ARC Review: They/Them/Their

They/Them/Their

I received a copy of They/Them/Their from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

They/Them/Their by Eris Young is a nonfiction guide to nonbinary and genderqueer identities. On the nonfiction accessibility scale from pop-nonfiction to academic works, this is definitely closer to the academic end; it is written for the layperson rather than the academic audience, but it does tend toward the denser side of things. That is not a criticism, mind; I personally found They/Them/Their to be a nice mix of in-depth information combined with a clear and concise writing style, but I can see being thrown off if you were expecting something lighter.

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TBR Acrostic: Library Card

I read 49 books in August and my TBR… went up by 7, from 199 titles on August 1st to 206 titles on September 1st. I was hoping to keep the list under 200 books, but, uh, that did not happen.

On the bright side, I did quite well with my August acrostic! I was trying to clear off the 19 books that have been on my TBR list since January, and I just about did. I read 14 of them, DNF another (Phoenix Rising), have one on hold (Circe), received one for my birthday last week (The Traitor Baru Cormorant), and deliberately decided to wait on one since the sequel is coming out this month (A Blade So Black).

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ARC Review: Stage Dreams

Stage DreamsI received an ARC of Stage Dreams from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman is a western adventure graphic novel about an outlaw and a runaway in New Mexico Territory. Grace, who is trans, is fleeing conscription into the Confederate army when Flor – aka Ghost Hawk – robs her stagecoach and kidnaps her for ransom. Flor soon learns that Grace, despite her appearance as a wealthy woman, is actually a runaway and not likely to be ransomed. Flor is unsure what to do with Grace after learning that, but Grace thinks she can help Flor with her plans to crash a Confederate gala and steal some important documents from army officials. From kidnapper and victim, the two become partners in crime.

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TBR Acrostic: Swim Ten Steps

My TBR is still growing (I’m sure that will shock you all). I read 51 books in July and my TBR… went up by 11, from 188 titles on July 1st to 199 titles on August 1st. It absolutely does not help that I process the new materials at my library…I swear the books are seeking me out at this point, rather than the other way around!

I didn’t do much with my July acrostic; I only read two of the 13 books on it: Her Royal Highness and Cinders (which I read right under the wire on July 31st!)

I am planning to do better with my August acrostic, and that’s the reason why it’s a weird one.

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