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.


Howdy folks and friends! For the next couple of weeks, expect to see a lot more reviews of urban fantasy novels or series (with the occasional paranormal romance thrown in because that’s how I roll). Following my graduation, I had … Continue reading

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Too White Bread for This Shit: Race and Racism in Laurell K Hamilton’s Urban Fantasy Series

“I’m so white-bread, if you cut me I’d bleed bleached flour! I have no ethnicity to me, and I’ve always wanted some.” – Laurell K. Hamilton in an interview excerpted from Locus Magazine. I’ve been reading Laurell K. Hamilton’s urban … Continue reading

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Stitch Does Stuff In August

July was hecking busy and I didn’t get a ton of work done. What sucks is that August is going to be intense and busy because I’m increasing the intensity of my job hunt and the moment I get hired, … Continue reading

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Lucky – Black Panther Drabble

Note: Obvious spoilers for Infinity War. Nakia receives word of T’challa’s death. At first, Nakia thinks that she is one of the lucky ones.

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A to Z Bookish Tag

I was in the mood to do something fun and this book tag seemed like just the thing! You can find the original over at The Perpetual Page-Turner! Author you’ve read the most books from: Nalini Singh, hands down. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Great Big Anita Blake Reread: Bloody Bones

For this installment of my reread series, I’ll be changing up the format in order to look at “The Good”, “The Bad”, and “The Just Plain Borked” parts of the novel. If this all goes well, this will be what … Continue reading

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[Stitch Likes Stuff] Justice League (2017)

I know, I know. It’s absolutely unexpected. However, I just watched Justice League on HBO and I think it’s my favorite DCEU movie. Sure, Wonder Woman is still pretty great and it’s definitely my current second favorite, but Justice League blew me out of the … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: (Not-So) Sexy Slavefic

Note: before we get into this piece, note that I am coming from this position as a queer Black person who has, in the past, purposefully read and written stories of the kind I am talking about in this piece. … Continue reading

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[Small Stitch Reviews] Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport

BUY HERE I stayed up until 2AM reading this book. It’s good. Generation ships are a staple in the science fiction genre, with the theme showing up across the genre for decades with vary levels of success. The idea of a … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Some Complicated Feelings About Rose Tico’s Characterization

“Poe, this will save the fleet and save Rey,” Finn said. “We have to do it.” Rey Rey Rey. Rose really wanted to stun him again. –— From Jason Fry’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization One of my biggest issues … Continue reading

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