This fortnight we’re discussing Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, one of the most intersectional books we’ve read yet! We talked about the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and colonialism. We chatted about shipping, impostor syndrome, and many many other things. We adored this book, and we can’t wait to see what Justina Ireland has in store for us next!


As always, we had a bunch of things we talked about, and you can find that information in the show notes below (these may be our longest show notes yet!). Justina Ireland also provided a list of book resources, and those are also listed below.

Let’s start with the resources Justina Ireland mentioned:

And now the many things we mentioned throughout the episode:


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The Midyear Book Freak Out – Scones & Tomes · June 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

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