Sunday, January 10, 2010

GLBT January mini-challenge

So the 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.


  1. That reason is definitely worth it. And you've introduced me to some great books.

  2. Lovely reason. I love GLBT books so I hope you can find some new stories to read this year that you fall in love with. I still need to read Between Mom and Jo. This year I hope. It looks great.


  3. I wish not concur on it. I over precise post. Especially the title-deed attracted me to review the whole story.

  4. That sounds like a good reason to me. I look forward to seeing what you read this year!


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