If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, translated by Anne Carson

Sappho. The most famous woman poet of all time (so far), and yet remarkably under-read. Time to fix that. Anne Carson’s translation, published as If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho was irresistible merely from its premise: Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos from about 630 B.C. She was a musical …

Webcomic Loves: On “Rock And Riot” And “Flowerpot”

Hm, it seems like all of my good webcomic recommendations come from Lindsay/Me On Books*–including, but not limited to, the two webcomics I’d like to talk about today? Basically, if you aren’t already following her blog and/or her Twitter, you’re settling for second-hand recommendations from me. *ahem* Speaking of recommendations, I better …

2017 LGBTQ YA Releases

I’ll be honest – this month’s romance theme is a tough one for me. I don’t typically read a lot of YA or MG, and there isn’t usually that much romance in picture books. However – when I’m not singing songs with toddlers, I’m one of the co-chairs of the BC …

Frederica: or, a Regency romance in which everyone is (accidentally) queer – Part 3

Part 1 – Frederica herself Part 2 – Alverstoke and his foils So far Georgette Heyer’s Frederica has revealed a wonderful, albeit unintentional, abundance of asexual and aromantic characters. Hold on to your hats, my dears, there’s more. Chloe Dauntry, for one. Chloe is nearly seventeen, daughter of Alverstoke’s deceased brother, …

Frederica: or, a Regency romance in which everybody is (accidentally) queer – Part 2

Last week I talked about Frederica Merrivale, an ace-aro woman who is, at least nominally, the protagonist of the book named after her. (I say nominally because, as so often happens in romances, at least, those written by Georgette Heyer, the narrative focus slips back and forth between the female …