A Dutch "minimal pair"; two words with a single spelling or sound difference.
The second, a verb: to become, or becoming.
The first, a noun, plural: words.
The Next Great American Novel - as told from the immigrant's eyes. A family of four - three sons, one father - leave their homeland and re-invent themselves in the Land of Opportunity. But identity is not a demon so easily exorcised, and both their past and the future come to each Golden in their own cataclysmic way. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
What Game of Thrones is to The Lord of the Rings, The Magicians is for Harry Potter. Honestly, what would really happen if you gave teenagers the unstoppable power to have anything they ever wanted? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
Tai chi in written form: slow, deliberate, beautiful, good for the soul. If you or someone you know is grieving, this is the most sympathetic read I can recommend. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
I'm so glad I had to read this for Northshire's Feminist Reading group, otherwise it would never have crossed my radar. This book revealed to me the unconscious prejudices I still carry despite being a proud feminist. Whether you're male or female or fluid, a loudly-identifying or closeted feminist, you need to read this and realize what's really going on when we taunt a Rihanna/Britney/Sylvia Plath/etc... ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
From obscure figures (Elagabalus) to the well-known (Eleanor Roosevelt); from the iconic (George Takei) to the surprising (Abraham Lincoln!), this book features several queer persona who have had an immense influence on our history. Complete with a helpful glossary of terminology, this is a great read for kids and adults alike to understand how normal and ancient is the tradition of queer and trans* people. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus