Our Bookish Lives

Stan Lee's new favorite book: Rose of No Man's Land

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Bookseller's note: This book review has been edited by the humans to add in prices and links to buy this book. Used, $2.99. Buy it here. Rose of No Man's Land by Michelle Tea is my new favorite book. I parked my handsome furry self on this book today because it was so good. I wandered off to get some catnip treats from my second favorite wingwoman before Mom could get a picture of me lounging on Rose of No Man's Land (handsomely, of course). I did, however, agree to a picture of me reading this book. Teenaged Trisha Driscoll...

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Our favorite books for gay pride

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

June is one of my favorite times of the year: the weather's warming up, but it's not too hot, gay pride is everywhere, and LGBT+ parades are everywhere. To celebrate, here's my favorite lesbian books for gay pride. 1. The Spanish Pearl, by Catherine Friend Kate and her wife, Anna, are in Spain to adopt a little boy named Arturo when Kate is transported back in time, approximately 1,000 years after going to a cave Arturo says he likes. Naturally, when Kate is greeted by dudes in chain mail on horses after emerging from the cave, she assumes they're part of...

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3 books I recommend: a guest post from Zoey the cat

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

I'm amazing and adorable, okay? I'm the amazingest, adorablest furry princess you've ever seen. As the amazingest, adorablest cat alive, I have three books to suggest for you. I read them by sitting on them and absorbing the text.

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3 books Stan Lee recommends

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Hello, humans. This is Stan Lee the most handsome furry god and the most awesome bookstore cat. I have 3 books I highly recommend for you. 1. Dreams of Darkness, by Elizabeth Burton I look spectacularly, incredibly, unbelievably handsome lounging next to this book, don't I? That's partly why I like it so much. I also like it because the main character, Randrik, sometimes seduces women. I related to him because I'm also good at seducing women. I like seducing them into petting me, giving me head scratches and catnip treats, and telling me how handsome and smart I am. The...

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Book review: The Quelling, by Barbara Barrow

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

The Quelling by Barbara Barrow was something both Stan Lee and I liked. As soon as I brought it home from the Baltimore Book Festival three years ago, he sat on it, pawed it, and wouldn't let me touch it. Addie and Dorian are sisters who have spent most of their lives in a locked psych ward. They're clever and beautiful, but violent and diagnosed with a rare mental disorder called Reactive Attachment Disorder. Now that the girls are on the cusp of adulthood, Addie has a plan to start a new family, ostensibly to replace the one she lost...

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