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Books We Read and Loved in 2015

2016 is steadily under way but we are still occasionally writing 2015 on our checks (do most people still write checks these days, even?), and looking back at some of our favorite media moments from last year. 2015 was a … Continue reading

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Southern Reach Trilogy

Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy is an engaging read that can be absorbed in just a few sittings. Focusing on the investigation of a mysterious zone called Area X, the trilogy taps into the fear of not knowing what is real, with a diverse cast of characters and a story arc that is suspenseful and at times horrifying, yet frequently humorous. Continue reading

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I Read a Book: The Fan Fiction Studies Reader

This review written by Keidra Chaney originally appeared on The Learned Fangirl. It is being cross posted here with permission. The Fan Fiction Studies Reader, an anthology of influential academic literature in the field of fan studies, is edited by Karen Hellekson … Continue reading

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Book Review: Half World by Hiromi Goto

When we first meet Melanie Tamaki, the shy and neglected protagonist of Hiromi Goto‘s Half World, she is running with all her might, as she is being chased down the street by a pack of bullies who are slinging pebbles … Continue reading

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Interview with Malinda Lo

Regular visitors to our site will probably know that a few of us here are unabashed fans of good YA fiction, and we’ve been particularly fond of the books by Bay Area-based author Malinda Lo. In Ash, Lo brought us … Continue reading

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Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo’s recent young adult novel, Adaptation, is a perfect blend of the sci-fi and romance genres, with a believable and diverse cast of characters. It’s also a departure from the author’s previous fairy tale novels, Ash and Huntress, making … Continue reading

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RIP Ray Bradbury

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. – Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing There are certain authors and books that inspired … Continue reading

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Friends With Boys (Faith Erin Hicks)

Friends With Boys, written and drawn by Faith Erin Hicks, is a touching short graphic novel about adolescence and trying to find a way to fit in. Maggie is about to go to high school for the first time, and … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Inn at the Crossroads + A Giveaway!

Probably the only thing that rivals my love of a good book is the love of food. I’ve done my share of kitchen experiments, with some results (a 3-course traditional Russian dinner, or a boozy apple pie with a cheddar crust) … Continue reading

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Join us on Goodreads!

Do you love reading? We sure do! That’s why we’ve started a Geekquality reading group on Goodreads. We’d love it if you would join us! And unlike a certain irritable ghost, we won’t shush you, as long as you’re polite … Continue reading

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7 Favorite Sherlock Holmes stories

If anyone were to ask me what I think of Sherlock Holmes, my response – he’s a cantankerous, brilliant man with an infectious laugh, reckless habits, and a great sense of compassion – would be inspired by Vasily Livanov, the … Continue reading

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There Are No Heroes Left for Sansa Stark

This post contains some plot development mentions, so if you haven’t finished Season 1 of Game of Thrones/haven’t read the first two books, you may see spoilers. Everyone has a special character they hold as a litmus test to gauge how decent … Continue reading

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Recap: The Everdeen in the room

Over the past few days, we’ve watched the activity around Elyse’s “Hollywood Whitewashing” post explode on Tumblr. We got a real kick when our post made its appearance on Oh No They Didn’t. (Does this mean we’ve officially arrived?) The … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991  On this special day, I wrote a poem to remember the great Dr. Seuss. – Alice Marie I do not know what I would do If I hadn’t grown up reading … Continue reading

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In Praise of YA Fantasy Fiction

You’ve devoured The Hunger Games trilogy and can’t wait for the movie. You might have every word of the Harry Potter books etched into your heart like a fond memory you’ll never give up. Perhaps you celebrated the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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