Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

It's not often (or ever) that I come across a new writer I love this much. This collection of short (and not so short) stories wowed me at every turn, and overwhelmed me with the uniqueness and fresh beauty of the prose.  Her use of language is so creative and lovely, I couldn't put it …

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

Reading this was a bit of a wake-up call to how vapid and soulless(hehe) vampire movies and books are today. Dorian Gray, in a fit of youthful exuberance, trades his soul for endless youth, and gets more than he expected. Not only does time not affect him in any noticeable way on the exterior, nothing seems …

Sense 8

I finished this gorgeous series by the Wachowskis a couple days ago and am still a bit stunned by how great it was. Eight different people spread across the globe are all psychically connected and experience each others lives in flashes, at first, becoming stronger and more connected as the story progresses. The diversity of …

Marriage

I know I'm a couple days late, but what a great day for America! We are now one step closer to having equal rights for all humans. It's still a long way off, but getting it set in law is a huge step toward changing the attitudes of the populace. This news, in combination with …