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Montag, Juni 9, 2014 | by: Erin Byrne

Published in 1980 “Gaywyck” was (according to the book’s author, Vincent Virga) “hailed as the first gay gothic novel.”  So far I have yet to substantiate that quote, but if anyone knows who said it first, tweet me. In this book Virga—again, in his words&mdas... [More]

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Montag, Oktober 28, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

When I tell people I’m a librarian a lot of the time they ask me what my favorite book is. Sometimes, like in bars and family dinners, that question is thrown out like a challenge; like in order to prove my library cred I have to have the right book as a favorite. When that happens I throw tha... [More]

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Montag, Juli 29, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

Attn: Rita Mae Brown, While I was browsing the bizarre, antiquated stacks at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries your book “High Hearts’ caught my eye. I read the dust(y) jacket and perked right up. Southern belle Geneva Chatwood loves her fiancé Nash Hart so much that when the... [More]

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Montag, Juli 15, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

Once upon a time there was a gentle prince who fell in love with a handsome, practical princess. His father, the king, was a great and powerful man who ruled his massive kingdom with an iron fist, as his family has done for nearly 300 years. The king was so strong both he and his people expected his... [More]

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Montag, Juli 1, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that my two favorite things in the world are mid-century cautionary tales and prescription drugs. Where else can you mix sweet oblivion with a strong moral lesson? One could go to church I guess but history shows that is neither a fun nor viable option. ... [More]

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Donnerstag, Juni 20, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

I’ve been dealing with my nerve medication these past few weeks and it’s prevented me from suffering fools of any kind. Due to this unfortunate condition, reading “The Group” by Mary McCarthy came to be quite difficult as the book went on. The women who were twits at the begi... [More]

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Montag, Mai 20, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

After I read the first eight books of the Sookie Stackhouse series I was like a stag at the end of rutting season; exhausted with gritty red eyes and barely stumbling around after such an intense period of visceral enjoyment. I could not stop reading. I can only be thankful that I was unemployed and... [More]