I read Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Emma, and Northanger Abbey for the very first time this year. Here's what I thought about each entry into the Jane Austen canon!
This summer I read CL Polk's Witchmark, Tamsyn Muir's Gideon The Ninth, and Lindsay Ellis' Axiom's End. Here are my first impressions!
Whenever someone complains about how the second-person point of view just doesn’t work for them, I think they should give Jamaica Kincaid’s short story Girl a solid read.
There is one particular short story in The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis that I’ve adored since the very first time I read it, called Cockroaches in Autumn.
There is a linguistic thread that runs through The Truth About Owls that I keep catching myself thinking about.
This sequel continues the theme of found family from the first book, and is bursting at the seams with several themes common to a lot of disabled, queer, and trans experiences: dysphoria, dissociation and depersonalization, healing from traumatic childhoods, gender fluidity, to name just a few.