Books



Review: Cynical rants of a singleton

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Mouth Open Story Jump Out is a bit of a ramble and a bit of a rant. It may be unpolished, but it’s funny, touching and well worth a read.




Review: The Yawhg or Co-Operative Gaming FTW

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Books, This and That

I found a review there for a new independent game that had just been released, The Yawhg. I’m hooked.




Queen Elizabeth II offers rare praise

Mar 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Queen Elizabeth shocked the LGBT community in England when she congratulated London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard on its 40th anniversary. It’s the first time she has publicly referred to the community.




Facing gender

Feb 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Is the expansion of gender identity selection on Facebook progress toward equality for the LGBT community or is it just a commercial gimmick?




Graphic sex

Jan 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, Sex Talk

The main subject of Oh Joy Sex Toy is sex toys tested and reviewed by Erika and her husband. If you’re interested in toys, this is definitely the comic for you, and even if you don’t have a lot of interest in them, the reviews are fun to read regardless as it’s friendly and oddly cute.




Nun Defies Vatican to Support Same Sex Marriage

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Books, Current Affairs, Featured

Sisters are doing it for themselves – thinking that is. Six years after the publishing of her book, Sister Margaret Farley is having to defend her opinions after the Catholic church’s watchdog group condemned it.




Who’s the fairest

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

It’s raining out, the summer is over and I am not a happy bunny. We all know that there’s nothing like a gorgeous woman to put a smile on your face. So here are six.




Review: Sunstone

Sep 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

Sunstone is a BDSM-themed web comic about a bunch of people both on and off the scene and their relationships with one anotherIt treads a really fine line between being an interesting and complex piece of work and being exploitative, stereotype-fuelled paintbrush pornography. So far it’s doing pretty well with complexity, probably helped by the fact that the creators are aware they are playing with fire.




Seamus Heaney passes away

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

Seamus Heaney, one of the best known Irish poets, passed away this morning after a short illness at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Marie.




When Women Were Warriors

Aug 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

A series of novels that follows the lives of the women of yesteryear who also happen to be dominant, strong and independent warriors? Hold on a second, I need to grab my Kindle!




€650 raised for Barretstown

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Books

Just one of the many reasons we at Gaelick Towers think Gaelick’s Webmaster is the awesomest of all awesome people. And it was a big birthday last week, so we want to mark it.




Review: Stud Life

Jul 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Books, Movies

You never really know what you’re going to get with films; it’s a deep-set fear of mine that, anticipating an LGBT classic with real depth and meaning, what I’ll actually find is some over-sexualised portrayal of a lesbian relationship. Not so with Stud Life.




The cost of crap television

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Books

RTE says it is a channel for the people, but RTE either does not know who the people are or it does not care.




Gay Theatre Festival

May 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Books, Out on the Town

Very quietly, May is creeping into our lives, and with it, the Dublin Gay Theatre festival. This has been an excellent festival in recent years and this year should be no exception.




Review: The Dark Cully’s Mistress

Apr 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

The Dark Cully’s Mistress, the latest release from author Shiralyn J Lee, is set it in grubby Victorian London seen through the eyes of one of London’s finest prostitutes, and protagonist of the novel, Annie Smith.




Comic Books for Girls – Offended?

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

Remember how a few months ago Cadburys invented chocolate for girls, and we rejoiced? Ladies, prepare to be overwhelmed, because Marvel and Hyperion have teamed up to bring us [drumroll, please]… Superheroes for girls!




Review: A Kick Against The Pricks

Jan 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Books

David Norris is often portrayed as a kind of Irish Political Marmite. Even within the Gay Community, there is a huge divide over whether or not he is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Civil Rights movement in this country, or a posh old idiot who should keep his mouth shut.

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