I've been a stan for Lindy West since Shrill, her collection of essays that confronted and changed the way I thought about myself and other women. The Witches are Coming took a different approach - it challenged me not to change my thinking, but to dig in, articulate it, and own it.
Including my stance on pockets, on which West and I will never agree. Sorry Lindy. <3 you!! ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
I began this book at the same time as I started a new job, and it proved to be a good companion novel to that experience. While it seems like a typical tale of a newcomer trying to find her place in a strange world, we ought to be reminded that these stories are numerous because we need them numerous times.
A great gift for a sci-fi lover who's about to start something new, exciting, and scary. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
I admit, I found this collection a little off-putting, and a little weird (of course). It felt like it was trying too hard. And then it blossomed into something beautiful; into sentences that I saved for later, shared with friends, laughed out loud at.
If you've ever had a poor first impression of someone, and later grew to love them, think of this book that way. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
This book is an uncannily spot-on gift from your stalker. It contains every love story you've ever been through. It has the thoughts of your dog. It has every iteration of that luncheon you've been imagining/dreading. This book - uncomfortably so - was written for you. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
When Mary Shelly created the story "Frankenstein" - when Victor Frankenstein created life from dead matter - when Artificial Intelligence is created by humans - when Mary Shelly, daughter of liberated woman Mary Wollestonecraft - when obedient, low-maintenance sexbots threaten to make women obsolete - when a love story is half-robot - when we try to cheat death and live forever - when are we our bodies, and when our minds? - when trans bodies do not match trans minds - what happened / happens / will happen then? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus