Macmillan

931. Millicent Bulstrode and Ernie Macmillan became best friends in fifth year after Ernie stopped some younger students making fun of Millicent for her size. They kept their friendship secret so that Millicent could help pass information on the Inquisitorial Squad to the DA; she was the one who tipped off Dobby about the raid on the Room of Requirement. They remained best friends for life.
Halt and Catch Fire S3 - Tidbits

In episode 2, when Ryan walks into Joe’s office and Joe turns the monitor around to show him the schedule that he had hacked, it’s definitely on a PC.

But a few moments later there’s a “ding” in the background, just as Joe is saying to Ryan, “What makes you think I know what I’m looking for?” 

And when Joe turns his chair around to read the message, we can see clearly that the machine he keeps behind his desk, where he seems to get important messages, is an Apple Macintosh.

It’s certainly not unusual for someone (especially in the tech industry) to have both a PC and a Mac, but I wonder if this is a subtle callback to the moment in “Up Helly Aa” (Season 1 Episode 9) when Joe first saw a MacIntosh and realized that it not only far surpassed their product, the Giant, but that this kind of breakthrough technology was exactly what he had wanted all along, without quite knowing what it was that he had been looking for. 

Or am I overthinking this? ;-)

Does it have a ribbon bookmark? Of course it does!

(UK edition of Summer Days and Summer Nights. Release date: June 2nd.)

TBRainbow Alert #2

For those of you who feel like you’ve already read every LGBTQIAP+ book in existence, not to worry – there’s plenty still to come! Every TBRainbow Alert will have a mix of five LGBTQIAP+ titles to make sure are on your radar, along with three reasons why you should know them. If you missed the first alert, you can check out those titles here. And now, a few more coming up in 2016!

Title: Fast Connection (July 11)
Authors: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassel
Genre/Category: Contemporary Romance
Rainbow details: m/m, both bi
Why put it on your radar?
1. This is the follow-up to Strong Signal, which was so hot my brain combusts just thinking about it.
2. Bi rep! In m/m!
3. Megan Erickson. Santino Hassel. Writing together. I mean, hi.

Title: Of Fire and Stars (November 22)
Author: Audrey Coulthurst
Genre/Category: YA Fantasy
Rainbow details: f/f – one lesbian, one bi
Why put it on your radar?
1. f/f Fantasy is one of the rarest things in YA, and if you’ve been desperately waiting for the answer to “What do I read after Ash?” Ta da!
2. Horses! If you are a horse person (as I know the author is), this book is seriously gonna be your jam.
3. Cute, hot, sexy…Coulthurst gets in all of it between Mare and Denna, and the thought of teen girls finally getting a romance this sweet between princess made me hug this book when I was done.

Title: A Darkly Beating Heart (October 4)
Author: Lindsay Smith
Genre/Category: YA Time-Travel Fantasy
Rainbow details: bi female MC
Why put it on your radar?
1. The code phrase for this book before it had an official title was “Angry Bisexual Japanese Revenge Fantasy.” If that’s not the best “Describe your book in 5 words” you’ve ever heard…
2. This is Smith’s first novel with a queer main character, but you may already know/love her from “City of Angels,” her contribution to A Tyranny of Petticoats, which featured a Native lesbian MC.
3. It’s so. Freaking. Good. Dark and brutal and raw and honest and compelling and page-turning and awesomely infused with Japanese culture/food/setting.

Title: Girl Mans Up (September 6)
Author: M-E Girard
Genre/Category: Contemporary YA
Rainbow details: butch lesbian MC
Why put it on your radar?
1. I honestly didn’t register how unheard this POV was in YA until I read the book, and I suspect it’ll be one lots will be grateful to finally see.
2. Gamer girls! Both the MC and LI!
3. I think this may also be the first Portuguese MC I’ve read in YA, and the book is heavily infused with culture and language.

Title: Not Your Sidekick (September 6)
Author: C.B. Lee
Genre/Category: YA Sci-Fi
Rainbow details: bi female MC
Why put it on your radar?
1. The main character is an intern. To a super villain. Like. Come on.
2. Queer girl of color by queer author of color! Queer girl of color by queer author of color!
3. I’ll just direct you back to that premise. I cannot imagine what else is needed here.

TBRainbow Alert #2 For those of you who feel like you’ve already read every LGBTQIAP+ book in existence, not to worry – there’s plenty still to come!
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