6.28.2015

Pride

A weekend for the history books. Too exhausted to write more now, after yesterday's concert, after singing and marching and fanning today.



6.24.2015

Modern Love

UPDATED: I love this scene in Frances Ha!

6.22.2015

Thrown

Game of Thrones, Season Five Finale: What Happened and What Should Have Happened, by Sarah Mesle

"But is it narratively required? If Games of Thrones wants to be a coherent story rather than just a fascinating immersive world, I’m not sure it can manage without [REDACTED]: there just aren’t enough characters left who we care about."


6.21.2015

Gone Girl

A well-written, excellently paced, captivating, unsettling, absurd tale of two major assholes.

6.20.2015

Grasshopper Jungle

The central question in Grasshopper Jungle is, “How could I be in love with a girl and a boy, at the same time?” The question is posed while the world is ending and the town is being devoured by giant mantises.

I landed on this book from delving into the NYPL's blog post, How did YA Become YA?. "The narrative voice can get awfully repetitive," (AV Club), and Shann is overlooked, but I remained drawn to the story.

"And no one knows what bisexuality is," and I don't claim to, but I think Austin comes close to describing it at times.

The Library of Congress classifications at the beginning of this book include 1. Survival - Fiction, 2. Friendship - Fiction, 3. Gender Identity - Fiction, 4. Family Life - Iowa - Fiction., 5. Insects - Fiction, so yeah, I was into it.