#BlackPoetsSpeakOut, notable book lists, new Harry Potter, we are reading so much and more.
A handful of gift suggestions, how independent and second-hand bookstores are surviving, unlikable female characters, Canadian literary jokes and more.
Texts from Jane Eyre as a new form of literary criticism, whether to finish every book you start, strong opinions on book lists and more.
Susan Sontag, LeVar Burton, librarians with algorithms, emotional truths, queer Halloween reads and so much more!
Halloween reading, which grammar mistakes are not mistakes, an app for discovering literature by people of color, reading women’s writing and more.
Non-monosexual books to read, fall books to read, non-fiction gender equality, censorship and more.
Sexy poetry, slow reading, an independent bookstore road trip, new old classic YA and more.
A library in a taxi, imaginary meals, must-read books by trans women and by or about queer Canadians, surpassing diversity checkboxes and more.
Highbrow and lowbrow literature, visualizing characters, an excerpt from “bad Feminist” and more!
Zadie Smith, superlatives, reader’s block, Samantha Irby, public domain reviews, queer book fairs and more.
Reading online, typewriters, trans literature, romance fiction as feminist fiction and more.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post’s removal from a summer reading list, literary books coming out this fall, trigger warnings, marginalizing women’s writing and more.
Why queer characters and themes in YA hasn’t translated to mainstream fiction, literature as propaganda, the Beyoncé of poetry, a discussion of systems of oppression and more.
A new comic from Alison Bechdel, gendered pronouns, volatile organic compounds, arguments about YA fiction, fairy tales and more.
“Bad girls” in YA, lack of diversity, an awesome interview with Janet Mock, reconsidering adverbs and more.
Eileen Myles poems, reading poetry, topless reading parties, excerpts from An Untamed State and more.
Unknown female beat poets, lesbian historical fiction, the problem with essays, reading more, the answer to the question “how much gay sex should a novel have?” and more.
I don’t know about you, but a party where everyone sits quietly in a bar and reads together sounds like MY KIND OF PARTY.
Scrawny female protagonists, experimental fiction, Wodehouse, sentence fragments and more.
Gender and racial diversity in children’s books, talking about talking about race and sexuality in all types of books, why speed reading is stupid and more.