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Kenyazero
Slippery Creatures | KJ Charles
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Mehso-so

An LGBTQIA+ read involving a book store and a mysterious power struggle over secret information sounded like a perfect pick for me. Unfortunately, I didn't love this. The writing style didn't quite work for me, and I didn't much enjoy the character relationship. The pacing also felt a bit off, and it's obvious the author doesn't know what PTSD is like. #LGBTQIA

This filled my #LGBTQ2024 "Disappointed" bingo space #LGBTQBookBingo2024

Kenyazero Used for #GottaCatchEmAll Koffing "Someone is a prisoner" & "Toxic relationship" @PuddleJumper
And #OwlHouseReadathon Belos "A two-faced character"
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PuddleJumper Doesn't sound great 2h
BookmarkTavern Oof. That sounds disappointing! 23m
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Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger
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Pickpick

When Ellie dreams of her recently dead cousin, her ghost speaking abilities help her realize that her cousin was murdered, & there is a much darker mystery at the heart of his Texan hometown.

Wow! This blew me away! The characters were all delightful. Absolutely loved the urban fantasy feels, in such a unique way. Excellent pacing & I was kept guessing on the bigger mystery right up until the end! Definitely an author to follow! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

BookmarkTavern #LGBTQBookBingo #LGBTQ2024 @Kenyazero Indigenous author or character CW 👇🏻 (edited) 11h
BookmarkTavern General warning throughout for racism and colonialism 11h
Kenyazero An excellent pick! I definitely enjoyed this book. 2h
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Lightspeed Magazine, June 2015 (Queers Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue) | Seanan McGuire, Lightspeed Magazine, Chaz Brenchley, John Chu
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Mehso-so

An anthology of science fiction stories by queer voices and with queer representation.

Anthologies are pretty hit & miss for me, & this one didn‘t really hit. The stories were mostly fine, the narrators were great, but I want sci fi that I‘m still thinking about.

Although I will be searching out E Saxey, because the story Amelioration has me thinking about language & hateful rhetoric. I listened to that story twice before moving on. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

BookmarkTavern #LGBTQBookBingo #LGBTQ2024 @Kenyazero On your TBR for a while CW 👇🏻 6d
BookmarkTavern Did, Sophie Die, intense misogynistic cyber harassment 6d
Kenyazero Nice! Anthologies are often hit or miss with me too. It's always fun when you discover an author in them though. 1d
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Kitta
Endpapers | Jennifer Savran Kelly
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cute story about finding yourself and your gender presentation.

Dawn discovers a love letter written between two women dating from the 1950s in a book she‘s rebinding and follows the mystery of who they are and what happened to them. What enfolds ends up mirroring her life in unexpected ways.

Predictable, but a good story and what I needed for the moment.

#lgbtqbookbingo2024 #lgbtq2024 #hyggehour

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Into the Light | Mark Oshiro
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Pickpick

Kicked out of his family, Manny travels until he learns of an identified body near where he used to live. Worried that it‘s his sister, he returns to confront his past & everything he‘s been running from.

Such an intense read! Questions of identity, conformity, & the abuse of power by those supposed to care for the most vulnerable. Very clever with the changing POVs/fonts. & a supernatural twist I think could have been set up better. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern #LGBTQBookBingo #LGBTQ2024 @Kenyazero Plant on the cover CW 👇🏻 (edited) 1w
BookmarkTavern There are no chapter breaks so a general warning throughout for cults, brainwashing, Christian nationalism, child abuse, child abandonment, threatened sexual assault, child homelessness 1w
peanutnine I did not see that twist coming!! 7d
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In an effort to avoid an unwanted marriage, Celeste escapes into a blizzard, finding refuge in an abandoned manor with a very unusual Beast.

A very interesting, historical & Sapphic reinterpretation of Beauty & the Beast. I really liked the twist on the curse, & I liked all the characters. The relationship was really sweet. Pacing slowed down in the middle, the ending was unsatisfactory w/ loose threads, but overall an enjoyable read. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern #LGBTQBookBingo #LGBTQ2024 @Kenyazero Pink or yellow on the cover CW 👇🏻 2w
BookmarkTavern Chapter 14: Fever, death of a parent and death in childbirth; Chapter 23: A Scientific Impossibility, child death 2w
Kenyazero Sounds like a fun reimagining! 2w
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Jesse, looking for her father, & Ben, escaping his to freedom, work together on the Nightland Route. Only, the job they're running has bigger implications than they could have imagined.

Wasn‘t expecting historical fantasy, but I loved it. The Pony Express woven w/ the magical world was engaging. I loved the friendship that developed between Jesse & Ben. And Jesse's exploration of their gender identity was so interesting. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern Chapter XXVIII and XXIIX, horse death 2w
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peanutnine
Three Kings | Freydis Moon
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LOVED this one. Such an atmospheric read! It hits on themes of loneliness, intimacy, and infertility while exploring witchcraft, polyamory, and Icelandic folklore. The stormy seaside town setting is actually very cozy. Ethan and his husband's relationship is so warm and intimate, even through their struggle to conceive. The magical ties to nature and a selkie interloper make this an enchanting story.

peanutnine #LGBTQ2024 set in another country @Kenyazero Book 3 finished for the #TransRightsReadathon 2w
Kenyazero This sounds like it has amazing layers! 2w
DimeryRene I need to read this!! I just finished one of their books today. 🥰 2w
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Kitta
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Great book of poetry. They cover hard things like trauma, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism and family dynamics. Lots of trigger warnings.

My favourite poem was the first one, about sea glass and being shaped into something soft, instead of sharp with jagged edges that cut. It‘s about trauma and the face we present in order to be accepted.

It‘ll stay with me.

#transrightsreadathon #lgbtq2024 #lgbtqbookbingo2024 #indigenous

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