Tag Archives: LGBTQIA

Murderbot Diaries #2-5

When I read a bunch of series books back to back like this, I don’t like to do individual reviews for each one. I especially like to skip descriptions as that can cause inadvertent spoilers for earlier volumes. So after … Continue reading

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All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

From GoodReads: On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of … Continue reading

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As the Shadow Rises, by Katy Rose Pool

This is the second volume of a series – first book: There Will Come a Darkness – so I’m not going to give a description. It would just spoil the various plotlines that come together at the end of the … Continue reading

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Troubled Blood, by Robert Galbraith (audio)

Strike and Robin try to solve a 40-year-old cold case on top of their modern-day cases and various personal life issues. Book 5 in the series. So let me start by addressing the elephant in the book: the cross-dressing serial … Continue reading

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A Discussion of JK Rowling

I have been quiet on the subject of Rowling and her transphobic thoughts up until now. Mostly this is because I am personally quite ignorant on transgender issues, which feel particularly foreign to me as an agender person. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell

When Libby Jones discovers that her birth parents have left her a house on her 25th birthday, she doesn’t know what to think. Then the house turns out to be dark, oppressive, and creepy. And that’s before she reads the … Continue reading

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There Will Come a Darkness, by Katy Rose Pool

A hundred years ago, the last of the prophets disappeared. Society has corrupted, religions have splintered, and a new zealot known as the Hierophant is preaching the destruction of all who are graced with magic. Now a new prophet has … Continue reading

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Wayward Son, by Rainbow Rowell

Now that the war is over and the Chosen One no longer has a Fate attached to his future, he’s depressed. Listless. Hardly ever leaves his couch. Baz and Penny are worried about Simon Snow, and Penny comes up with … Continue reading

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Grave Importance, by Vivian Shaw (audio)

As a favor to a friend (and a bit of vacation for herself), Greta Helsing takes over as director at a health and wellness spa for mummies in the south of France. There, she encounters an odd condition she’s never … Continue reading

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The Last Resort, by Marissa Stapley

The Harmony Resort promises to be a “last resort” stop for struggling couples, run by famed marriage counselors with a perfect marriage. But no marriage is really perfect, and several couples find themselves grappling with more than they expected. Now … Continue reading

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