today at the bookstore i asked the lady working if she had any lgbtq books that i could check out and her eyes magnified in what i mistook as horror and i thought i had offended her and then she said “i have a bag of lesbian fiction in the basement i’ve been waiting for someone to finally ask” and she all but burst down the stairs to get them for me
"I have a bag of lesbian fiction in the basement" is my new go-to pickup line
One day I shall go through and actually tag all the shit I reblog.
Hi Tumblr! I’m Betsy Cornwell, and my first novel, Tides, just came out in paperback on April 1st. (The hardcover and ebook have been out since June but anyway PAPERBACCCKKK) It is clearly giveaway time, so I have a signed and personalized (I do rather awesome seal stick figure drawings) copy to give away here on Tumblr.
Tides is about selkies and oceans and familes and secrets, and it’s nominated for this year’s Bisexual Book Awards. You want lesbian mermaid(ish selkie)s? Tides has ‘em. Plus women rescuing each other, body positivity, cute nerd boys, and lots of the other things I always wish for when I read fairy tale retellings.
Here be the rules:
1. One reblog=one entry (reblog as many times as you like!)
2. must be following MEEEE (lady-adventurer) *
3. I will ship worldwide, I live in Ireland and the US-only giveaways pain me
4. Winner will be chosen by random number drawing
5. Winner will be announced on May 1st & will have 48 hours to respond to my “you win!” ask before someone else wins
6. I seriously appreciate everyone who helps me out by reblogging this and I will happily sign all y’all’s books if you send them to me
7. And we’re off!
My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.
The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)
But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.
Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.
so it was my brother’s thirteenth birthday today and he came home from school with this horror-struck expression on his face and came into my room and sort of just stood there
and i asked him “what’s wrong?”
and he said “MY GIRLFRIEND HUGGED ME AND SAID HAPPY BIRTHDAY”
and i was like “well that’s good isn’t it?”
and then he came closer and just whispered, really quietly “no you don’t understand i said happy birthday BACK”
im still laughing oH FUCK