Sunday, January 10, 2010
GLBT January mini-challenge
GLBT Challenge has issued its first mini-challenge which is to write a paragraph or two on why this challenge and/or this issue is important to you. Honestly, I'm not sure what to say. I originally signed up for last year's challenge to learn something new and I enjoyed what I read so much that I wanted to do it again. I read some fluffy books (The Straight Road to Kylie) and some books that touched on serious issues, like parental rights over a child of a lesbian couple (Between Mom and Jo). And I thought that the exploration of the different aspects of a gay person's life were interesting. There are so many facets and consequences of coming out and some books handle it so well. So as I'm trying to move out of my reading niches and explore more genres, I found that GLBT books were so varied and yet so much like "straight" reading, but touched on issues that those books can't. And there are so many great GLBT books that I haven't read yet so I guess that's what this is important to me.