I went to the local Barnes & Noble bookstore tonight to order Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote and had the luck that the bookstore had been overrun by a local kids band that was playing Christmas carols on the platform of the magazine section. They had the place completely mobbed. I did, however, manage to get the book ordered and should be getting a call from the store in a few days when it’s in for me to pick it up. I’m looking forward to reading this new book by Ivan. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the other books written by Ivan and can’t say enough about them.
Most recently I read Stilettos & Steel by Jeri Estes, which was one of my all time favorite books! It’s a Butch/femme romance and action book. Set in the 60’s in San Franscisco complete with mob influence and seedy nightlife. I found it to be a very easy and quick read. Although it could have had a bit more sex, still it was really good and kept me quite interested from beginning to end. The book is based on a true story and Jeri Estes really brings it!
I am always on the lookout for new books to read, especially about the LGBT culture and stories of living in our community. I feel like they are becoming harder and harder to find as the internet takes over our visual fields and minds. When was the last time you read a good book? I mean really sat down and read it from front to back? I know that before Stilettos & Steel it had been quite a while for me. I pick up my daily reading now from my laptop, like most other people today. I tend to look to people like Cleis Publishing – who publish a wide variety of books from LGBT authors – for most of my reading list.
What is on your reading list? Have you read any good books that you can recommend?