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5 Articles I’m Reading

On the abundance of the male savior trope in YA (also, everywhere) and why it’s damaging.

Alias Grace, the miniseries, explores the horrors of the patriarchy. The book does, too, but this article highlights the Netflix show.

The case against Hillbilly Elegy.

Eight queer speculative short story collections

Go read why fall is the best season for reading. I’m partial to winter, but fall is an excellent runner up.

4 Movies/Shows I’m Watching

Get Out (available on HBOGO)

Murder on the Orient Express (now out in theaters)

Alias Grace (available on Netflix)

Frasier (available on Netflix)

3 New to Me Books

Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward (available now from Scribner)

The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen (out 12/5/17 from Minotaur Books)

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (out 1/9/18 from Soho Press)

2 Books I’m Currently Reading

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler (available now from Seven Stories Press)

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy (available now from Hachette)

1 Quote

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.”

Octavia Butler

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