Review

Banned Books Week and Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Fiction, General Discussions, LGBTQIA, Review, The Blog | 1 comment

Banned Books Week and Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden by Holly Kench This week is Banned Books Week in the US. In Australia, we don’t have quite the censorship problem that seems rife in the States. Although some censorship does occur, for example I’m aware some of our Catholic schools put limitations on books which include safe sex practices, it doesn’t extend so far as the school library censorship in the US. You can find a list of the top challenged books in the US for 2011, and the reasons, here. I’ve always found the idea of book banning and censorship quite...

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When nearly isn’t enough.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in General Discussions, LGBTQIA, Review, The Blog | 0 comments

The following is a book review I’ve decided to reblog from my personal blog. It is not about an inclusive text, but it leads to a discussion about minority visibility. My thoughts behind this post and some of the discussion that followed it were part of what pushed me to make Visibility Fiction happen. I’d love to know your thoughts. —————— Book Review: “The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group” by Catherine Jinks; or A Werewolf’s Coming Out. I’ve been looking forward to reading “The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group” for a while now. I really enjoyed...

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – Book Review

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, General Discussions, Review, The Blog | 3 comments

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – Book Review by Holly Kench This week I realised I now have the perfect excuse to rave about one of my favourite book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, as if I needed an excuse. I love the Percy Jackson books SO MUCH! Like many people with disabilities that impact their ability to read print, I listened to the Percy Jackson series on audiobook. These are read by Jesse Bernstein who really does a great job of narrating Riordan’s stories. I also enjoyed the film adaptation, though it doesn’t begin to do credit...

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