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"In Defense of Romance Novels; or, Imma Read What I Want"

“In Defense of Romance Novels; or, Imma Read What I Want”

At Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Elyse has some things to say about reading Romance. “In the end, it doesn’t matter what I read. It doesn’t even matter that I do read, quite frankly. What matters is that we live in a world where fiction aimed directly at women is perceived as garbage. That doesn’t say anything at all about me, it says a lot about what needs to change.”

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Finnish Weird / Suomikumma

Finnish Weird / Suomikumma

Download a collection of Weird stories from Finnish authors Emmi Itäranta Jenny Kangasvuo and Tiina Raevaara. “The community of weird writers in Finland is thriving, and producing memorable stories that blur and bend genre boundaries with their unbridled flight of imagination. This publication introduces you to suomikumma, “Finnish Weird”, showcases a few of its bright stars, and also gives you a…

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Romance Novels as Respite

Romance Novels as Respite

Alyssa Rosenberg writes on “Another year, another man who is utterly horrified to discover just how many American women read romance novels.” (via @igallupd)

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"The Wayward World of Wuxia"

“The Wayward World of Wuxia”

“While the 1950s were considered a tumultuous period of history for the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong was undergoing an incredible revitalization of literature and cinema, a period informally known as the Golden Age of Wuxia (武 侠), or martial arts fantasy.” Terence Hsieh has more on wuxia, wuxia novels and wuxia novelists at The Word Of Chinese.

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Heart of Darkness, A Drawing For Every Page

Heart of Darkness, A Drawing For Every Page

Tin House has published an edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness illustrated by Matt Kish, an interesting follow-up to Kish’s project, Moby-Dick In Pictures; One Drawing For Every Page. See more of Kish’s work here.

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"Out of Body"

“Out of Body”

“As a young stay-at-home father, I gravitated toward Virago Modern Classics because they illuminated the ordinary domestic life to which I was growing accustomed, without becoming sentimental or losing sight of the broader human concerns and higher aspirations of their female characters….They couldn’t help seeing that this world of messy children and dirty floors, of broken cookers and tight…

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein ManuscriptsThe Shelley-Godwin Archive has posted all available manuscripts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ope…View Post

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Manuscripts

The Shelley-Godwin Archive has posted all available manuscripts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ope…

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Noir CarnivalStep right up–Noir Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure! Nineteen stories–”a heady…View Post

Noir Carnival

Step right up–Noir Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure! Nineteen stories–”a heady…

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"Essential Epic Fantasies: Wrap-UpPornokitsch finishes determining essential epic fantasy, with statistics, graphs and lists of their…View Post

"Essential Epic Fantasies: Wrap-Up

Pornokitsch finishes determining essential epic fantasy, with statistics, graphs and lists of their…

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Pondering The Red WeddingThe AV Club consider the emotional impact of Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding episode.  Gus Mustrapa…View Post

Pondering The Red Wedding

The AV Club consider the emotional impact of Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding episode.  Gus Mustrapa…

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