Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media – Booktube SFF Awards Babbles Crossover Topic!
— This month’s babbles crossover topic involves our favorite SFF outside of books (like movies, tv shows, games, anime, etc.)
As a challenge to myself, I will be naming at least one title for each media category mentioned in the prompt; movie, TV show, game, and anime or cartoon.
AUTHOR: Octavia Butler
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Dana is a black woman living in the 1970s happily married to Kevin (who’s white), when she’s suddenly transported to the antebellum south in Maryland.
GENRE: Science Fiction | Historical Fiction | Neo-Slave Narrative
NOTE: Not for younger readers because it had several scenes depicting violence, mention of rape, and frequent use of the N word.
So this is an issue close and dear to my heart because it is something I continue to struggle with personally, and I’m not even talking about representation in media. I saw Ariel Bisset’s tag on YouTube (whose videos I adore), and I want to give it a try.
This tag was started by Iris Moon, which you can check out here!
TITLE: Maybe Someday
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When Sydney finds out her boyfriend and best friend are backstabbing bitches, she moves out and gets to know her guitar playing neighbor.
GENRE: New Adult | Romance | Contemporary
NOTE: There are two sequels to this story; Maybe Not and Maybe Now. One is a novella and the other is a full length sequel that can be read on Wattpad.
TITLE: Almost Midnight
AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell
ILLUSTRATOR: Simini Blocker
GENRE: Contemporary | Romance | Young Adult
NOTE: This is a short story collection comprising of “Midnights” and “Kindred Spirits”.
I am a feminist. I believe in the equal gender rights. I believe in the rights of women to choose and dictate their own decisions over their bodies any way they see fit. Do I like men? Yes I do. Do I like to wear dresses and be “feminine”? Yes I do. I enjoy being a woman. We’ve come a long way but there’s still a long way to go.
For International Women’s Day, I want to talk about some of the feminist books I’ve read. Some of the books on here are great, others not so great, but I do think they’re important when we talk about women’s roles and feminism.
Disclaimer: I haven’t read every single book on feminism. The ones I have put on this list are the ones I’ve actually read. If you have recommendations, I would love to read about them in the comments below.
Books You Disliked but Love to Discuss
Some books we disliked or they were just okay, but they still have a lot of discussion points to sink your teeth into.
This was actually a topic from January of this year, but I skipped it at the time because nothing came to mind… until the other night when the answers came to mind. Then I saw the list for March where the first topic is a freebie and I had to do this one.
These are books, movies, and TV shows, that I have major problems with and I am vocal about them. I’ve talked about most of them extensively so they shouldn’t be much of a surprise if you’ve been following my blog for a while.