Anyone interested in reading or reccing some Asian American and/or queer-themed books and movies this summer?
Last year, it finally dawned on me that I was using my fannish journal for all sorts of other RL purposes--one of which was to collect book and movie recommendations from you folks, who always have good ideas about what to read or watch next. Last May, on an impulse, I posted a week's worth of APA book and movie recs on my journal, creatively calling it Asian American Recs Week. Then--because that was fun, but it's always more fun to do things with friends--a group of about twenty of us posted LGBTQ-themed recs throughout the month of June at lgbtq_recs.
Anyone interested in reviving these recs this year? I'm posting a poll here to see if 1) anyone's interested in reading along and/or 2) if you'd like to sign up to make some recs yourself. It would be relatively low-key--if you know of some books or movies* you'd like to point out, you'd sign up to post a link and short description on a certain date--no obligations beyond that.
Let me know what you think. I posted some extra questions on the APA front, since I thought we might be interested in expanding it somehow--to include British and Canadian themes, for instance. Suggestions welcome. I'm excited to see 50books_poc going strong this year, but I thought there might be interest in something focused on the Asian experience this month. [ETA: check out APAHM on IJ this month for posts celebrating Asian or Pacific Islander descended characters and/or actors in sf/f fandom.]
Please link or promote this on your journal, if you're interested! My journal's been quiet lately, so any help in getting the word out would be welcome. Also, if anyone's interested in helping organize, I'd be grateful for assistance...