October was a really good month for us and most of it was due to Adam's LGBT reading event, The Literary Others. It was the best introduction to LGBT literature we could have hoped for. We got a list of books we can't wait to read. (Who doesn't love a good list?) We revisited some old favorites (Death in Venice and Angels in America). We discovered two excellent writers (Isherwood and Baldwin) and organized our first giveaway. We met great people and found some awesome new-to-us blogs. Oh yes, and we read and reviewed these books:
- Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
- A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
- Orlando by Virginia Woolf
- Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
- Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
- Angels in America by Tony Kushner
- The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
We'd like to thank Adam for organizing this event. We knew it was going to be great, but it really exceeded all our expectations. Towards the middle of this month, this event also took on a personal significance for one of us. So, Adam, thank you!
In different news, our tumblr project, Reader Shaming, took off nicely, thanks to Book Riot. Make sure to visit it and see all the new submissions and send your own. It warms our hearts to see how much we have in common with other readers. (We also may or may not have a happy dance routine for every submission, but the less said about that the better.)
|Sample from Reader Shaming|
So do we, and that's pretty much what we plan to do this November.