Books, LGBT

Queer: A Graphic History – Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele


Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped ‘queer theory’. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged. Continue reading “Queer: A Graphic History – Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele”


Star Wars: Shattered Empire

I wasn’t really that into Star Wars. I saw the newer films at the cinema with my dad and brother, and Star Wars: Battlefront on Xbox was a staple, and I am the proud owner of some Star Wars print leggings which my mum absolutely hates, but I wouldn’t have called myself a fan as such. Then the trailer for the new film came out, and I cried. I was more eager to see it than my dad or my brother were, and I cried four times during it. I loved it. Continue reading “Star Wars: Shattered Empire”

Books, Books Are My Bag, Independent Bookshop Week

Independent Bookshop Week 2015: #giveabook

While IBW 2015 was almost two months ago, life got in the way somewhat of my #giveabook project. But it is finally complete, and was a definite success.

During the #bookshopcrawl, I bought two books for my nephew. He’s 7 years old, smart and inquisitive and imaginative, and he’s always liked the books I’ve given him before (often, I confess, with suggestions from more knowledgeable friends, but I am always up for crowdsourcing). Continue reading “Independent Bookshop Week 2015: #giveabook”