Talking to Vec about books reminded me that I have like. A file somewhere with a bunch of notes about how to re-write David Eddings’ Belgariad and Malloreon books so that everything was 1) significantly more queer, 2) significantly less gross-colonialist-exotifying bullshit, 3) made way more sense in terms of plot.
And now I’m thinking about Xe’Nedra, the non-binary Prinxex of the Dryads, and how xe and xyr wife Belgarion dismantle the monarchy that she was supposed to inherit, and sighing dreamily.
I got tagged by optimisticduelist !
In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag some friends and make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
Here are mine, in no particular order:
1. N.P. by Banana Yoshimoto
2. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
3. Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto
4. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
5. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner
6. Her Sister’s Eye by Vivienne Cleven
7. The Lesbian Body by Monique Wittig
8. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
9. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
10. Belonging by bell hooks