An eBook Haul!

CrankyAutistic

So…I bought quite a lot of eBooks recently! Although, I think this is okay because they’re not taking up room in my small little bedroom and they’re helping to support marginalized authors (well, a majority of these are anyway). They were all fairly inexpensive, so it’s not a big loss if it turns out that I hate them.

Ida
Alison Evans

Ida can shift through parallel worlds and this allows her to take alternate paths. One day, she sees herself. This makes her wonder whether she really does have control over her abilities, and whether finding herself is worth losing what she had. It’s more than I would usually spend on an eBook, but I’ve heard really good things about this and I really like the concept of parallel worlds.

Children of Time
Adrian Tchaikovsky

I want to try and get into audiobooks, so I bought one alongside this one…

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White Rabbit Red Wolf by Tom Pollock 1 Minute Reviews

Little Hux Tales

It is rare that I read a book so far ahead of publication nowadays. I try to read things as they come out, so they get promotion around their launch into the world. But sometimes, some books creep into my head. After hearing Tom Pollock read an excerpt of the first chapter at the Walker YA preview event, I couldn’t hold back and I pried open my copy on the train home that night.

This book. THIS BOOK.

Sometimes I read a book that makes me feel so many emotions that I end up tweeting the author my feelings, with specific page references. I definitely sent Tom at least two of those, though I won’t repeat them because I want you to experience the plot hitting you like a truck.

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This is a twisty-turny thriller, heavily peppered with unreliable revelations that send the plot — and your brain — spiralling…

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Letter to My Representatives on Ableism and HR620 #HandsOffMyADA

Ryan Boren

Trumpism fuels ableist and eugenicist hate against neurodivergent and disabled people. Haters are emboldened by the GOP’s open and apparent hostility to disabled folks. These haters have heads full of myths installed by the politics of resentment. They spit these myths—propagated by Republican politicians and media—in our faces, oblivious to their own ignorance and fear.

HR620 further enshrines and promotes ableism via attacks on the ADA. Please stop doing this. Life is hard enough without constantly battling exclusion, hate, and misinformation. Accessibility is a grand social good and a powerful driver of innovation. Encourage it. My family and so many others would appreciate that. Everyone benefits from accessible design. We arguably wouldn’t have an internet if not for neurodivergent and disabled people creating accessible communication and collaboration (see the book NeuroTribes).

Disability is the most intersectional identity. Twelve years of hard-hitting Texas football contributed to my progressive disabilities. That’s…

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