Hello! Welcome to Joss/Arden. “Legit” posts will only appear here sporadically as the need arises. Instead, the purpose of Joss/Arden is to serve as a central hub for my online activities; it’s the place I plan on pointing people to where they can learn more about me and my online presence. The most recent blog posts can be seen in the sidebar to the right.
First, a bit about me.
I’m Joss Arden, or just Joss. In the interest of full disclosure, that’s a pseudonym. I’m a woman in my late 20s living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. I identify as a fat, disabled, queer feminist who’s trying to better understand what those labels mean. Some of my interests include reading, knitting, learning and live theatre. I have a BA in history and am hoping to continue my education.
I blog. A lot.
Besides this site, I have two self-hosted wordpress blogs.
is my book blog. I admit, it’s gone through a couple name changes (sorry about the confusion). Here I discuss everything from YA fiction to history to biographies and beyond. I’m guess I’m a bit of an eclectic reader.
is my newest blog. I’ve been trying out some science fiction and fantasy TV shows and found I wanted to discuss them. Since I don’t know very many people who like the same shows I do, I decided to start blogging about them. I see this as an exploration into geek culture and hope to expand the scope to other things, such as video games, when the time permits.
is a weekly podcast dealing with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
I also have a presence on tumblr. I post random things on my personal tumblr and both GeekishTV and BookishlyMe have corresponding tumblrs. I also have a twitter account, where I sometimes liveblog books or TV shows.