Three Quick (Happy) Things!

Written by Natalie Luhrs

I'm a lifelong geek with a passion for books and social justice. And I give absolutely no fucks.

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June 3, 2014

I don’t generally do promotional posts here, but I would like to take a minute to mention three things that I think are pretty awesome. I’m not being financially compensated for these mentions but I did receive a review copy of a book.

In For a Penny

First, Rose Lerner’s In For a Penny is being re-released today!  I loved this book and am so happy it’s found a new publisher.  Lerner’s having a pretty spiffy looking giveaway to celebrate, too. I’m also looking forward to getting my hands on A Lily Among Thorns when it’s re-released in September, as well.

Sweet Disorder

I also recently read Lerner’s newest book, Sweet Disorder, and liked it quite a bit (disclosure: I received a review copy from the author and we are friendly on social media)–I love Phoebe and Nick so much and, much like In For a Penny, this book deals with class differences and how the protagonists have to work their way through that–and some other conflicts–on their way to what I hope is a happily ever after.  The secondary characters are also wonderful.  I’m just thrilled that Lerner’s books are all going to be available again. And with such pretty covers, too!


The second thing is that my friend Hanne Blank is raising money for a project called 52 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever! It’s not a diet or exercise program (although there may be recipes and interesting ways to move one’s body involved) but instead it’s a weekly newsletter for an entire year about radical body acceptance and it’s going to be awesome.  Hanne is a tremendous force for good in this world and I’m really excited about it.  Way more info to be found on the Indiegogo page!

And finally! My dear friend Fran Wilde has a delightfully creepy story about food and love in Daily Science Fiction today: “Nine Dishes on the Cusp of Love”. I love this story so much and I’m so glad it found a home. Go read!

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