Gender Symbols Sexism

Discourse, Disappointment, and the Death By a Thousand Cuts

If you’re reading this you’ve probably heard all about the recent controversy surrounding Andrew Smith, the popular YA author of The Alex Crow, and comments he made to Vice in an interview a couple of weeks ago. A huge (well, at least on the internet) hullabaloo broke out over the interview, with some decrying Smith’s comments as sexist and others applauding him for his honesty….

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Giveaway: Literary Drinkware from Gone Reading

It’s time for another giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive a drinkware item of their choice from Gone Reading, a company that sells a variety of bookish accessories and novelty items. Coffee drinkers will enjoy the selection of beautiful mugs on offer and tea aficionados can choose from two different styles of teacups with book-shaped…

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19 Book to Movie Adaptations Hitting Theaters In 2015

It’s a book and film lover’s dream! By my count thirty books have been made into movies that will be released this calendar year. Here are the nineteen that have yet to come out in theaters: Cinderella Continuing Disney’s recent live action remake trend, Cinderella is, of course, loosely based on the European folktale immortalized by the Brothers Grimm. This…

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Beauty and the Beast Casting Analysis

Disney has been on a live action remake kick for a while now and Beauty and the Beast is its latest victim…er, project. Maleficent was first, and despite the bad reviews I have to say I actually enjoyed that one. Any movie where Angelina Jolie plays a cheekboney super villain is cool with me. I also like the fact…

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Emma by Jane Austen Folio Society Edition

The Folio Society’s New Illustrated Edition of Emma by Jane Austen

Great news for book collectors and Jane Austen fanatics: The Folio Society has just released a brand new illustrated and slipcased edition of Emma! The book is bound in gorgeous metallic cloth and is roughly the same height as the recently published editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. They’ll look great on your bookshelf together! Fay Weldon wrote the introduction…

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A Crash, Cults & Consequences: An Interview with Christa Parrish

I recently did an interview with Christian fiction author Christa Parrish for Novel Crossing. We chatted about her publishing  journey, the heavy themes explored in some of her novels, and her new book, Still Life. You can read the full interview here.

The One Ring

Texas Student Suspended for Lord of the Rings ‘Terroristic Threat’

Last week The New York Daily News reported that a nine-year-old public school student in Kermit, Texas was suspended for making a “terroristic threat.”1 Now I know what you’re thinking and you’re right. Despite the fact that it is technically grammatically correct, the “–istic” in “terroristic” sounds completely superfluous and should never be uttered aloud. You might…

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Wuthering Heights Soap

7 Literary Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties! Say thank you to your book loving hostess (or host) with a thoughtful literary gift. 1. Christmas Books Of course the best kind of literary gift is a book! A beautiful slipcased volume of Dickens’ Christmas tales from The Folio Society is sure to impress at an upscale party. For more casual parties try…

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Folio Society Withering Heights and Jane Eyre

The Folio Society Gives the Brontë Sisters a Facelift

The Folio Society has released beautiful (and matching!) new editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights just in time for Christmas. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I am a huge fan of the printed book. The problem is that most printed books today are either cheaply bound or ridiculously expensive leather-bound…

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