Author Archives: Zina

About Zina

Zina writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.

[Book Review] The House of Binding Thorns (Dominion of the Fallen #2)

Title: The House of Binding Thorns (Dominion of the Fallen #2) Author: Aliette de Bodard (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre: Fantasy,  Angels & Demons, Political Drama, Vietnamese Mythology/Culture Release Date: April 4, 2017 Publisher: Ace Order at: AMAZON | BARNES AND … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture by Camilla Fojas

Title: Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture Author: Camilla Fojas Rating: Your Cup of Tea Maybe? Genre: Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Media Criticism, Race/Racism Release Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: University of Illinois Press Order at: … Continue reading

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Breaking and Entering – Original Fiction

Notes: This original fantasy (almost romance) story has been in the works for a LONG time and I’m happy that I can finally share it with you all! The gorgeous art pieces in this post are all parts of a commission … Continue reading

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I was supposed to announced the giveaway winner yesterday along with posting the next giveaway but life is happening too fast. I’m basically back to work and stuck balancing a ton of coursework due like…now. Argh.  Once I finish responding … Continue reading

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Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties: Claire Temple

Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties is an essay series that will look closely at the portrayals of female characters of color by actresses of color in Marvel’s various franchises. I was inspired by the fact that a … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Insight by Santino Hassell

Title: Insight (The Community #1) Author: Santino Hassell (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Urban Fantasy, Psychics, Queer Romance/Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Suspense/Mystery Release Date: March 13, 2017 Publisher: Riptide Publishing Order Here: RIPTIDE PUBLISHING Note: I received a free copy of … Continue reading

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Giveaway Post #1 – Strange Special Interests

This is the first of several giveaway posts meant to celebrate the second anniversary of my website and share the things I’ve been focused on this past year. I have a ton of strange special interests. For the past six … Continue reading

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[Stitch Links to Stuff] Joyful Reads

Joyful Reads is the brainchild of blogger Kristen Carter. A book subscription service in its infancy, Joyful Reads will serve the purpose of gettng diverse Young Adult literature into the hands of teenage and young adult readers. This is a … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon

Title: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture Author: Glen Weldon (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Nonfiction, Batman, Comic Book Release Date: March 22, 2016 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Order Here: AMAZON  (PAPERBACK)| AMAZON (KINDLE)  Note: This review was originally written for a graduate level course … Continue reading

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Updates for Upcoming Writing

One problem with grad school is that there’s only so much I can do to get my academic and nerdy interests to collide. As a full-time grad student and a freelance, my output here has plummeted because I’m busy trying … Continue reading

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