Controversy Watch: MY BROTHER'S NAME IS JESSICA by John Boyne

This post will be continuously updated to track developments in criticism of John Boyne’s My Brother’s Name Is Jessica. Please drop a comment or send me a message if you know of any news, reviews, or anything else I’m missing. I’m particularly interested in finding reviews from trans readers who have read the book, or…

Your Bookish Calendar, April 2019

Here it is, folks–the month of April in Book World! Feel free to drop a comment if I missed something. I’ll be updating this calendar continuously as I discover new events and days of interest. Week 1: Mon 4/1-Sat 4/6 (Monday 4/1) April Fools’ Day (Tuesday 4/2) Happy Birthday, Hans Christian Anderson! – Book Release…

April Releases on My TBR

Here’s a round-up of the top five new book releases I’m looking forward to this April. As usual, it’s mostly YA, because that’s the book community I’m most tuned-in to, but my backlist TBR still has lots of adult titles (and some MG!).

Hank Green and Jason Markow Talk Book Art and Collaboration

In case you’re living under a rock and haven’t heard, vlogger/educator/professional brother Hank Green wrote a book! An Absolutely Remarkable Thing comes out this September. Hank recently released a video to his personal channel discussing the process of designing the endpapers for the US hardcover edition:   Jason Markow, better known on the internet by…

Netflix's Upcoming Show Is a Fat-Suited Monstrosity

Remember last week, when I gushed about the trailer for Sierra Boggess Is a Loser and how Shannon Purser filled my entire body with bright, burning hope? Well, today all that hope was squeezed out of me with the ppbbttt of air rushing out of a balloon. Netflix just dropped the trailer for its newest show,…

A Downton Abbey Movie Is Coming To Ruin Everyone's Happiness

As foreseeable​ as the arrival of World War One at the end of the first season, as inevitable as the death of Plot Obstacle Lavinia Swire, we now have confirmation of a Downton Abbey feature film. It had to happen. It was always going to happen. I’m just surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Series creator…