Literature

Authors, Your Vegan Characters Do Not Have to Be Stereotypes

Have you read a book (or watched a movie/show) lately that featured a vegan or vegetarian side character? Did you notice how they were characterized? Were they friendly? Or did they feel like an exaggerated version? Here’s the thing: vegans have a bad reputation. It’s sad, but it’s true. We’re obnoxious, we push our beliefs… Continue reading Authors, Your Vegan Characters Do Not Have to Be Stereotypes

Literature · Reviews

REVIEW: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Title: HerlandAuthor: Charlotte Perkins GilmanPublication: 1915Rating: 2.75/5 starsCW/TW: mentions of rape/sexual assaultNotes: Vegan Book Club's April 2021 group read A meat-free society with no men? Huh, I can’t imagine why anyone would consider that a utopia! When Charlotte Perkins Gilman had something to say, she did not pull any punches. This is true for her… Continue reading REVIEW: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Literature · Writing

READ VEGAN: A Zine For and By Vegan Readers

At Vegan Book Club, our unofficial motto is “read vegan.” That’s why I created the community anyway: to provide a space where plant-based bookworms from around the world could come together and read and discuss vegan-related and animal-friendly books (or anything else, really). Being vegan (or vegetarian, for that matter) isn’t as weird as it… Continue reading READ VEGAN: A Zine For and By Vegan Readers

Literature

REVIEW: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

"What is so special about the form of consciousness that we recognize that makes killing a bearer of it a crime while killing an animal goes unpunished?" Title: Elizabeth CostelloAuthor: J.M. CoetzeePublication: 2003Rating: 2/5 starsCW/TW: N/ANotes: Vegan Book Club‘s January 2020 group read Elizabeth Costello. Writer. Vegetarian. Mother. Grandmother. Sister. These are the titles that are arguably… Continue reading REVIEW: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

Literature

REVIEW: The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel

“Like any other person, Léa had her own strengths, a potential that she alone could tap into, the ability to create something unique, even if on a modest scale, and nobody on earth would detract her from this goal.” Title: The Green and the RedAuthor: Armand Chauvel; Elisabeth Lyman (translator)Publication: 2014Rating: 2.5/5 starsCW/TW: N/ANotes: Vegan… Continue reading REVIEW: The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel