funhomemusical   lumberjanes   blackunicorn

AfterEllen posted Broadway’s “Fun Home” is the lesbian-themed musical we’ve been waiting for.

Afterwritten posted Queer YA Scrabble: An Event in June!

Autostraddle posted The Vagaries of Love: How Poetry and Queer Movements Give Each Other Names and Drawn to Comics: Lumberjanes #13 Gives Us the Best Origin Story Ever!

justthreewords   vanished   honey-girl

Just Three Words by Melissa Brayden was reviewed at read all about queer lit.

Vanished by E.E. Cooper was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

LostBoi   theargonauts   hypnotizingchickens

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Love is Enough by Cindy Rizzo was reviewed at Frivolous Views.

Hypnotizing Chickens by Julia Watts was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.

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Currently reading: Babyji by Abha Dawesar.

And how is it? SO UNCOMFORTABLE. I was so on board for this character at first and now I’m totally backpedalling. She compared herself to Humbert Humbert??

Pages read this hour: 45

Pages read in total: 675 & 1 graphic novel

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages), Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi, Aya of Yop City, Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson

Food eaten: None.

Interruptions: Not much.

Anything else? I’m calling it a night. That was fun, but I’ll be happier if I draw the line here. Happy readathon!

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Currently reading: Babyji by Abha Dawesar.

And how is it? I like it, but I don’t know how to feel? It’s about a sixteen-year-old sleeping with older women, and I honestly don’t know how the power dynamics work. One is her servant and one is a woman she hardly knows who she actively pursued. The other woman should have turned her down, of course. I feel uncomfortable about… how… it doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable? Well, the power she has over the servant makes me more uncomfortable. I’m conflicted.

Pages read this hour: 57 & 49

Pages read in total: 630 & 1 graphic novel

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages), Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi, Aya of Yop City, Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson

Food eaten: None, and I brushed my teeth, so that’s my snackathon done.

Interruptions: Not much.

Anything else? I am really getting tired. It’ll be a push to get get through one more hour. Though we’ll see if I get too invested in Babyji to put it down.

Currently reading: I went with Babyji!

And how is it? It is great. I didn’t realize that the main character would be so… there’s no female equivalent for a “player”. She’s really good with the ladies for being 16 is what I’m saying. Also this is all going to go terribly wrong. It’s juicy.

Pages read this hour: 16 & 64

Pages read in total: 524 & 1 graphic novel

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages), Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi, Aya of Yop City, Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson

Food eaten: More chips and hummus

Interruptions: I got distracted by social media in hour 15.

Anything else? I’m not going to stay up all 24 hours. Maybe until hour 20: 1 am?

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Currently reading: Currently between books! Just finished Autobiography of a Family Photo

And how is it? It was good! Almost like poetry. I feel like I didn’t full appreciate it reading it so quickly. It wasn’t the quick read I was expecting in that sense.

Pages read this hour: 10 & 54

Pages read in total: 444 & 1 graphic novel

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages), Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi, Aya of Yop City, Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson

Food eaten: None? Some more Dr Pepper. I overdid it with all my delicious snack options and now have to take a break.

Interruptions: I cheered all hour 13!

Anything else? Yes, that is my pillowcase. Now trying to decide what to pick up next… Babyji or The Deep… If I do Babyji that’s going to be most of the readathon, but if I finish The Deep in a couple hours I may be too tired to pick up Babyji. Hmm.

Currently reading: Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson

And how is it? Interesting. It’s not what I was expecting.

Pages read this hour: 92 graphic novel pages & 48

Pages read in total: 382 & 1 graphic novel

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages), Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi, Aya of Yop City

Food eaten: Pasta

Interruptions: Making food, and just feeling out of it.

Anything else? I can’t believe it’s already halfway through the readathon! At the same time, I am pretty sleepy already, so that’s probably a good thing for me.

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Currently reading: Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oueberie

And how is it? I’m only a little bit into it, but I’m liking it!

Pages read this hour: 37 & 27 text and 27 graphic novel

Pages read in total: 334 & 27 graphic novel pages

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages), Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

Food eaten: A vegan chocolate bar and an ice cream float. I’m not aiming for healthy this readathon.

Interruptions: My roommate’s cat being too distractingly adorable.

Anything else? I think I’m going to read a couple of short things next to get some more books under my belt. Close to the half way mark already!

Currently reading: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

And how is it? Pretty sure I’m going to be raving about this book for a while unless it ends terribly. This is the queer and diverse sci fi story you’ve all been waiting for! It has normalized queer representation! It has a PoC main character! It has a protagonist with a chronic illness! It has a rag-tag team of outlaws on a spaceship!

Pages read this hour: 31 & 41

Pages read in total: 296

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages)

Food eaten: Hint of lime tortilla chips with carmelized onion hummus, which is the snack I was most looking forward and it delivered! Also, Dr Pepper. Getting into the caffeine.

Interruptions: Feeling not great, took some painkillers, but still trucking along!

Anything else? I’m loving Ascension, but I’m reading to be finishing up and tackling something new. It’s already a third through the readathon!

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Currently reading: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

And how is it? Still really enjoying it!

Pages read this hour: 8 (I took a break to cheer) & 45

Pages read in total: 224

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages)

Food eaten: Peanut butter popcorn treats

Interruptions: Spent hour 5 cheering, chatted with my roommate some.

Anything else? It’s a shame so many tumblr people signed up for the readathon, but only about half are actually participating? Bit of a pain to go to cheer people on and they’re not actually doing it. Oh well!

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Currently reading: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

And how is it? Loving it so far! The world already feels so rich, and being able to read a kick-ass sci fi story about a queer, black, chronically ill protagonist makes me happy.

Pages read this hour: 32 & 45

Pages read in total: 171

Books finished: Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin (the last 100 pages)

Food eaten: Veggie samosas

Interruptions: Hour 3 my ereader glitched and had to be reset, and I was distracted by trying to download twitter onto my ipod (I was unsuccessful).

Anything else? The sun has come out and it finally feels like the day has started. I think I’ll cheer for a little bit this hour!

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