge to you for the month of June: find a creative way to answer the following.
That could be in the form of discussing it with the people in your household or your colleagues via Zoom meeting. Draw a picture or a diagram. Build a model. Do a vlog. Write a blog post or essay.
Share your responses via your social media, and tag us so we can share them too!
- What’s your favorite literary genre and why?
- What makes a compelling...
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While we’re still in this phase of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, we all need things to keep our minds occupied. To that end, here are Supposed Crimes’ fabulous April and May books.
First, if you’re in the mood for futuristic heroes and villains, you can check out Agent Phoenix by Christopher Michael Carter. There are a lot of fight scenes, so go into this with your battle armor on.