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Category Archives: books
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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