Queer Love in the Bronx: Chulito by Charles González-Rice

Chulito by Charles González-Rice  Published: May 1st 2010 by Alyson Books Source: local library Synopsis: Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the queer youth culture of Manhattan’s piers, Chulito is a coming-out, coming-of-age love story of a sexy, tough, hip hop–loving, young Latino man and the colorful characters in his vibrant neighborhood. Chulito, which means “cutie,”… Continue reading Queer Love in the Bronx: Chulito by Charles González-Rice

A Pair of New Adult Reviews: A Terrible Love by Marata Eros and True by Erin McCarthy

You’d think I’m just a glutton for punishment reading all these New Adult books, but seriously, I do want to like one. I’ve felt like the mainstream media coverage of New Adult has been rather shallow, and it’s not something that seems to be going away, so I wanted to be more informed and have… Continue reading A Pair of New Adult Reviews: A Terrible Love by Marata Eros and True by Erin McCarthy

A Fitting Title: Faking it by Cora Carmack

Faking It by Cora Carmack  Published: June 4th 2013 by William Morrow & Company Source: ARC from publisher Synopsis (Goodreads): Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet… Continue reading A Fitting Title: Faking it by Cora Carmack

A Disaster, All Right, But Certainly Not Pretty: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire  Published: August 14th 2012 by Atria Books Source: local library Synopsis: The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at… Continue reading A Disaster, All Right, But Certainly Not Pretty: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Feminist Fridays: Authors and ‘Women’ Authors, Books and ‘Girl’ Books, Gender and Readers’ Advisory

I find I’m always interested in feminist perspectives, whether it’s in regards to literature, pop culture, or current events. Feminist Fridays is going to be my forum for discussing these issues, and may come in the form of book (or other media) reviews, link roundups, or my rambling thoughts essays. If you’d like to make a habit of discussing… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Authors and ‘Women’ Authors, Books and ‘Girl’ Books, Gender and Readers’ Advisory