The Delicate* Feminism of Jane Austen

The title of this post comes from a comment by TikTok user @dramaticsonglyrics on one of my recent videos. I had never heard this phrase before, but thought for sure it must be from a famous quote. But strategic googling shows that, no, in fact, it is not very common. The phrase "delicate feminism" got … Continue reading The Delicate* Feminism of Jane Austen

Jane Austen, Mother of Dragons: A Lady’s Influence in Modern Speculative Fiction

If I could only describe my reading taste in two terms, they would be "Jane Austen" and "fantasy." This is a totally hypothetical and unlikely scenario, but the point is that I love Jane Austen and I love fantasy fiction, almost (well, not really, I'd say about half-way) to the exclusion of any other reading … Continue reading Jane Austen, Mother of Dragons: A Lady’s Influence in Modern Speculative Fiction

My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color

December is fast approaching, and with it my Austen-tatious Readathon! A few of the prompts are actually things to watch rather than read, and one of them is an Austen adaptation starring BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) actors. If you are planning to participate, I've collected a few of my favorites here! Pride … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Jane Austen Adaptations Starring Actors of Color

Want to Try Afrofuturism? Start With the “War Girls” Series

Thanks to Penguin Teen for providing me with an advance reader's copy of Rebel Sisters, which I review in this post. As a somewhat new reader of Afrofuturism, I'm always excited to discover new-to-me authors and approaches to the genre. I guess my introduction to Afrofuturism was technically Nancy Farmer's middle grade novel The Ear, … Continue reading Want to Try Afrofuturism? Start With the “War Girls” Series