More Fun Than a Horror Movie (QR 040)

August 2, 2022

With COVID behind her, we welcome Tara back to the land of the living (sorry, it’s a bit of a mess right now) and catch up with Kris who is back with Brit Ryder’s award from GCLS (thief!). There’s tons to catch up on!

We revisit a tale of sisterly abuse, which Tara claims is the best story she’s ever heard, minus the living-with-trauma bits. For some reason, the evil presence of Subway’s Jared is invoked, but don’t worry, we hold it down with catching up on Drag Race and recommending two, count ’em, two books!

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Official Recommendations

This week, Kris brings us two-time Goldie Award winner, Changing Majors by Ana Hartnett Reichardt. It’s a story about going off to college, thinking you’ll end up one way and discovering, welp, you’re going in a whole different direction. Kris loves the writing on this one, even if it is — gasp — first person present tense. It works, y’know?

Tara’s love of ice queens and the rich girl/poor girl trope strikes again with The Delicate Things We Make by Milena McKay. Journalist Jamie lands the assignment of a lifetime when she’s tasked with discovering the secret identity behind the elusive artist DeVor. Turns out, she discovers more than what she signed up for when she falls in love with none other than DeVor herself. Tara loves this one, between the tension, mutual obsession, and exploration of ethics and social issues. It’s a hard recommend from one of our two self-described softies.

Works/People Discussed

  • The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS)
  • The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season Five (CBC)
  • Alone (History Channel)
  • The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season Seven
  • Drag Race Canada Season Three
  • Queer Eye Season Six
  • Queer Eye Germany
  • It Started With a Kiss by Clare Lydon
  • Dead Letters from Paradise by Ann McMan
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