1. #RomBlLove has started and today's theme of musicians is a particular reading fave of mine. (Spoiler, I may be making my participation a little more official this year.)
2. I read Carmen Maria Machado's In the Dream House, and found it at times lyrical, at times educational, but one thing it isn't is sexy. It's a book that is honest about how the things we want and love are also sometimes not healthy for us, for sure. But it is unequivocally a book about an abusive relationship. Machado writes about how the message that relationships that are great at times can also be awful is important for teens, and that keeping the book away from high schoolers won't save them from learning that dildos exist.
3. As a fan of tricolor cats in all their variations, I was fascinated to discover that calico lobsters exist. Spoiler: Freckles does not get eaten.