Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Coverage, Malaysian Airline Shot Down, Obits + More

We’re on an LGBTQ bent again with this week’s newsy roundups, along with news about the Malaysian Air flight that was shot down and some recent obituaries. Let’s get to it.

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Interview with a Middle-Grade Reader + Book Review: Gameworld by C.J. Farley

Akashic Books has long been at the indie forefront of interesting literature. Along with other fun releases like Simon’s Cat and Go the F—k to Sleep, they’ve expanded their stable to include books aimed at middle grade and young adult readers under their new imprint, Black Sheep. Game World by C.J. Farley is one of their first releases, and it’s a diverse, impressive world aimed at the advanced elementary school-aged reader on up to adults. My almost 10-year-old daughter and I both read it, and I asked her thoughts on the book.

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Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Driving/Racing Game

Often when I tell people I don’t know how to drive, they tell me, “Practice with Mario Kart!” Ummmmmmmm.

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Surprisingly Feminist Website: Cracked

If you’re anything like me, you gravitate toward websites/blogs and news outlets that lean liberal, and more important, lean feminist. But you also have interests and hobbies that are unrelated to politics, and sometimes you have to switch your feminist radar to “standby” when you wade into other websites. Read More Surprisingly Feminist Website: Cracked

The Furious Bookshelf: Goosebumps? More like…Goslingbumps

In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to start this series off with a review of the classic children’s and YA series Goosebumps by R.L. Stein.  I chose How I Got My Shrunken Head specifically because when I saw it at the library I felt like I specifically remembered being creeped out by it when I first read it.  Upon re-reading though, I had absolutely no recollection of the plot at all and it was published in 1995.  I was 13 in 1995 and probably too old for the Goosebumps books, so to be honest I’m not sure I ever read it.  Nevertheless, I did read a lot of Goosebumps as a kid and I’m sure this one is representative of most of them. Read More The Furious Bookshelf: Goosebumps? More like…Goslingbumps

Lunchtime Poll

For today’s lunchtime poll, we’re begging for your input on what you’d like to read more about on Persephone, with our handy new poll plug-in.   There’s still a traditional lunchtime poll question at the end, but if you could take a minute and click a box, we’d muchly appreciate it. Read More Lunchtime Poll