Posts on June 2019
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Pride Month Recommendations 3/3

Seven of the documentaries on the list arranged in a circle.

For the first week of the month after Pride month(aka July) I am posting video media about LGBTQIA+ folks. I've tried to include a little bit of everything from streaming sites, feature films, indie films, and documentaries. I hope you've enjoyed this Pride Recommendation series!

Pride Month Fiction Recommendations 2/3

Icon of a person reading. It's colored in with the rainbow and the book has the Black Lives Matter symbol on it.

In honor of Pride Month I decided to do a series of fiction and film recommendation list to the blog. This week I've created a list of science fiction/fantasy, romance, and poetry/short story anthologies. Two weeks ago I did adult fiction, young adult fiction, and graphic novels. Next week will be the final post about video media.

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Cover of The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Emily, a young woman from an upper-class British family during World War I, falls in love with Robbie, an Australian pilot, to her parents' disapproval. When he's sent back to the war, she enlists as a land girl, working on farms while the men are away at war. She is assigned to take care of the garden at the estate of a reclusive old woman, and there she discovers a mystery related to the previous inhabitant of the cottage where she lives.

Pride Month Fiction Recommendations 1/3

Pile of eight books on my desk

In honor of Pride Month I decided to do a series of fiction and film recommendation list to the blog to go along with the list of memoirs we posted last week. I’ve divided the books by basic genre and format starting with adult fiction, young adult fiction, and graphic novels this week. Next week will be sci-fi/fantasy, romance, and poetry/short story anthologies and the last week will be video media.

Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

Cover of Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

Parisian detective Aimée Leduc receives a visit from a Haitian woman claiming to be her half-sister. Just as she is about to tell Aimée more, she disappears, leaving an address behind. When Aimée goes to that address, she finds the body of a murdered scientist, and her supposed sister is the prime suspect. Two witnesses who are about to speak to Aimée are murdered, one by one. Can Aimée clear the woman she thinks is her sister?

Let's hear it for audiobooks!

Headphones around five books

I recently discovered that U-M got a newish audiobook provider, EBSCO Audiobooks. In honor of my belated discovery I wanted to talk about this format. In this post I will go through my exploration of the medium and give some tips and tricks for trying out audiobooks. I hope you will be inspired to try them yourself!