A Few Recs

Sep. 21st, 2008 07:26 pm
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I've been promising links to a few of my favourite GLBT books.

The first is Kirith Kirin. I reviewed it before and it maintains a very high spot on my favourite book list. A small caveat - I would not read the continuation of the series. It devolves into a weird world that I didn't enjoy.

Lynn Flewelling. No, srsly. She has two series - Nightrunner series feature a gay couple as the two main heroes. Every book (but the last one which I hated) is well written. I have high hopes for the next book as the author took the concrit and worked on the issues and promised to improve the issues. So give this series a try.

The second series is Tamir Trilogy features a transgendered heroine. It's a fantastic concept and it's fairly well executed. I quite like this series.

So there are some of my favourite books. Do you have any recommendations?

Finally, a few more fandom things - I've been promising a link to this story - Why Sex Ed Should Stay in Schools - it's a Sesame Street slash story and omg. The lulz. I talked about this at Terminus a lot. I've talked about this story in chats and on vacation and just go read it. It's seriously amazingly crackalicious.

Verbotene Liebe playlist. Srsly awesome in a semi-poorly-acted German and subtitled sort of way.

Date: 2008-09-22 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secretsolitaire.livejournal.com
What do you think of the latest VL drama? I am ready to smack Christian after watching that last clip (112)! Although the super-dramatic musical flourish at the end makes me laugh...

Date: 2008-09-22 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
I think it's really interesting. I actually like the idea of Christian trying to be stoic about it. He's a boxer and he's been in prison - i think he'd be great at controlling his emotions.

Date: 2008-09-22 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secretsolitaire.livejournal.com
What doesn't sit well with me is that he left the hospital before he knew the outcome of Olli's surgery. That just seems so wrong to me -- what if Olli woke up and asked for him and he was out doing something completely rash and violating his parole? I guess Christian's impulsiveness is part of his charm, but I found it frustrating in this particular situation. Gah, can't wait for the next clip. *bounces*

Also, that's a gorgeous icon...

Date: 2008-09-22 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tailoredshirt.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for using inappropriate icons on your journal without permission, but I couldn't help myself, it just fit.

I read the Bert and Ernie fic a few months ago and oh. my. god. So hilarious and why on earth did I find it...kind of hot?

Thanks for the book recs! I'm going to check those out.

Date: 2008-09-22 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
LMFAO - it's ok. With an icon like that?

And omg. YES. That fic. It's just fantabulous. [livejournal.com profile] greenspine is a brilliant author.

Definitely do! They're not without their faults but the faults are easily looked over for the most part.

and I'll go back to lolling about your icon.

Date: 2008-09-22 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanorofcastile.livejournal.com
"Bert, we're thirty-eight years old. It's not a beard. And this isn't a nose, Bert. It's a penis."

I knew, then, that it could only get better, and it did... D: LOL

Also, I will definitely give a gander at some of those books, since I'm always on the lookout for something new to read.

Date: 2008-09-22 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reddwarfer.livejournal.com
*scoots in here* I just looked up and said...wait..that looks like Trent's nose. >.> *fails at life some more*

Date: 2008-09-25 03:59 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-09-22 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
LMFAO. Isn't it awesome? It's so cracky and awesome. I <3 [livejournal.com profile] greenspine for that story.

The books are really good. I mean - obviously - they're not without faults but they're good and the faults can be easily overlooked.

Date: 2008-09-22 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reddwarfer.livejournal.com
I just so totally read Kirith Kirin as Kinrath. *fails*

Date: 2008-09-22 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Release the hounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Send Carth and Canderous after them. <3

Date: 2008-09-22 05:08 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] iamshadow.livejournal.com
I second the Lynn Flewelling rec, and add Mercedes Lackey (whose stories often feature gay and lesbian characters, especially in her Valdemar series), Sarah Waters' books (I'm currently reading Fingersmith) and Storyteller by Amy Thomson.

Date: 2008-09-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
I've never gotten in to Mercedes Lackey, to be honest. I've not a good clue as to why other than that her writing style doesn't sit well with me.

I'll definitely have to check out the other two. Thankfully, my local library looks to have both :D:D:D:D

Random but who is that in your icon and just what are they doing?

Date: 2008-09-22 05:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oconel
I read the third Nightrunner book and I enjoyed it, as you said I would! :D

[livejournal.com profile] lusiology recced me Megan Derr's ([livejournal.com profile] maderr) novels. You can read them online or buy the books. So far I've read "Embrace" (in her LJ), and I'm currently reading "Prisoner" which I'm enjoying even more than embrace.

Date: 2008-09-29 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
:D AWESOME. The fourth one was such a huge disappointment but it looks like the author's gone back to an older style for her next one. BTW - do you follow her lj?

Ooooh. I'll have to check those out! I'm in need of more reading material on this trip :D

Date: 2008-09-29 07:12 pm (UTC)
oconel: oconel's Flowers (Heroes)
From: [personal profile] oconel
Yes, I read the fourth one is not good, but she's trying to amend that. And yes, I follow her LJ :D

Check her works, they're worth it :) Are you printing the stories, reading on a PDA...?

Date: 2008-09-22 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enchanted-jae.livejournal.com
Book recs: If you're not turned off by paranormals, I stronly recommend 'Without Reservations' by JL Langley, which features two wonderful young men (both werewolves!) coming to terms with the fact that they are meant to be mates. The characters are so warm and believable that I just wanted to hug them both!

