[Review] Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous

Readers will have an easy time hating and simultaneously pitying the first-person narrator of this short work of fiction. As difficult as it might be to forget that the book isn’t a memoir, the publisher asserts that this book is indeed a work of fiction. Read More …

There Once Was a Poetry Book Titled “The Princess Saves Herself in this One”

The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace, published through Createspace, is a haunting exploration of the abused woman transforming into a survivor. The succinct, powerful style follows the narrative of a young girl (potentially the author) as she experiences various tragedies throughout Read More …

[Review] Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey is an inspiringly transparent book of poetry and prose by emerging author Rupi Kaur. The book was first self-published in 2014, but caught the attention of Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2015.  Debuting on The New York Times bestseller list at number 10 in Read More …

[Review] The Girl Before

Unfolding like a crime drama in the first few lines, this debut psychological suspense novel is full of surprises with an intriguing protagonist and surprising revelations. Clara Lawson is not your typical heroine. As the FBI breaks down the doors to her secluded home and Read More …

[Review] QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology

Three years after editing the poetry anthology Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience, Raymond Luczak has once again put out the call for writers and artists for his latest project, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. Released by Squares and Rebels press, Read More …

Bad Ass Dads In Popular Culture

“Be a dad. Don’t be ‘Mom’s assistant.’ That’s depressing, just waiting for her to write you a list, walk around a store staring at it, calling her from the cereal aisle to make sure you got the right thing. Be a man. Make your own Read More …

[Review] His Dark Materials

 “And if we—later on—“ she was whispering shakily, “if we meet someone that we like, and if we marry them, then we must be good to them, and not make comparisons all the time and wish we were married to each other instead…But just keep Read More …

[Review] Eyes Wide Open Provides a Good Introduction to Environmental Concerns

I don’t like bees. I’m also not a huge fan of nonfiction, so you can imagine my dread as the first paragraph of Paul Fleischman’s new book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines, talks about dead bees on Fleischman’s driveway. I guess I Read More …

DC Comics Presents Convergence!

DC Comics is shaking things up in their Superhero Universe again, this time with their company wide crossover Convergence. Hot on the heels of the weekly series Earth 2: World’s End and The New 52: Futures End, Convergence will include the entire DC Universe, including Read More …