Omgosh what a mind blowing book. I read The Prey of Gods early November over two days and I adored it. A bit magical realism, a bit black futurism, a big chunk sci fi, broiling with queer characters and POC and bots and gods and engineered superbeasts. It was a wild ride and I really […]Read more "The Prey of Gods, Discussion and Review"
I can’t believe I am announcing the book for December. Readers, this is huge. December will be our 8th month in a row of Bookclub Hexlibris. It has really become a pattern for me, and a way to start of the month. Jumping into the book as soon as I can and enjoying a book […]Read more "December BookClub Hexlibris and various important announcements."
The Monstrous Feminine is a concept I instantly clawed to when studying genre lit in 2017. The way emerging feminism was transformed in narratives to be monstrous women, and how queer people were also embroiled in this. Horror always felt queer, and femme to me. From a young age I adored horror and gothic, darkness […]Read more "Queer Horror and Femme Horror, diversify your frights."
Wow yes I am making the book announcement right in the middle of the month for once. Congratulations Ekho, your shit is organised. Novembers read for Bookclub Hexlibris is The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden. It is set in the future of South Africa, full of AIs, robots, deities and magic. A sci fi […]Read more "Bookclub Hexlibris in Novemeber"
Hi peeps, if you follow me on Bookstagram you will know already all about my Middle Earth Road Trip Readathon. The readathon goes all November long with 10 prompts. Each prompt is pretty open but helps you knock a book off your to-be-read. If you are a bibliophile book hoarder like me than you most […]Read more "Middle Earth Road Trip Readathon, everything you need to know about the November long fun."
Well this is pretty late, although I try to post these the end of each month I am about 2 weeks behind due to exam block and uni. September’s read for Bookclub Hexlibris was Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. It was a total breath of fresh air in regards to action packed supernatural literature. […]Read more "Trail of Lightning, Discussion Post."
Is the title enough of a hint for the few of you guessing what the book might be? The Devourers by Indra Das was one of my favourite books of 2017. Own voice, it deals with queer and fluid identities in a South Asia setting, while being a harrowing and kickarse horror novel. Filled with […]Read more "October read for Bookclub Hexlibris, from beneath you it Devours"