I would recommend it to anyone who wants a ghost story fairy tale about magical woods and literary levels of how society treats outsiders. It isn’t overly spooky, but the prose is beautiful, the magic was folkloreesque, the ending satisfying, and bonus… a lesbian couple!
Author Archives: kayliametcalfe
Book Review: The Chosen And The Beautiful
If the description of “beautifully written queer retelling of a classic but feminist and from a reimagined and now nonwhite side character” piques your interest, I think you will definitely enjoy this book.
Book Review: Rainbow, Rainbow
Short story collections tend to be a mix of protagonists and situations that sometimes center around a theme. Such is the case of Rainbow, Rainbow by Lydia Conklin. Her theme is broad “the lesser-known stories of the LGBTQIA experience” and she does a masterful job of telling these stories with gut-wrenching prose.
It’sAQueerThang – August 2022
Our guests were Joe Prado of the Fresno County Health Department, Krysten Cherkaski of the GSA Network (Here is the Devising Freedom direct link), Dr. Katherine Fobear of the Qistory project and Paul Hernandez and Jessica Graves from the Drag Brunch at the Fresno Breakfast House.
Book Review: Lessons In Chemistry
Book Of The Month recommended it to me with the tagline “This novel has the perfect molecular structure: a charming protagonist, humor, a lovable dog, and feminist bonafides.” And… yes. 1000% yes.
It’sAQueerThang – July 2022
Our guests were Socorro Santillan (Planned Parenthood), Patricia Brown (local family attorney), and Lynda Wilkinson and Tiana Perez (Fresbians and SheBar). We also feature Pride Night at the Zoo interviews with Haley White (Fool’s Collaborative), Deacon Nancy Key, and Zack Powerhouse.
It’sAQueerThang – June 2022
Our guests for this show were Jena Adams and Maria Zendejas of the Fresno County Dept of Public Health discussing HIV & AIDS and PREP.
Review First Kill Ep 1 “First Kiss”
I don’t like pilots. But… Vampire. Monster (Vampire) Hunter. Starcrossed Lovers. And… HELLA GAY?
Well ok. I’m in.
Book Review: We Were Liars
For the beach, for a plane, for something to read while sitting in the hammock sipping a diet coke… yes. This book isn’t going to change your life or be on any best-of lists. But it does exactly what a short summer read should do: tell a simple engaging story quickly and with very little fuss or muss
Book Review: It’s Not All Downhill From Here
An easy light read tailor-made for the beach with the obvious happy ending, but it took too long to get to the resolutions, relied too much on clunky dialogue, and did more telling than showing. Still, enjoyable for what it is: an easy light read tailor-made for the beach.