This is a reading journal created as part of my final project for LIS 9382 - Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library.
Based on concepts popularized by Joyce Saricks (2005) and Nancy Pearl, appeal is a way of looking at reading.
This is the only one of the three books I read for my Readers' Advisory genre assignment that I would have read for pleasure.
As a former bookseller, a feminist, and someone who's intensely frustrated at mainstream misunderstandings about BDSM, the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy has basically made me die a little inside.
This was a re-read for me, of a book that is easily one of the top five most important books I've ever read.
I completely love it when I find academic studies of "non-academic" or subculture things that are important to me.
I first read part of In a Queer Time and Place (the chapter titled "The Brandon Archive") in The Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader.
I became aware of this book because my brother, Josh Morrison, has an essay published within it.
This reader came from the same genesis as the Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium.
My feminism runs toward the more radical, in a lot of ways.
Industrial music is hard to define, so I really don't bother trying. (If you want to start a flame war on an industrial music forum, ask if Marilyn Manson counts as industrial music. Have your marshmallows on hand.)
Weirdly enough, I'm not actually super fond of the movie Cabaret.
This is one of the very first books I read in 2015, and it had a huge impact on me.