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September 1, 2013

Sunday Digest 01/09/2013

Bookish News I wasn’t big on Divergent by Veronica Roth (you can read about just how hard I DNF’d it here), but I am a big fan of Buzzfeed. Check out Buzzfeed’s list of things in the Divergent footage that will make you freak out. Ever heard of Story Bundle? Basically it’s a limited-time bundling site where …

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August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: LGBT

I’m always on the hunt for good LGBT fiction, especially about young people. David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing is coming out later this month, and I’m very excited for it (and very excited about Amazon’s current discount on the hardcover). I wasn’t the biggest fan of Levithan’s Boy Meets Boy, but it’s been ten years since he published …

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August 20, 2013

Things that Make Blogging Easier

I am beyond stoked for this week’s topic: Things that Make Blogging Easier. I put a lot of effort into staying organized and finding plugins/customizations that work for me, and I’m so glad for the chance to talk about them in this feature. 1. I invested in a fonts plugin from Code Canyon that allows …

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August 4, 2013

Sunday Digest 4/08/2013

Bookish News This past week on reddit, users were challenged to create horror stories using only two sentences. These were some of the best.  My favourite is about the boy under the bed. Spine-chillingly good. Disney is teaming up with Harvey Weinstein to make an Artemis Fowl movie. Putting this together is going to take …

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August 3, 2013

For My Children (12)

For My Children is a weekly feature on Read. Write. Discuss., in which I discuss particular books that I hope to either give to my children someday, or am currently preserving for when/if children come along. Since I don’t have any kids, this is all purely hypothetical for me. Some of you do have children, …

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August 2, 2013

Follow Friday

The weekly Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week’s question is: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through? I am not the powering-through sort, unless the book becomes dislikable only in the second half. It might have a great …

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July 27, 2013

For My Children (11)

For My Children is a weekly feature on Read. Write. Discuss., in which I discuss particular books that I hope to either give to my children someday, or am currently preserving for when/if children come along. Since I don’t have any kids, this is all purely hypothetical for me. Some of you do have children, …

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July 23, 2013

Top Ten Things that will Make Me Turn Down A Book

1. I absolutely hate it when the jacket copy begins with a rhetorical question. I think it’s a backhanded way of saying, “This is exactly what the character is going to do/face/think,” while simultaneously saying, “I think you have no imagination and need these obvious prompts in order to accept a fictional world.” I find …

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July 20, 2013

For My Children (10)

For My Children is a weekly feature on Read. Write. Discuss., in which I discuss particular books that I hope to either give to my children someday, or am currently preserving for when/if children come along. Since I don’t have any kids, this is all purely hypothetical for me. Some of you do have children, …

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July 7, 2013

Sunday Digest 07/07/2013

Bookish News I’ve been up to my eyeballs in production this week. Ottawa Arts Review is going to press next week, if all goes according to plan. I still have to do production for the ebook, but hopefully the next time I post about it, I’ll have details for the launch party. Our last issue launch at …

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