Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller: the quickly-becoming-not-so-rare book review

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But genderfluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left… Continue reading Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller: the quickly-becoming-not-so-rare book review

things i wish i knew before coming out

tw: invalidation, violence/assault mention, transmisia, alt right/neo-nazis mention, trauma mention you can feel scared but you should also feel safe. danger and harm are not things to aspire to. you do not need to be at risk of violence to be trans. I think it was partially that all the trans narratives I'd read involved assault,… Continue reading things i wish i knew before coming out

the rare book review: the gauntlet by karuna riazi

I saw this one at my local library and squeed. brief summary: farah mitza finds a sinster board game in her aunt's room, but before she can start playing it for real, her brother gets sucked in and vanishes. now she has to enter the gauntlet of blood and sand to find him, solve the… Continue reading the rare book review: the gauntlet by karuna riazi

hinterlands

here is a poem about being non-binary and exhausted. ~ lots of tw's for the description bc i go into my life lots and my life has been horrid for the past few weeks: illness, caps, suicidal thoughts, abuse mention (marked), gaslighting (marked) content warnings for poem: binarism & transphobia implied, effects of depression to… Continue reading hinterlands

podcasts

[tw: discussion of triggers, low key mentions of horror and problematic material, this is getting dark for a post about podcasts wtf] if you have been anywhere on my other social media recently, you will know that i have developed an obsession with welcome to night vale (wtnv). basically: horror/comedy in a desert town with… Continue reading podcasts

The rare book review: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

i haven't done one of these in so long alskdfjjj how does this work again ~ recently (actually not really anymore rip) i finished the hammer of thor. the second magnus chase book. i listened to the audiobook, actually, and knitted a lot of hats in the process. am i supposed to put a summary here… Continue reading The rare book review: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan