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Review: Grasshopper Jungle by

Catcher in the Rye meets Tumblr.

It’s hard to know what to say about this book…

It’s a great story about being a confused teenager. About rural American homophobia, and internalized homo- & biphobia. About being a teenage male attracted to both your girlfriend and your male best friend and not knowing what to do about it. About the difficulty of distinguishing attraction, friendship, and love. About trying to understand your place in your family, your place in history. About hating the small town you grew up in and loving it, too.

And there’s also a mutant mantis apocalypse. Whoops.

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Review: What Makes A Baby by Cory Silverberg

What Makes A Baby does a very good job explaining things in ways I think even very young children could understand (DNA is described as stories about the body the egg/sperm came from).

Silverberg deliberately avoids specifics about the situations in which babies are formed and born, possibly making this the most inclusive book on how babies are made.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

After making a huge mistake and not watching it when it aired, and then several years of lingering on my to-watch list, I finally got around to The Sarah Connor Chronicles. And to be honest, I finally stopped procrastinating because Mark Watches spent a few weeks on it and I wanted to go through it with him (following Mark Oshiro is the best way to experience any book or TV show. Or movie).

I wish I’d watched it sooner, because it was amazing. And since it’s short(ish), you can go through it pretty quickly. If you like sci-fi, action, and/or the Terminator franchise, you should check it out.


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