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2024 Reading Goal

8% complete! hollow has read 2 of 25 books.

Sim Kern: The Free People's Village (2023, Levine Querido) 4 stars

In an alternate 2020 timeline, Al Gore won the 2000 election and declared a War …

Review of "The Free People's Village" on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I enjoyed so many different aspects of this book, the characters, the premise, as soon as this is published I will ask my partner to read this, because I know they will love it. It's real, it's gritty, and so very necessary to read. I didn't fully know what I was in for when I started reading, but as soon as I started I couldn't stop. Excited to read more about this author, they really have a way with words.

R. F. Kuang: Yellowface (Hardcover, 2023, HarperCollins Publishers Limited) 4 stars

What's the harm in a pseudonym? New York Times bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not …

Review of 'Yellowface' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I enjoyed this book! Wonderfully written and I couldn’t put it down. 

Mors vincit omnia. Death conquers all.

London, 1883. The Veil between the living and dead …

Review of 'The Spirit Bares Its Teeth' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

I don't know that I have the vocabulary to properly explain how I feel this book, or even celebrate it. Don't get me wrong it is painful, it is gruesome, it is vile, it can and will fill you with such rage. And yet, it is undeniable how desperately I needed to read this book. As much as this book is a horror masterpiece, it is also a reminder of queer historical perspectives. I recommend this book to my fellow trans siblings who are full of anger and fear, to all of those who have a scream residing deep inside of them, that can't be let out. This book feels like a primal scream after being backed into a corner, painful and agonizing, and yet full of relief, like weight has been taken off your shoulders. I cannot wait to get my hands on a physical copy and annotate and …

Review of 'Secret Summer Promise' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I won't lie, romance isn't my strong suit, but this book carved itself a home in my heart. It's portrayal of young queer love, Summer flings, and the realities of being a teenage girl, will make you feel like you are right there alongside the main character, Andrea, figuring out that little thing called love. It made me giggle, it made my eyes well up, it gave me nostalgia for the Summers between High School. To all my queer black women and girls, please read this for that representation we have been waiting for. To everyone else, please read it to understand some good representation. If you are a fan of cute rom-coms, a fan of happiness, a fan of best friends who fall in love, give this book a chance. I guarantee it won't disappoint. So grateful for the opportunity to read this before its officially out (even just …

Sherronda J. Brown: Black Perspectives on the Asexuality Experience, Compulsory Sex, and Consent (2022, North Atlantic Books) 3 stars

Review of 'Black Perspectives on the Asexuality Experience, Compulsory Sex, and Consent' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

A wonderful written analysis and in-depth review of our society and the reality of how white supremacy continues to haunt us. If you are a black person on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum, this book will give you a safe space to explore your lens. If you aren't black or aren't asexual and/or aromantic, still give this book a read to understand a reality you may not be familiar with.