Reading Challenge: #ReadQueerly2023

Hello book nerds! Happy holidays! It’s a new year, which means our queer book reading challenge continues!

I almost wasn’t able to put this together on time, but I wanted to continue the tradition and keep encouraging other readers to discover more queer and diverse books.

So for 2023, we’ll read queerly!

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Finding Euphoria and Queer Love in Our Flag Means Death

Hello book nerds! Long time no post, wow!

The last few weeks/months have been hectic, so I haven’t had much time to write blogs and reviews. (Forgive me, nerds!)

I’m here today, however, because this particular blog has been living in my mind for two months now, I believe. Now this is not about a book, but it is about a piece of queer media that I just recently discovered and deserves so much love. This blog post deserves to finally be written and shared. Now what is it, you ask? I’m talking about the period romantic comedy television series Our Flag Means Death!

It’s been a long while since I found a show and truly loved it, a show that gave me so much emotion and took over me. (Best I can think of is Supernatural! But please don’t ask me about the last season 😢) Our Flag Means Death came out months ago. And although I’ve been hearing about and seeing it from my friends on bookstagram, I never had the urge to check it out. I kept hearing it was good and that it had queer rep, that was it.

A quick Google search will tell you this show is loosely based on Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate captain in the early 18th century. Then he meets Blackbeard and trouble (and more) ensues. What this doesn’t tell you though is how magnificent this show is. Our Flag Means Death gave me pure comedy gold, showed me queer identity and queer love, and broke toxic masculinity among others.

It’s so good and absurd and so hilarious, and I quickly fell in love. (Warning: A bit of spoilers ahead!)

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ARC Review: Stolen City // A riveting tale of magic and revolution

Hello book nerds! Happy September! Spooky season is almost upon us, can you believe? But before we tackle our own Spooky TBRs, I’m here to talk about a recent release (and one that I thoroughly enjoyed), Stolen City!

Stolen City is truly more than a heist story. It’s a story of magic, of family, of choices that make or break your identity, and ultimately a story of revolution.

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Interview: Kalyn Josephson, Author of Ravenfall

Hello book nerds! Last week, I shared my book review of a very exciting middle grade contemporary fantasy coming this September 6th. Ravenfall is spooky, and cozy, and so heartwarming. (The bottom line is I adored it!) Now, I get to share with you an interview with the author, Kalyn Josephson!

For those of you who haven’t read it yet, here’s my review of Ravenfall!

Now, if you’re as excited as me or as intrigued as the other fans, you need to read on.

Kalyn Josephson talks about Celtic mythology, Ravenfall’s inspirations, writing middle grade for the first time, her favorite season, and the sequel—Hollowthorn!

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