Date: 2008-09-23 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] red-rahl.livejournal.com
Guh, I love that series! ^___^ I'm so glad to know I'm not alone in my gay werewolf love. Have you read the rest of her werewolf books?

Date: 2008-09-29 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enchanted-jae.livejournal.com
O.O

The "rest" of them?! I thought there was only a sequel (Remi's story), which is due to be released soon. What else is there? *wriggles with excitement*

Date: 2008-09-29 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] red-rahl.livejournal.com
Heee, indeed there are two other books that I've read. Go here (http://www.jllangley.com/jllangley/Books.html) and scroll down to the "With or Without" series.

The two other stories out are:

With Love (The very first werewolf story she wrote, I think, and it's rather hot and sweet)
With Caution (Remy and Jake's story, very hot!)

The author is going to be working on another addition to this series and I'm completely stoked, especially considering the pairing she's going to be writing about! *is very excited*

Also, I would recommend The Good Thief (http://www.amazon.com/Good-Thief-James-Buchanan/dp/1934531448), by James Buchanan. It's hot and engaging and I rather enjoyed it!

Date: 2008-09-29 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
I read them and they're very addictive. IDK that I thought they were brilliant stories as the writing was a bit off for me BUT... I really really enjoyed them quite a bit. I couldn't stop reading them at [livejournal.com profile] midnitemaraud_r's place. I plowed through the books and all of JL Langley's books, to be honest.

Thanks so much for the recs! I definitely will be watching for more of her books!

Date: 2008-09-22 08:05 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kath-ballantyne.livejournal.com
*g* I was going to say about how I love Lynn Flewellings stuff and that Mercedes Lackey is fantastic but it looks like my girl already did. The storyteller was an amazing book but I can't think about it without crying.

I'd also add "Boys Like Us" and "Sweetheart" by Peter McGehee and the third book "labour of love" written by his partner Douglas Wilson after Peter passed away. They are by no means light and fluffy. They're written about gay life in the time of AIDS. Sort of whimsical but very moving.
I don't know how easy they are to get hold of though as we picked up the set second hand in a second hand book shop in Sydney.

I was also going to recommend Peter by Kate Walker but on Google books they have a fair bit of the story up and it's no where near as well written as I thought it was. It's written for kids/young adults. Recommended for 13 year olds and up. I read it when I was 10. I loved it but then I think it was the only book written for kids that talked about gay issues in any way at all. It's also written by an Australian Author who lived in the same area I do so I loved the feel of it, it felt true to where I was. It won about 8 r 9 awards but I think it was only really known about at our school because you weren't allowed to borrow it from our school library unless you were 12 and had a not from your parents. I think we were lucky we had it at school at all. Most didn't. I just borrowed it from the local library with no problems *g*
Edited Date: 2008-09-22 08:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-09-29 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
I'n not such a fan of Mercedes Lackey but god I love Lynn Flewelling.

I'll have to check out those books. The local library looks to have them so I'll definitely have to request them.

I'll also look up Peter, as well. I've been reading some books that aren't the best written stories nor are they completely to my taste but I'm enjoying them nonetheless (if that makes any sense in my contradictory manner).

I don't remember any books about being gay in my schools growing up. I grew up in a very small town in the middle of south central PA that was very narrowminded and bigoted so I'm quite certain that was exactly the reason why I didn't even get teh concept of "gay" until high school when I moved to a larger town and met a very good friend of mine that happened to be gay. I remember the way that he laughed at me as i was all o.O but.... and then we bonded over that and his coming out and the way that I was all o.O over my own sexuality and stuffs. I think he made it easier for me to question and wonder and "decide". (again, if that makes sense)

But anyway - all that ramble and aside-edness to say that I'm definitely planning on checking those books out. <3

Date: 2008-09-22 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drusillas-rain.livejournal.com
wow

that fic is just

wow

*goes off to re-sort memories and opinions of sesame street*

Date: 2008-09-29 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
inorite? It seriously scars the brain and makes you look at Bert and Ernie in different ways. I love it muchly, though. It's really well done, isn't it?

And did you see the icon up above? OMG so much love for it.

Date: 2008-09-22 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gala-apples.livejournal.com
hey. i friended you because i've fangirled you and kalee for about 2 years, and when i was talking to lindsay at terminus there you were, and i said i loved seamus/dean, and you were like we should talk later but i didn't see you again.

anyway, the first gblt book i ever got was a book of short stories called "are you blue" and the title story was really good. (the others might be, i haven't read it in a long time).

target (kathleen jeffrie johnson) was really good. it's about a teen boy that gets raped and has problems dealing with the fact that he likes males, because he doesn't know if "the rape made him gay" a secondary charecter is also gay, and he's really interesting too. not to mention that my favourite charecter ends up being homophobic, and the first time you read that you're like WHAT, WHY, HOW? (ie, the charecters in this book evoke a strong emotional reaction)

dancing on my grave (adian chambers) is painful but great. i guess it's a bit out of date, originally published in 1986. but i really liked it, if you can like your heart being torn into bits.

Date: 2008-09-29 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
oh wow! HI!!!!!!! I'm rubbish at names so I'm very glad that you reminded me.

I'm definitely going to have to check out those books! I'm really in need of new reading materials so they're going on the list for the library!

If you're coming to Azkatraz, I'm definitely going to organize a Deamus get together so I'll expect to see you there *mock glare*.

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