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tricia

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finished reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie

Imogen Binnie: Nevada (New York, NY : Topside Press,) 4 stars

Frustrated by her current relationship, trans lesbian Maria Griffiths decides to change her life by …

Today is a Sunday. On Saturday, I read Nevada. Tomorrow I have some major surgery. I'm still reeling from Nevada, and maybe that's bad timing on my part.

It feels cliché to type, but I felt seen in the pages of Nevada. Not a good, glorious and joyous seen; but an uncomfortable seen- a doctor poking at an open wound "seen". A butterfly pinned to a velvet board.

I count myself lucky that I don't get too emotional thinking about "what if"- I've made a lot of mistakes, big and small, suffered misfortunes (mostly small), there's a lot of what-if fodder in my life.

That's maybe why I can set it all aside- if it was one big what-if, I might dwell more, after all.

Then, through a certain lens, there is a single big what-if, and Nevada is an acutely painful and compelling rendition of that …

Ruby Barrett, Chelsea Stephens, Natalie Naudus: The Romance Recipe (Paperback, english language, Harlequin) 2 stars

A fiery restaurant owner falls for her enigmatic head chef in this charming, emotional romance. …

well-written sapphic romance

4 stars

A really enjoyable book. It's not high art, sure, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable read, and while we might be inclined to make assumptions just based on the romance genre and the publisher, I still felt that the plot was uncertain and surprising.

@jmccyoung thank you! I haven't fully back-filled my bookwyrm, but I read The House In The Cerulean Sea a few months ago. I enjoyed it, though I felt it skewed just a little more YA than Very Secret Society did. I think TJ Klune had just come off of writing a series of YA novels, so this would track..

The follow-up(?) to House, Under The Whispering Door (which btw contains an easter egg referencing House) is also very excellent in a similar vein, but a little more grown up as well. The themes in Under The Whispering Door had me absolutely sobbing, though.

reviewed Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane (Young Wizards, #2)

Diane Duane: Deep Wizardry (EBook, 2003, Magic Carpet Books) 4 stars

Strong offering but slightly predictable

4 stars

Content warning Minor/vague plot spoilers