Series: The REadWind

The REadWind: Empress of the World

The REadWind series gets contributors to re-read the books they haven’t read in years and self-reflect. The goal is to explore how the contributors’ growth as a person plays a role in their experience in revisiting the book. Do they still like/hate it? How has it changed? Why? We ask the contributors to for a small blurb of what they remember and how they felt about the book before they start re-reading. Before Up until recently, parents did not want to confront the subject of queerness. When their children inevitably found out about queer people, they usually swept it under...

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The REadWind: Alanna: The First Adventure

The REadWind series gets contributors to re-read the books they haven’t read in years and self-reflect. The goal is to explore how the contributors’ growth as a person plays a role in their experience in revisiting the book. Do they still like/hate it? How has it changed? Why? We ask the contributors to for a small blurb of what they remember and how they felt about the book before they start re-reading. Before I started reading The Song of the Lioness when I was around eleven, which was a super difficult time for me. My dad was moving away (which...

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The REadWind: Mary Anne Saves The Day

The REadWind series gets contributors to re-read the books they haven’t read in years and self-reflect. The goal is to explore how the contributors’ growth as a person plays a role in their experience in revisiting the book. Do they still like/hate it? How has it changed? Why? Growing up, my mother ran a small daycare out of our basement, with anywhere from two to ten kids (usually pairs of siblings) as charges. Kids would come by, before or after school, until it was either time to head off to class that day, or time for their parents to...

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