February has arrived and that means it’s the month of love!
Saturdays are when we round up all the sapphic book news from the previous week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal lesfic directory! After all, we know the weekend is when so many of us are able to unwind for a minute and want to get lost in a good book. What could be better?
It’s a miserable winter weekend in Massachusetts, and both TB and Miranda are holing up at home to read. TB is nearly done listening to sapphic audiobook hit, Something to Talk About. Miranda, who has finished both Mistakes Were Made and Delilah Green Doesn’t Care this week, is hoping to get through Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail before it’s back to the grindstone Monday morning.
If you don’t know which women-loving-women book to dig into this weekend, check out the BookFinder. There are over 2,700 books in the database, so odds are we have something you haven’t read yet. Or just amuse yourself by entering wacky combinations to see if anyone has written the book. How about a Magical Realism book with Time Travel? There’s exactly one of those in our database. See if you can find it!
Without further ado, let’s get to all the sapphic book news from this past week!
Here are the links for this week’s posts:
All About the Books
Join authors as they showcase their new release in a fun and engaging way. Click on each image for a behind the scenes peek!
This is Gus- my adorable adventurous sphynx. Submitted by LC, a reader.
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Have you read The Woman Who Climbed a Mountain yet? Get it here!
TB loves exploring places near and far, so we’ve created a weekly game where TB goes on an adventure, snaps some photos, and then lets you guess her location.
To answer last week’s mystery, 31% of you were right. Miranda and I visited Quechee Gorge in Vermont. Also, 40% of you guessed I nearly fell in when Miranda took her eyes off me. I’m glad to report this didn’t happen, but she did turn her head for a moment, and I ended up taking the wrong path. She had to call my name to get me back onto the right path. She probably got some strange looks from people as she called out, “Where are you, TB?”
Now for this week’s guessing game.
Miranda wasn’t available last weekend, meaning TB had to venture out on her own. She headed to Concord, a place she goes to a lot. She figured not as much would go wrong that way. While the day wasn’t without any incident (she arrived 1 minute after her favorite place stopped serving breakfast), TB did make it home safe and sound.
Unfortunately, TB wasn’t able to explore a certain area as much as she wanted because “Dike Path” (actual name) wasn’t passable. It made TB giggle like a little kid every time one of the hikers warned her dike path was flooded. See photo of the waterlogged path below.
Here are some facts about the hiking spot TB could only partially visit.
1. It’s a river wetlands conservation area, spanning from the towns of Billerica, Massachusetts (downstream) to Wayland, Massachusetts (upstream).
2. It runs along two rivers: Concord River and Sudbury River.
3. More than 80 percent of the refuge’s 3,600 acres is freshwater wetlands.
4. The area used to be inhabited by Indigenous peoples including, the Nipmuc, Pawtucket, Wampanoag and Susquehanna Tribes.
5. Samuel Hoar, in 1928, bought some of the land in the area, constructing dams and dikes to keep the water in the marshes, making it ideal for a waterfowl habitat. In 1944 he donated it to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Now for some of TB’s photos.
Time to vote where TB tried to stroll.
Polls are open until Feb 9 and the answer will be revealed on Saturday, Feb 11.
Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!
Miranda & TB