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kathrynhoss

kathrynhoss

Joined November 2019

Singer-songwriter and aspiring writer. I love fantasy and trashy lesbian romance novels! Catch me on twitter, insta, and FB as kathrynhoss and on letterboxd as khoss. (she/they)
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The suspense!! This first chapter hooked me.

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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is fascinating. I didn't know when I requested an ARC that she is a bestselling author and anthropologist. If you're expecting a conservative book from a doddering old woman, this is not it. Our G Liz has escaped a lion attack. She tried to light a cigarette on her 80th birthday cake but her children wouldn't let her. She lost her husband only a few years ago. She has faced death and come out the other side. ⬇️

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Grease Bats | Archie Bongiovanni
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Tag yourself-- I'm a Scout Sun / Ari Moon / Taylor Rising.

This graphic novel truly is a spiritual successor to D*kes to Watch Out For. It contains genderfeels galore, neurotic rants for days, and queer comradery for a new generation.

Full review here: https://goodreads.com/review/show/3053225904

#queerbooks #nonbinarybooks #Netgalley #GreaseBats

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Bailedbailed

The subtitle says "365 days of the year," and it means it! This is one bird watcher's journal from January first to December 31st. Nothing more, nothing less. As an Instagram, I would follow it. As a book, I found it impossible to read. It's for the experienced birder, not the casual bird lover. (Pictured: a male Eastern Towhee, one of the many gorgeous photographs in this book.) #NFNov #dnf #Netgalley #HowBirdsBehave

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Grease Bats | Archie Bongiovanni
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This is the most I have ever seen myself in a character??#nonbinarybooks #queerbooks #graphicnovels #GreaseBats #Netgalley

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Mehso-so

This is a quick read with some very applicable lessons on how to be a “Solver,“ someone who cuts to the work of solving conflicts rather than reacting emotionally in a way that makes the situation worse. However, more than half the book is spent outlining different “types“ of toxic people rather than offering concrete methods on how to cope with them.

Full review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3055417733

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Ideal bathroom reading. (Yes, my bathroom is extremely girly. Yes, my wife is the one who decorated it. Yes, I love it.) #queerbooks #lesbianromance #lesbian #lesfic #wlw #queerhistorical

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This book has so many wisdom nuggets. I'll probably post one or two more before I review. #NFNov #nonfiction #ToxicParentsSurvivalGuide #Netgalley

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Winterglass | Benjanun Sriduangkaew
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This is a story about living under colonization, about the slow self-annihilation necessary to live to fight another day. Full review here: https://tinyurl.com/vw9jeve

#queerbooks #nonbinarybooks #queerfantasy

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Bloodlust and Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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This was a fun read full of adventure, cartoonish violence, friendship, romance, and gender exploration. Both Lucy and Lord Byron crossdress at various points for ~subterfuge purposes~, and Sham appears to be nonbinary. It did bum me out that all the characters call Sham “she“ or “he.“ It's not like Sham ever requests certain pronouns, and I know people weren't using “they“ or “ze“ in the 1800s, but they also weren't hunting vampires, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Mehso-so

I can't say I loved every minute of this 1964 novel. It's meandering and plotless and the romance leaves me cold. But this part still rings true to me. Most queer people grow up being told that our desires are unnatural. We must eventually accept that they are are natural for us. For Evelyn, marrying a man was unnatural. This is a theme I can still relate to in 2k19.

#lesfic #lesbianromance #lesbian #queerbooks

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A Tale of Two Mommies | Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc
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This was cute! My wife and I are planning on fostering to adopt in the next few years, and I sometimes wonder if it will be difficult for our kids to explain their family situation. I would consider buying a physical copy of this, although depending on how old the kid is, it might go over their head. I love the cover of this book and the fact that this family might look like ours. #Netgalley #ARC #childrens #queerbooks

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Jericho | Ann McMan
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Check out this magical tree I saw while hiking today and listening to Ann Mcman's Jericho. This book is taking me forever. The slo-o-o-west of slow burns 🔥 #lesfic #lesbianromance

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Under Her Spell | Elora Bishop
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Cozy #lesbianfantasy. Benevolence is like if the town of Stars Hollow was full of magic, ghosts, and goddesses. I wish so much that the author would continue with series, but it looks like she's moved on to more marketable supernatural romance.

Longer review here: https://tinyurl.com/ydw944qt

#queerbooks #lesfic #worldbuilding

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I got this book in the hopes that it would force me to deal with the reality of death. Well, mission accomplished. I haven't thought this much about my own mortality since the time I took a human osteology class in college and spent several sleepless nights thinking about how I had a skeleton inside my body.

Full review on my (mostly defunct) Goodreads: https://tinyurl.com/ydotkw9m

(Pictured: “Dance of Death“) #nonfiction #nfnovember

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Rolling in the Deep | Mira Grant
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This #novella is the best, most scientifically realistic portrayal of “mermaids“ I've ever seen, to the point that I found myself thinking multiple times while reading it, “I can't believe mermaids are real and want to kill us.“ I also loved the diversity of the cast; the short but imposing female captain, her deaf first mate, and the tetchy gay scientist couple. Top notch stuff. #mermaids #thrillers #horror

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Standouts from this collection:

“One True Love“ by Malinda Lo. A simple, satisfying medieval heroic romance.

“The Witch Sea“ by Sarah Diemer. You can also purchase this story on its own (cover pictured). Fantastical. Beautifully written. Made me a forever-fan of the Diemers.

“Chang'e Dashes from the Moon“ by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Queer retelling of a Chinese myth. Really stuck with me.

#queerbooks #queerfantasy #lesbian #wlw #lesfic

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The Dark Wife | Sarah Diemer
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This book deconstructs the gender-based violence of Greek #mythology AND makes Hades and Persephone retroactively lesbians. What more do you want? #lesfic #lesbian #lesbianfantasy #wlw #queerbooks #queersfantasy

(Pictured: “Athena and Persephone“ by Arthur Rackham.)

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This is a good, thick #fantasy book with an amazing world and a story that pays off. #TriggerWarning for both sexual abuse and misandrist violence. #IfYouLiked The Handmaid's Tale or the worldbuilding of Ursula K. Leguin, I highly recommend it. #ifyoulikedthisreadthis

(Pictured: Holly Lisle's own #worldbuilding notes @ https://hollylisle.com/tonk-stuff/.)

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Teen Study Bible, Revised (NIV) | Anonymous Anonymous
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Has glossy pages throughout just to emphasize the homophobic passages and to defend, of all things, arranged marriage?

10/10 would give me feelings of self-loathing and drive me away from Christianity again

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Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
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My favorite character was Eustacia because she spent most of the novel doing nothing except fantasize vividly, and as a teenager I was like “same“

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The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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Whomst among us has not felt like a loathesome beetle??