Hi, lovelies. Here’s my month in books, movies, and television.
In Nothing But the Rain by Naomi Salman, a small town is isolated from the rest of the world after it’s discovered that coming into contact with water begins to erase a person’s memories. By keeping a journal and tracking her actions, Laverne struggles to hold onto herself and survive in a world in which overexposure to water can wash away a person’s ability to even function and feed themselves.
This is a melancholy read, focusing on solitude in the wake of a quiet apocalypse, questioning whether it’s better to sit back and accept the fate or struggle forward into a new future (and what that might cost).
Melanie Gillman’s Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales is a lovely collection of graphic stories, in which mermaids, princesses, knights, barmaids, and old women take center stage. These tales come from a place of kindness and compassion, showing alternative means of ways to get to a happily every after.
In addition, the stories are presented with pastel infused artwork that brings an extra layer of beauty and softness to the tales. I really enjoyed this collection.